Summaries - Research
Back Use of IEDs as a Strategic Weapon on a Subnational Level in Iraq
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||National Security Institute|
|Investigator(s)||Amara, Jomana H.|
|Sponsor||Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (Joint)|
The focus of this research is a follow-on to "Scale Invariance with Specific Applications to IED Violence in Iraq 2003-2007." The research will be extended to investigate the dynamics of violence at the provincial level. The research will focus on each of the 18 provinces in Iraq and further disaggregate the analysis by type of weapon system.
Recent analyses suggest that other dimensions of violent conflict adhere to a power law distribution. Casualties in intra-state conflicts in Iraq and Columbia and non-G7 global terrorism also appear to converge to a power law distribution. Previous analysis find fatalities per incident in Iraq appear to be distributed in a similar fashion to those resulting from non-G7 terrorism, suggesting that violence in both cases is characterized by a large number of low-intensity events.
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