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   Middle EastInternational Trade
   
International Newspapers in Digital Replica Format

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- Army Knowledge Online - Navy Knowledge Online - Air Force Portal

Country Information

Adherents.com
        Adherents.com is a growing collection of over 50,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations -- references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc

Background Notes
U.S. State Department
        Archive for information prior to 1/20/2001

Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning
USMC
        This site contains culturally relevant resources such as current news and analysis, maps and images, digital media debriefs, tactics, and language (Arabic, Russia, French, Spanish, Turkish, and Uzbek), which enable users to explore operational culture in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Caucasus and Central Asia, South Asia, and Africa.
            Operation Iraqi Freedom
            Operation Enduring Freedom
            Africa
            North Africa and Middle East
            Eastern Europe and Balkans
            Caucasus and Central Asia
            Russia and Former Soviet Europe
            East Asia
            Southeast Asia
            South Asia

Center for Strategic and International Studies

CIA
    Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
    CIA World Factbook
    

Correlates of War
        Datasets


Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations
This annual source provides programmatic and country level budget tables and requests for foreign operations and foreign aid.
    2002-2007
    2008-

    Also available from the USAID Budget site [2001 to present]

Core Health Indicators
These are the latest Core Health Indicators from WHO sources, including 'World Health Statistics' and 'The World Health Report'. With this query system, you can construct tables for any combination of countries, indicators and years.


Countries of the World
InfoPlease
        Country profiles include: color map; flag; official name; current ruler; land area; population; capital; largest cities; monetary unit; languages; ethnicity/race; religions; literacy rate; economy; government; and history.

Countries of the World and International Organizations: Sources of Information
Congressional Research Service

Country Analysis Briefs
Energy Information Administration

Country Briefings
The Economist

Country Profiles
BBC
        Profiles provide an "instant guide" to news, history, politics, event timelines, and economic background of world countries. Presents country overviews, basic facts, Web links, and details on leaders and media. Includes news stories and audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

Countryreports.org
        This site provides for the following categories: economy, geography, defense, government, people, communications, transportation, transnational issues, an audio version of the national anthem along with the written lyrics, along with the map, flag and local weather information and related links.

Country Studies
Library of Congress
        This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army.

CountryWatch
    General Information, People & History, Economy, Agriculture, Energy, Metals, Environment.

Directory of Development Organizations
    Guide to International Organizations, Governments, Private Sector Institutions, Development Agencies, Universities, Research and Training Institutes, NGOs/PDOs, Grantmakers, Banks, Microfinance Institutions and Development Consulting Firms

Ethnologue: Languages of the World
      Comprehensive reference work cataloging all of the world’s known living languages

 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).

Foreign Affairs Online

Foreign Government Data Sources: Statistics Sources on the Web
University of Michigan Library

Foreign Information by Country
University of Colorado at Boulder Library

Foreign Military Studies Office Analytical Products
FMSO

GlobalEDGE: International Business Resource Desk
        Designed and developed at Michigan State University, GlobalEDGETM contains information on about 200 countries with over 2,000 online resources. It also contains an entire section devoted to providing links and resources focused on helping academicians with international business topics. Especially impressive links to international statistics sites.

Global Information System  
        Click on Client Log-In. The Global Information System is a fully on-line and keyword searchable, non-partisan, confidential data, intelligence and analysis system built up for professional use by senior policymakers, intelligence officials and military research establishments worldwide since 1972. The system is based on intelligence and analysis undertaken as a result of massive field collection (HUMINT); and on extensive research and analysis, using primary and open sources intelligence (OSINT), including considerable "open-but-difficult source" OSINT.

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC)
  This Centre supports the international development community with information related to governance, conflict and social development.
   Topical Guides
   Document Library

Human Development Reports
United Nations

Human Rights Reports
U.S. Department of State
        Archive for information prior to 1999

INCORE (Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity)
        Country Guides
        Peace Agreements

Independent States in the World

Index of Economic Freedom
Heritage Foundation

Infonation
United Nations

International & Area Studies Digital Monographs
eScholarship
        Browse by Subject

International Data Base (IDB)
        A computerized database "containing statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world." Combines data from country sources (especially censuses and surveys) with IPC's estimates and projections to provide information dating back as far as 1950 and as far ahead as 2050 (the amount of information available for each country may vary.) Includes data such as: population, vital statistics, migration, fertility, literacy, ethnicity, religion, languages, and labor force. Census Bureau's International Progams Center.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Country Information

International Public Opinion Polls: Resources on the Internet and in Print
Columbia University

International Relations and Security Network

International Studies - Regional Studies
Air War College

Islamic Studies, Islam, Arabic, and Religion
University of Georgia

Jane's Sentinel Security 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.

