Social Network Analysis and the Middle East

The SOCNET mailing list has had some traffic about using social network analysis for Mideast politics. Valdis Krebs is experimenting with attracting and repelling forces between nodes:
http://www.orgnet.com/mideast.html
has an interesting graph.

Ilan Talmud wrote:

On a structural approach to negative and positive relations and its effect of Interstate militarized conflict see :
Papers:
Zeev Maoz 2006. Network Polarization, Network Interdependence, and International Conflict, 1816-2002. Journal of Peace Research, 43(4): 391-411 at: http://jpr.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/43/4/391

Z. Maoz. R. Kuperman, L. Terris, and I. Talmud. International Relations: A Network Approach.” In New Directions for International Relations, Edited by A. Mintz and B. Russett. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2004 (with Z. Maoz. R. Kuperman, and L. Terris). http://soc.haifa.ac.il/~talmud/evolution.pdf

Z. Maoz. R. Kuperman, L. Terris, and I. Talmud. “Structural Equivalence and International Conflict, 1816-2000: A Social Networks Analysis of Dyadic Affinities and Conflict.” Journal of Conflict Resolution (2006, forthcoming), http://soc.haifa.ac.il/~talmud/strucequiv.pdf

Z. Maoz. R. Kuperman, L. Terris, and I. Talmud.” The Enemy of my Enemy: The Effects of Indirect Enmity Relations on Direct Dyadic Relations,” the Journal of Politics (2007, forthcoming)