Institute for the Study of Asymmetric Conflict

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June 24, 2002
An Engineeered Tragedy

Between September 2000 and September 2002, Israeli and Palistinian Arabs were engaged in a “low-intensity conflict” generally referred to as the “al-Aqsa Intifada”. This conflict caused over 2,200 deaths so far; and yet, its most significant aspect seems to be the struggle for international public opinion rather than any effort at gaining a conventional military victory. A thorough accounting and analysis of the conflict’s incidents and casualties not only provided a better understanding of the conflict, but also demonstrated the effifacy of casualty statistics in determining whether the "Principle of Distinction" had been adhered to by both sides.

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By Don Radlauer
Tags: casualty statistics, laws of war, intifada
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June 20, 2002
An Engineered Tragedy: Summary of Findings
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By Don Radlauer
Tags: conflict, laws of war, casualties
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Incident and Casualty Databases as a Tool for Understanding Low-Intensity Conflicts

In "low-intensity" conflicts, each side attempts to achieve a psycho-political victory by influencing people's thoughts and feelings about the issues in dispute. Casualty statistics are an important element in forming these thoughts and feelings. 

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By Don Radlauer
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