A simple summary of all strategic (inter-state) rivalries from Thompson and Dreyer (2012).

## Usage

data("strategic_rivalries")

## Format

A data frame with 197 observations on the following 10 variables.

rivalryno

a numeric vector for the rivalry number

rivalryname

a character vector for the rivalry name

sidea

a character vector for the first country in the rivalry

sideb

a character vector for the second country in the rivalry

styear

a numeric vector for the start year of the rivalry

endyear

a numeric vector for the end year of the rivalry

region

a character vector for the region of the rivalry, per Thompson and Dreyer (2012)

type1

a character vector for the primary type of the rivalry (spatial, positional, ideological, or interventionary)

type2

a character vector for the secondary type of the rivalry, if applicable (spatial, positional, ideological, or interventionary)

type3

a character vector for the tertiary type of the rivalry, if applicable (spatial, positional, ideological, or interventionary)

## Details

Information gathered from the appendix of Thompson and Dreyer (2012). Ongoing rivalries are right-bound at 2010, the date of publication for Thompson and Dreyer's handbook. Users are free to change this if they like.

## References

Thompson, William R. and David Dreyer. 2012. Handbook of International Rivalries. CQ Press.

## Examples

data(strategic_rivalries)