Visualization is a powerful tool to derive insights from massive, noisy, and possibly inconsistent datasets. We propose a method for the visualization of conflict networks that show a set of actors together with hostile or conflictive relations on the systemic level. Our method highlights the most involved actors, reveals the opposing groups, provides a graphic overview of the conflict structure, and allows for smooth animation of the dynamics of a conflict. The visualization technique can deal with potentially complex network structures and distinguishes visually between bilateral and multilateral conflicts.
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