KOSIMO/COSIMO
Heidelberg Institute of International Conflict Research
KOSIMO is the name of a database containing (at this time) 693 political conflicts from 1945 to 1999. Each conflict is coded with 28 variables.
Conflict Barometer

LABORSTA Internet
International Labour Office

Library PressDisplay  
        Contains hundreds of full content, full graphics newspapers and magazines from around the globe.

Military Policy Awareness Links (MiPALS)


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.

Non-governmental Organizations Research Guide
Duke University

Office of International Negotiations and Regional Affairs
DoD

OFFSTATS : Official Statistics on the Web
University of Auckland
Links to official international statistics sites offering global, regional, and national statistics including demographics, economics, finance, crime, and religion.

PARLINE Database on National Parliaments
The PARLINE database contains "information on the structure and working methods of 265 parliamentary chambers in all of the 189 countries where a national legislature exists.

PARLIT Database
Search for books and articles relating to parliamentary law and practice.

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
Army War College

Political Risk Services  
        Provides full-text reports on over 100 countries including economic, demographic, geographic, historical, international relationships, political actors and social data as well as business-oriented forecasts.

Population Reference Bureau
        PRB analyzes complex demographic data and research to provide the most objective, accurate, and up-to-date population information in a format that is easily understood by advocates, journalists, and decision makers alike.
       
Portals to the World
Library of Congress
        Portals to the World contains selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world.

Public Administration Country Profiles
United Nations Public Administration Programme
        Contains United Nations public administration country reports covering the public sector, legal structure and civil service.

Regional Policy Overviews
National Defense University

State Department
        Archive for information prior to 2001

Statistics - National Agencies and Compendia
Vanderbilt University

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
        Data on Military Expenditure
        Arms Transfer Database

Strategic Studies Institute
Army War College

Travel Document System
        TDS provides visa services for U.S. citizens for most countries for which an entry visa is required, and can also assist with visa requirements for U.S. permanent residents for many countries. TDS also expedites U.S. passports (new issues, renewals, amendments, additional pages).

United Nations
        General Assembly
        Economic And Social Council
        International Court of Justice
        Security Council
            Security Council Resolutions
        Trusteeship Council
        Secretariat
        UN Documentation Centre

US Overseas Loans and Grants [Greenbook]
The Greenbook shows a complete historical record of United States' (U.S.) foreign aid to the rest of the world by reporting all loans and grants authorized by the U.S. Government for each fiscal year. Users can access standard tables already constructed, or create custom tables and reports by selecting recipient countries, years and type of USG assistance. Data is available in either historical or constant dollars.

War, Peace and Security
Information Resource Centre, Canadian Forces College

White Papers on Defense
MERLN
        Arranged by country.

World Bank Countries and Regions

World Flag Database

World Health Organization (WHO) Country Information

World Religions (Defense Language Institute)
        Culture of the Arab World
        Culture of the Central/South Central European World
        Culture of the East Asian World
        Culture of the New Independent States
        Culture of the Russian Federation World

World Weather Information Service
World Meteorological Organization

WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources

Africa


Africa
Foreign Military Studies Office Publications

Africa
United States Institute of Peace Reports

Africa
WWW Virtual Library

Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS)
DoD

Africa Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Africa South of the Sahara : Selected Internet Resources
Stanford University
        International Relations
        Politics & Government

African Affairs
US Department of State
        Archive for information prior to 1/20/2001

African & Middle Eastern Reading Room
Library of Congress

African Studies Resource Page
Online Schools


African Studies
Columbia University

African Studies Center
University of Pennsylvania

South Africa
Stanford University
        International Relations
        Military/Police

Americas

Americas
Foreign Military Studies Office

Americas Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies
DoD

Colombia Project
Center for International Policy

Cuba Project
Center for International Policy

Hispanic Reading Room
Library of Congress

Latin America
Foreign Military Studies Office Publications

Latin America
United States Institute of Peace Reports

Latin America
WWW Virtual Library

Latin America Demilitarization Program
Center for International Policy

Latin America & Caribbean Self-Determination In Focus

Latin American Resources
Digital Librarian

Latin American Studies
University of Texas at Austin

Political Database of the Americas
Georgetown University/OAS

Western Hemisphere Affairs
US Department of State
        Archive for information prior to 2001

Afghanistan: Land in Crisis
National Geographic

Afghanistan Studies
Academic Info

Asia

Asia
Foreign Military Studies Office Publications

Asia
United States Institute of Peace Reports

Asia
WWW Virtual Library

Asia & Pacific Rim Self-Determination In Focus

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
DoD

Asia Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Asia / Australia / Oceania
Foreign Military Studies Office

 Asian Reading Room
Library of Congress

Asia Asian Studies
WWW Virtual Library

Bibliography of Asian Studies 
        This on-line version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains more than 410,000 records on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.

