The primary source of information for the Armed Conflicts Report is the Armed Conflicts Database of electronic information and vertical files maintained by Project Ploughshares.
Major sources for the database and additional sources for this edition of the Report include the following:
Books and reports
Human Development Report (Current and earlier editions), UN Development Programme, New York; The Military Balance (Current and earlier editions), International Institute for Strategic Studies, Routledge, London; Small Arms Survey (Current and earlier editions), Graduate Institute of International Studies, Oxford University Press, Oxford; SIPRI Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Current and earlier editions), Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Oxford University Press, Oxford; Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (Current and earlier editions), US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Washington; United Nations Peace Operations Year in Review (Current and earlier editions), UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, New York.
Arms Control Reporter; Arms Control Today; Aviation Week; Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Defense News; The Guardian Weekly; Jane’s Defence Weekly.
ABC NewsWorld; ABS-CBN News; afrol News; The Age; Agence France Presse; Aljazeera News; All Africa Global Media; Amnesty International; Arab News; Asia-Pacific News; Asia Times; Associated Press; BBC News; CBC; The Carter Center; Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, Asia-Pacific Daily Report; The Center for Defense Information; Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED); CNN News; The Christian Science Monitor; The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers; The Conflict and Community Development Research and Analytical Program, Social Development Unit, World Bank, Jakarta; The Council on Foreign Relations; Daily Nation; Deutsche Presse Agentur; Dispatch Online; ENOUGH Project; Free Burma Rangers; The Guardian; Genocide Watch; Global Security; The Globe and Mail; Gulf Daily News; The Hindustan Times; Human Rights Watch; Hurriyet Daily News; Indiainfo.com; Institute for Security Studies; Institute for War and Peace Reporting; Inter Press Service News Agency; Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre; International Committee of the Red Cross; International Crisis Group; International Herald Tribune; International Peace Information Service; International Relations and Security Network; Irish Times; Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories; Iraq Body Count; Iraq Coalition Casualty Count; Irrawaddy; The Jakarta Post; Karen Human Rights Group; Long War Journal; Macau Daily Times; Mail & Guardian Online; Middle East Times; Mizzama News; Manila Bulletin; MSNBC; The Nation; National Public Radio; The New York Times; Overseas Development Institute; Prague Watchdog; Prensa Latina; PreventConflict; Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; Relief Web; The Republic of the Philippines; Reuters; Reuters Africa; South Asia Terrorism Portal; Spotlight on Military News, Canadian Department of National Defence; The Star Online; Strategy Page; The Telegraph; Thailand Burma Border Consortium; The Times; The Times of India; United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks; United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations; United Nations Mission in Afghanistan; United Nations Mission in Sudan; United Nations News Centre; United Nations Security Council; United Press International; USA Today; VOA News; The Wall Street Journal; Washington Post; Washington Times; The World Policy Institute; Xinhuanet News Agency.