Thursday, May 27, 2004

Comparing Iraq and Vietnam http://snipurl.com/6pj2 

A comparative study from the U.S. Army War College.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Nation Master http://www.nationmaster.com/ 

A massive central data source and handy way to graphically compare nations by generating maps and graphs based on selected statistical information.

Supporting Human Rights and Democracy http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/shrd/2003/ 

Highlights efforts to promote human rights and democracy in the 101 countries and entities with the worst human rights records, taking care to include those countries of concern for "extrajudicial killings, torture and other serious violations of human rights."

Development Gateway http://www.developmentgateway.org/ 

A multi-featured portal site for information on international development and poverty reduction.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Program on International Policy Attitudes http://pipa.org/ 

A joint program of the Center on Policy Attitudes and the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland, Program on International Policy Attitudes carries out research on public opinion on foreign policy and international issues by conducting nationwide polls, focus groups and comprehensive reviews of polling conducted by other organizations.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Taguba Report http://www.npr.org/iraq/2004/prison_abuse_report.pdf 

Link, courtesy of National Public Radio, to the report on Iraqi prisoner abuse.

What's New at CIAO http://www.ciaonet.org/frame/wnewfrm.html 

Complementing the Columbia International Affairs Online subscription database, this monthly list (to which you can subscribe) highlights new additions.

Nations of the World http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/nations.html 

From the Library of Congress, a guide to worldwide legal resources listed by country.

Alternative Resources on the Iraq War http://www.pitt.edu/~ttwiss/irtf/iraq.html 

Compilation prepared by the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table

Access Middle East http://www.accessmiddleeast.org 

Gateway to Middle East news sources.

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Congressional Research Services Reports http://2act.org/p/576.html 

Although the search functionality is not all that precise, this is a wonderfully easy way to locate reports on international affairs topics prepared by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Congress' dedicated think tank, via Google.   Another source for foreign policy-related reports is http://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/ElectronicResources/crsreports/crssubject.asp?subjectchoice=ForeignPolicy

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

UNBISNet (UN Voting Records) http://unbisnet.un.org/webpac-bin/wgbroker? 

Searches UN voting records for the General Assembly and Security Council since 1983 and 1946, respectively.

Commitment to Development Index http://www.foreignpolicy.com/issue_mayjun_ 

Compiled by the Center for Global Development and the journal Foreign Policy, ranks 21 of the world's richest countries according to how much their policies help or hinder the economic and social development of poor nations.

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