The CAW Project tracks conflict and cooperation trends in Central Asia. The Project tracks and analyzes publications to detect conflict and cooperation trends. CAW focuses on two out-of-region online media outlets and five regional news agencies—one state owned news agency for each Central Asian country.
Below is an example of data we provide. News pieces from all of our news sources are analyzed and coded according to our Conflict Cooperation Scale (CCS). The CCS scale allows us to assign a subjective value of conflict (-2 or -1), cooperation (+2 or +1), or neutral (0) to the news products that we analyze. If you want to dig deeper, you can download the data by clicking “Download Data” below the chart. You can also check out our other datasets provided under the "Available Data" section below.
The downloadable spreadsheet that CAW provides contains the following information on each news product we track: 1) publication date, 2) product title, 3) product source, 4) link to the original news product, and 5) Conflict Cooperation Score.
The Project follows products of one out-of-region news outlets:
The Project also uses the products of five national news outlets of Central Asia:
CAW data is freely available. Please go to 'List data' tab. You can read the original news stories by going to the original website. To export data as Excel, please select news Agency, Scale, CCS, key word(s), date, check 'To Excel' and click 'Submit.' Note that at this time only 2016-2017 news were coded using CCS.
CAW data will be freely available in late 2019.