Cascon Conflict Types

CASCON classifies cases into four conflict types, describing the general character of the conflict and the relationship of the parties involved. The conflict type for a case is entered and displayed in the Case Detail window. The conflict types are:

  • Interstate -- conflict between two or more identifiable states.
  • Primarily internal -- civil war or insurgency mainly between domestic factions, whether ethnic, linguistic, religious, or so on.
  • External intervention -- internal conflict with significant external involvement, that is, civil war with outside participation as a major element.
  • Colonial -- colony versus administering power, entailing a struggle for political independence by indigenous forces against the foreign administering or otherwise ruling power.

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