Data on Conflict in Afghanistan, 2015-2020
High fidelity conflict microdata is essential for understanding the dynamics of war in fragile and conflict-affected countries. Afghanistan is a particularly important case given the horrific humanitarian toll taken by decades of fighting, and the vast resources NATO and US forces expended in the country. The US Department of Defense has previously released a comprehensive record of combat in Afghanistan, known as Significant Activities (SIGACTs), covering the period from 2006 through the end of the NATO combat mission in 2014. I obtained the successor record of SIGACTs, covering conflict in Afghanistan from 2015 through 2020, through a data sharing agreement with NATO. These records, known as INDURE, document combat in the most violent phase of the war in Afghanistan, offering unparalleled insight into Taliban escalation after the 2014 NATO drawdown.
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- Blair, Christopher W. 2022. "Border Fortification and Legibility: Evidence from Afghanistan." Unpublished Manuscript, Princeton University.
- Blair, Christopher W. and Austin L. Wright. 2022. "Refugee Return and Conflict: Evidence from Afghanistan." Unpublished Manuscript, Princeton University.