The Dangerous Companions Project has two parts:
1. The NAGs dataset (ver.2015) codes 9 different forms of external state support and the year in which such support exists: read more
2. The second part of the project is Dangerous Companions Database, which introduces a profile for each group with information on the foundation year, objectives and ideational characteristics. Each profile page also includes the sources used for data collection and coding.
1. Codebook ver. April 2015 (click here)
The original data includes all UCDP/PRIO armed groups, which existed in the period between 1946 and 2010, and state supporters for these groups.
2. Codebook ver. June 2019
Currently, the NAGs dataset is being expanded to include support from diaspora groups, non-governmental organizations (NGO), inter-governmental organizations (IGO), non-state armed groups, foreign political parties, and diplomatic support from all these actors in addition to states up to 2019.
How to cite?
WHEN USING OR REFERRING TO THE NAGs DATASET, CITE: San-Akca, Belgin. “States in Disguise: Causes of External State Support for Rebel Groups.” New York: Oxford University Press. 2016. WHEN USING THE CONCEPT OF NAGs, CITE: San-Akca, Belgin. “Supporting Non-State Armed Groups: A Resort to Illegality?” Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol.32, No.4 (August 2009), pp.589-613.
COMPARISON TO EXISTING DATASETS
The main novelties of the NAG dataset in comparison to existing datasets on external or third party state support to rebel groups, such as Third Party Intervention , Nonstate Actor (NSA) dataset and UCDP External Support Data are read more