When it comes to providing a comprehensive statistical portrait of Europe, Euroestat can rightfully claim that it’s a “one-stop shopping” site. The categories include general and regional statistics; economy and finance; population and social conditions; industry, trade and services; agriculture and fisheries; international trade, and much more.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) provides 5 datasets that center on multilateral peace operations; military expenditures; arms transfers and arms embargoes; and national reports on arms exports.
The University of Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) features 14 datasets that focus on armed conflict; conflict termination; non-state conflict; one-sided conflict; battle-related deaths; managing intra-state conflict and/or low-intensity conflict, and more.
The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) provides the most comprehensive data that’s available on the political violence and protest activities that occur in Africa and 10 countries in South and Southeast Asia. It contains information on the specific dates and locations of political violence and protest, the types of events that occur, the groups involved, the fatalities suffered, and any changes in territorial control that transpire. Additional information is available on battles fought, killings, riots, and the recruitment activities of rebels, governments, militias, armed groups, protesters and civilians.
The Issue Correlates of War Project collects data on contentious issues in world politics. Its 3 primary datasets focus on territorial, river and maritime claims. The site also features 3 supplementary collections on colonial histories; historical state names; and multilateral treaties of “pacific settlement.”
The venerable Correlates of War Project contains 14 datasets that zero in on inter-, intra-, non- and extra-state warfare from 1816-2007; militarized inter-state disputes from 1816-2010; the geographic locations of the latter disputes from 1816-2001; national material capabilities (based on 6 indicators) from 1816-2007; world religion data since 1945; the formal alliances created between states (1816-2012); violent and peaceful territorial changes from 1816-2014; and more.
The UN Peace Agreements Database includes approximately 800 documents that broadly qualify as peace agreements and also contains their related materials. Users can access the full texts of the agreements in different languages and can use different criteria to search for them.
The Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST) maintains a searchable database on all suicide attacks from 1982 through December 2015. The database includes information about the location of attacks, the target type, the weapon used, and systematic information on the demographic and general biographical characteristics of suicide attackers.