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This page was created for anyone doing research in the areas of Ethnic Conflict, Peacekeeping or Peace Operations, and/or Stabilization and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. The subject guide lists is intended to make you be aware of and help you become familiar with some of the Library's more useful resources and to give you some ideas of places to start your research.
SocIndex with Full Text
The Library has a growing collection of maps of various sizes, scales and content. A variety of maps published by the CIA make good briefing maps. We also have nautical, topographic and aeronautical charts as well as an increasing number of CD-ROM products. Most of these maps are NOT in BOSUN so please see a reference librarian. References to atlases can, however, be found by searching BOSUN. The Library has a Maps Subject Guide. Of particular interest are the Military Maps and the Regions of Conflict sections. The Perry-Castañeda Library
Map Collection website is an excellent place to locate all kinds of digital maps.
The following are electronic resources that have not previously been mentioned.
Columbia International Affairs Online
Provides full-text access to; working papers, conference proceedings, journal articles, books, policy briefs, links, maps, country data and more.
This describes recent trends in conflict development, coups and attempted coups, escalations, settlements and more.
Correlates of War (COW)
Information covers includes: Inter, Extra and Intra State War, militarized interstate disputes, foreign alliances and more
Country Background Notes
Published by the U.S. Department of State and updated as necessary, these provide 3-4 page "thumbnail" sketches of each country. Headings indicating areas of coverage include: geography, people, government, economy, history, political condition, foreign relations and more.
DTIC is the clearinghouse for many DoD reports and is an excellent resource. Through their PUBLIC Online database, the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) indexes and abstracts defense-related government-sponsored scientific, technical and non-technical reports.
Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST) is a free-of-charge service for politicians, journalists, researchers and the interested public. FIRST is a joint project of the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
Global Information System
Click on Client Log-In
This has a country database with information about various countries including history, leadership information, defense information, major intelligence groups, insurgents and other groups and more. It also has a special topics section, "power" tables which show changes in governments within the past 12 months and what caused the change, arms transfer information and the Defense and Foreign Affairs Daily.
This provides full-text access to many of the Jane's resources (e.g. All the World's Aircraft and Fighting Ships as well as various periodicals - Jane's Intelligence Review, Jane's Defence Weekly etc.). The library also has many of the Jane's publications in hard copy.
Jane's Sentinel Country Risk Assessments
Contains expert analysis of the latest events and trends in political, security and military affairs and a detailed breakdown of global military and political structures on a regional basis. Each region is broken down by country with each country profile providing a detailed analysis of political, diplomatic and military capabilities.
Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre
Jane's Terrorism Intelligence Centre is a gateway to the latest global terrorism related content including news, exclusive features, comprehensive reference material and an interactive events database.
This database searches and provides summaries of statistical publications produced by state, federal and international agencies as well as non-government entities. When available, links to the full-text of selected publications are provided.
The Military Balance
This provides a quantitative assessment of the world's military forces and their defense expenditure. Also has brief information and statistics regarding UN Peacekeeping operations.
This online database service provides full-text information for major newspapers (domestic and international), journals and periodicals, reports, transcripts and more. A password is required, please see a librarian.
Useful site for comparing statistics between nations. The information is broken down by region or country, category, and subcategory. The results can be searched across individual or multiple countries and/or regions. The categories include: agriculture, crime, democracy, economy, education, environment, immigration, labor, military, religion, transportation and more. All statistics are cited so you can make sure they are authentic. Maps and flags of each country are also available.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute [SIPRI]
Categories of coverage include: global and regional security and conflicts, weapons and technology proliferation, military expenditures, arms productions and trade, and arms control and disarmament. This includes some major documents and speeches which are well indexed.
Facts on International Relations and Security Trends [FIRST]
Multilateral Peace Operations
SIPRI Data on Military Expenditures
SIPRI Data on Arms Transfers
SIPRI Data on Arms Industry
This is an annual review of major global political economic and foreign-policy developments and includes articles covering regional security, proliferation and military conflict.
Stratfor is one of the world's leading global intelligence firms, providing clients with geopolitical analysis and industry and country forecasts to mitigate risk and identify opportunities. The Stratfor website publishes daily intelligence briefs and in-depth analysis, and a wide range of consulting services carefully tailored to meet specific client needs.
Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP)
This program collects information on many aspects of armed violence since 1946. Information includes breakdowns by: war & minor conflict, non-state conflict, one-sided violence, conflict prevention, peace agreements and more.
With WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog) you can simultaneously search the catalogs of over 9000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat contains more than 50 million records in over 400 languages.
The World Factbook
Published annually by the CIA, this gives brief statistical sketches of each country. Contents headings include: Map, Flag, Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications and Defense.]
Primary Source Documents
Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) Virtual Library
The CWIHP disseminates information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War and includes many previously inaccessible and/or classified documents from some of the former Communist countries.
Department of State Foreign Affairs [2001 to present]
This provides speeches, press releases and major State Department documents.
DoS Web Page Archives [2001-2009]
DoS Foreign Affairs Electronic Archives [1997- 2001]
Military Education & Research Library Network (MERLN) Digital Collections
This portal provides access to a number of unique military collections that have been digitized. This includes: historical monographs, student papers, lectures, conference proceedings, personal paper collections, reports, legislation and more.