Asia Central Asian Republics
Foreign Military Studies Office Publications

Digital South Asia Library
University of Chicago

East Asian and Pacific Affairs
US Department of State
        Archive for information prior to 2001

EurasiaNet
    Eurasia Insight

Near East and South Asian Affairs
DoD

Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs
DoD

Pacific Studies
Australian National University

Asia Pacific Media Roundtable
APAN

South Asia
Center for Strategic and International Studies

South and Central Asian Affairs
US Department of State
        Archive for information prior to 2001

Statistics Indonesia
Europe

Eastern Europe
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Eastern Europe
WWW Virtual Library

Eastern Europe In Focus

Erik Herron's Guide to Politics in East Central Europe and Eurasia
University of Kansas

Europa : European Union Online

Europe
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Europe
Foreign Military Studies Office Publications

Europe, Balkans, and Russia
United States Institute of Peace Reports

European and Eurasian Affairs
US Department of State
        Archive for information prior to 2009

European Reading Room
Library of Congress

Former Soviet Union & Common Wealth of Independent States Self-Determination In Focus

George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies
DoD

 Russia and Eurasia
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Russia and the CIS
Foreign Military Studies Office Publications

Russian and East European Studies
University of Pittsburgh

UK 2005 : The Official Yearbook of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Center for West European Studies
University of Pittsburgh

Western Europe
WWW Virtual Library

Middle East

African & Middle Eastern Reading Room
Library of Congress

ArabNet

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
University of Texas at Austin

Global Connections: The Middle East
PBS

Middle East
Foreign Military Studies Office

Middle East
Foreign Military Studies Office Publications

Middle East
WWW Virtual Library

Middle East and Central Asia
United States Institute of Peace Reports

Middle East History and References: Middle East Historical and Peace Process Documents
MidEast Web

East Middle East Self-Determination In Focus

Middle East Studies Internet Resources
Columbia University

Near Eastern Affairs
US Department of State
        2001-2009 Archive
       1993-2001 Archive

Programme on Governance in the Aran Region
UNDP-POGAR

Report of The Sharm el-Sheikh Fact-Finding Committee
Mitchell Report
        Official Responses by the PLO
        Statements of the Government of Israel -- 1st statement
        Statements of the Government of Israel -- 2nd statement

Turkey
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Public Opinion

Please see the Public Opinion page.

Religions of the World

Adherents.com
        Adherents.com is a growing collection of over 50,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations -- references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc

BBC World Service
        "your guide to the religions of the world"

Infoplease.com
        World religions by country

Map of World Religions

Religious Tolerance

Virtual Religion Index
Rutgers Universi

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
        Country Policy Briefs

Diplomatic Information

Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments

Diplomacy Monitor [St. Thomas University School of Law] 

Diplomatic List of Missions in the U.S

Electronic Embassy

Foreign Consular Offices in the U.S.

Foreign Embassies of Washington D.C

Key Officers of Foreign Service Posts
Archive for information prior to 2001

United States Embassies and Consulates Worldwide

United States Missions & Embassies

United States Missions & Embassies Archive for information prior to 1/20/2001

World Statesman


Freedom in the World

Democracy Index 2007
Economist Intelligence Unit

Economic Freedom of the World
CATO Institute

Economic Freedom of the World Project
Fraser Institute

Freedom in the World
Freedom House

Index of Economic Freedom
Heritage Foundation & The Wall Street Journal

Project on Human Development
Frederick S. Pardee Center

International Trade

FDI.net

From the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, World Bank Group: Free, on-demand country analysis and information on all things related to foreign direct investment in 175 countries. From the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, World Bank Group.

Handbook of Statistics Online
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) offers statistical data essential for the analysis of the world trade, investment, international financial flows and development.

International Trade Statistics
From the World Trade Organization: International trade and tariff data, including databases, tables and other publications.

Statistics Portal
From the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


International Newspapers in Digital Replica Format

Library PressDisplay(NewspaperDirect)   
Contains hundreds of full content, full graphics newspapers and magazines from around the globe.

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