The International Crisis Behavior (ICB) Version 11 datasets are now available! With the addition of 15 crises between 2008 and 2013, the ICB data now cover 1918 to 2013. This consists of 470 crises and 1,036 crisis actors.
The new data also incorporate a number of changes to previous crises, based on a systematic cleaning process aimed to improve the consistency of coding across cases. These changes are detailed in the release notes that can be downloaded from the data collections page. The previous versions of the data remain available for replication purposes.
In other news, the leadership of the ICB project has transitioned, after decades of tremendous stewardship by founders Michael Brecher and Jonathan Wilkenfeld. The new co-directors are Patrick James (University of Southern California) and Kyle Beardsley (Duke University), with Brecher and Wilkenfeld assuming the roles of senior advisors on the project. David Quinn has served as the ICB Project Manager throughout this transition.
This Web site offers access to the primary data collections from the ICB project. The data are scheduled for annual updates, which will be available at this site.
The ICB Data Viewer is still in the process of being updated. It remains useful to explore the content of the crises in the previous version of the dataset (Version 10). The crisis summaries for the 15 new crises can be found on the data collections page, linked above.