National Security Archive
George Washington University
These electronic briefing books provide access to important declassified documents related to US national security, military history, foreign policy, intelligence and more
Official Documents System of the United Nations
ODS covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are, however, added to the system on a daily basis. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards. The system does not contain press releases, UN sales publications, the United Nations Treaty Series or information brochures issued by the Department of Public Information.
Peace Agreements Digital Collection
Part of the Margarita S. Studemeister Digital Library in International Conflict Management, this collection contains the full-text of agreements signed by the major contending parties
ending inter- and intra-state conflicts worldwide since 1989.
Truth Commissions Digital Collection
Also part of the of the Margarita S. Studemeister Digital Library in International Conflict Management, this collection contains decrees establishing truth commission and similar bodies of inquiry worldwide as well as the reports by those groups.
Henry L. Stimson Center
International Relations and Security Network
Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)
Publications and Research
Aerospace Power Journal Subject Index
Including Peacekeeping Operations, Civil Military Relations and Humanitarian Operations
African Journal on Conflict Resolution
Armed Forces and Society
Civil Wars [NPS does not subscribe to this]
Conflict Management and Peace Science (2004 to present)
Conflict Resolution Quarterly
Ebsco (1983 to present)
Conflict, Security and Development
(2001 to present)
Connections: The Quarterly Journal
Democracy and Security [NPS does not subscribe to this]
Development and Change
Ebsco (1998 to present with 1 year delay)
Global Change, Peace and Security
(1997 to present)
ProQuest (1998 to current with 1 year delay)
International Journal of Peace Studies
Ebsco (2005 to present)
International Journal on World Peace
Ebsco (2002 to present)
Proquest (1997 to present with 6 month delay)
International Peacekeeping (2001-to present)
Project Muse (2001 to current)
International Studies Quarterly
Wiley (1997 to current )
Joint Force Quarterly
Complex Contingency Operations
Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement
Journal of Conflict Resolution
Sage (1957 to present)
Journal of Conflict, Religion and Peace
Journal of Conflict, Security and Development [NPS does not subscribe to this]
Journal of Democracy
Project Muse (1995 to present)
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Ebsco (1998 forward, more recent year not available)
Journal of International Peace Operations
Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding [NPS does not subscribe to this]
Journal of Peace Research
Sage (1964 to present)
Journal of Peacebuilding & Development [NPS does not subscribe to this]
Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
Metapress (1997 to current)
OJPCR: The Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution (1998 to present)
Peace and Change
Ebsco (1975 to present with a 12 month delay)
Peace and Conflict
(1995 to present with a 12 month delay)
Peace, Conflict and Development: An Interdisciplinary Journal (2002 to present)
Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism
(2001 to current)
Third World Quarterly (1995 to present)
Air University Research Information Management Web
Over 2,000 full-text faculty and student research studies
Anticipating Ethnic Conflict [Rand]
Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library
EINIRAS Database Network
Searches several databases of security-related articles covering 1990 to the present
Identifying Potential Ethnic Conflict: Application of a Process Model [Rand]
PBS Frontline World video series
Peace Agreements Digital Collection
United States Institute of Peace
Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute [PKSOI]
Key Policy Documents
Reconciliation After Violent Conflict: A Handbook
Report of the Panel on UN Peacekeeping
Strategic Studies Institute (Army War College)
Truth Commissions Digital Collection
Unites States Institute of Peace
The Truth Commissions Digital Collection, part of the Margarita S. Studemeister Digital Library in International Conflict Management, is a collection constantly under development by the Jeannette Rankin Library Program, containing decrees establishing truth commissions and similar bodies of inquiry worldwide, and the reports issued by such groups.
UN Peacekeeping Best Practices
UN Peace-Keeping Operations, Department of Public Information
UN Treaty Database
USIAD Development Experience Clearinghouse
Bibliography on Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe
edited by Margit Feischmidt
Bibliography on Peacekeeping and other Peace Operations
Global Policy Organization
Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding : A Selected Bibliography
Edited by Catherine Morris, Peacemakers Trust
Ethnic Conflict and Ethnic Conflict Management
A bibliography on East-Central Europe and South Asia
Nation Building-Post Conflict Reconstruction
Air University Library, September 2005
Peace-Keeping Operations: A Bibliography
United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library
United Nations Documentation Research Guide - Peacekeeping
Presidential Decision Directive (PDD) 25
U.S. Policy on Reforming Multinational Peace Operations
Presidential Decision Directive (PDD) 56
Managing Complex Contingency Operations
Army Field Manual (FM 100-23)
DoD Directive 3000.05
Military Support for Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) Operations
Joint Publication JP 3-07.3
Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Peace Operations
Joint Publication JP 3-07
Joint Doctrine for Military Operations Other Than War
Joint Publication JP 3-07.6
Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Foreign Humanitarian Assistance
Joint Publication JP 3-16
Joint Publication JP 3-68
Noncombatant Evacuation Operations
Multinational Doctrine [Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute]
This site links to the important doctrine publications by country and organization.
United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Principles and Guidelines
See our Public Opinion page.
Index of Democracy [Economic Intelligence Unit]
Political Instability Index (Economic Intelligence Unit)