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Three Decades of Material Conflict in Afghanistan

1,029,479 material conflicts in UZBEKISTAN TAJIKISTAN Afghanistan TURKMENISTAN CHINA January, 1979 - June, 2013 50,000 100,000 150,000 1980 - 1985 - PAKISTAN 1990 - 1995 - IRAN 2000 - INDIA 2005 - 2010 - 200 km 2013 - 200 mi projected What the future holds: Forecasted Events Notable Regions of Conflict Khanashin: Although the region is among the poorest in the country, its soil contains more than an estimated December 2013 June 2014 $85 million USD in rare earth materials and niobium. Kandahar: Home to the country's second largest city, the area has been the seat of many terrorist Yakawlang In 2001, Taliban forces destroyed the capital city, massacring many citizens. Garmsir groups and targeted killings. Ghulam former Center of the Battle of Gamsir, this district has Haider Hamidi, mayor of seen heavy Taliban fighting. Kandahar City, was assassinated in 2011. Kunduz: After US forces caused Change in Events per km? (vs Monthly Average) the Taliban to flee Kabul, many sought refuge in Kanduz City. -4 -3 - 0 1 - 10 11 - 25 26 - 50 51 - 100 101 - 500 501+ Operation Enduring Freedom: Material Conflicts Per Day 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 The war in Afghanistan, which carries the official title Operation Enduring Freedom, began on October 7, 2001. Since that time, 948,311 material conflicts (92% of the 1979-2012 total) have occurred. countries supported the US in the war, either directly (e.g., troops from coalition forces) or indirectly (e.g., use of airspace, facilities, or through financial backing). Jan Feb Mar April May June More than 60 July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Few events Many events Learn more about #GDELT at: Maps and Visualization Forecasting Models and Predictions Source: Leetaru, Kalev and Schrodt, Philip. (2013). GDELT: Global Data on Events, Language, and Tone, 1979-2012. International Studies Association Annual Conference, April 2013. San Diego, CA. Joshua Stevens @jscarto John Beieler @johnb30 Jay Yonamine @jay_yonamine

Three Decades of Material Conflict in Afghanistan

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This graphic depicts over 1 million material conflicts in Afghanistan over the past 34 years. This visualization uses data from the Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT) and predictiv...


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