January - March 2019: Case Summaries

This page includes the detailed summaries of each individual territorial, river, maritime, or identity claim that has been active during this quarter. For more details on the purpose of this quarterly review and for the summary of events during the quarter, see the Overview page.

Case Summaries: New Claims

No new claims began during this quarter.

Case Summaries: Potential Claims

These cases have some elements of a territorial, river, maritime, or identity claim, but do not currently meet the complete ICOW definition. Typical reasons include the lack of explicit government statements (some of these demands were made by private citizens and not supported overtly -- or even disavowed publicly -- by their governments) or the lack of an explicit demand (e.g. governments stating the need for a route to the sea or better water security without stating the territory or river where this was sought). These cases are worth monitoring as potential future claims, should the situation or the demands made by the potential challenger state change, and they also help to illustrate ICOW coding rules regarding what does and does not qualify as codable claims.

Territorial Claims

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Maritime Claims

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Identity Claims

Identity claims have another requirement that can keep some potential claims from qualifying for the data set. Rather than reinvent the wheel by trying to create our own new list of ethnic groups that are shared by two or more countries, we use the groups as identified by the Ethnic Power Relations (EPR) and Transborder Ethnic Kin (TEK) data sets, which are the leading data sources for scholars of ethnic conflict. This means that any events involving groups that are not coded by those data sets can not be coded in our data set -- which typically occurs in situations where the group in question has very few members in the potential target state, or where the group members are not politically organized in the target state or do not share loyalty to the group beyond their borders.

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Case Summaries: Claim Escalation and Provocations

Claim numbers that end in "xx" indicate claims that have begun since the end of the publicly available data set in question and have not yet been assigned a number; this document will be updated in the future when these numbers have been determined.

Territorial Claims

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River Claims

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Maritime Claims

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Identity Claims

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Case Summaries: Peaceful Claim Management and Settlement

Claim numbers that end in "xx" indicate claims that have begun since the end of the publicly available data set in question and have not yet been assigned a number; this document will be updated in the future when these numbers have been determined.

Territorial Claims

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River Claims

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Maritime Claims

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Identity Claims

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First published: 22 May 2019 (Last updated 14 August 2019: improved formatting and added several events from later news reports)
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