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Political Science Guide: International Relations

International Relations

Amnesty International On-line
Related and similar sites :
UN Human Rights Council
Backgrounder
Choice Highly Recommended site
Chatham House : Independent Thinking on International Affairs
UK; founded in 1920 with the purpose of being a world resource of independent analysis on foreign affairs; see especially the links under "Research" which links to geographic and themed areas
Council on Foreign Relations
Provides authoritative and timely global background information; focuses on 14 key policy areas.
See also Foreign Affairs published by the Council on Foreign Relations
Climate Change Policy & Practice
a knowledgebase of UN and intergovernmental activities addressing global climate change policy. This news service, run by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, produces and publishes reports on international negotiations on climate change, the activities of organizations involved in climate change policy, and issues relating to climate change.
Europa: The European Union Online
The Parliament, the Council, the Commission, the Court of Justice, the Court of Auditors and other bodies of the European Union (EU) invite you to visit their site.
Foreign Affairs Online
Choice Highly Recommended; an organized collection of several thousand sites
Foreign Policy Research Institute  "Providing Ideas in Service to Our Nation Since 1957"
See also its primary publication ORBIS : A Journal of World Affairs contains links to selected material but not to the most current issue of the journal
Foreign Relations of the United States: 1861 to 2000
Compiled by the Office of the Historian of the US Department of State. For materials released after January 20th, 2001 see www.state.gov
Foreign Relations of the United States: 1861-1958/60
The University of Wisconsin libraries in cooperation with other Wisconsin libraries has made the images for these 375 volumes available and searchable online.
Gateway to UK National Statistics
this extensive web site has replaced The Official Yearbook of the United Kingdom in print; on the whole the best place to begin is the "Browse by Theme" tag.
IDEA: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
Choice Highly Recommended site; The site's Themes section outlines IDEA's main areas of focus: Democracy Assessment, Constitution-Building Processes, Electoral Processes, Political Parties, and Democracy and Gender.
International Constitutional Law
University of Wuerzberg, Germany
Institute for Science and International Security
A not-for-profit organization; most of the material focuses on the proliferation of nuclear and weapons technology.
The Jamestown Foundation
Choice Highly Recommended site; purpose is "o inform and educate policy makers and the broader policy community about events and trends in those societies which are strategically or tactically important to the US and which frequently restrict access to such information"
Latin American Network Information Center
Choice Outstanding site; University of Texas
Linus Pauling and the International Peace Movement
Choice Highly Recommended site; Oregon State
MIT Center for International Studies
Choice Highly Recommended si
Small Arms Survey
This multifaceted Web site on the elusive global trade in small arms, so-called light weapons, ammunition, and related equipment is remarkably relevant to a wide range of users, from criminal justice professionals to scholars, researchers, activists, and policy makers.
St. Thomas School of Law Diplomacy Monitor 
Choice Outstanding site
 
Terrorism Links
Country Reports on Terrorism Choice Highly Recommended site; U.S. Department of State
Terrorism Choice Outstanding site; A U.S. Navy Department Library Research Guide
Frontline : Terrorism : Are We Safer? February 2011
DHS: Choice Highly Recommended site; U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program reviewed by The Internet Scout Project; "Their team of scholars looks at violence-prone extremist groups and their historical evolution, organization structure, and operational methods. Most people will want to look at their Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Reports (IIPER). "
UNData.org
Choice Outstanding site
UNHCR: The UN Refugee Agency
Choice Outstanding site
U.S. "Tiananmen Papers" 
Choice Highly Recommended site
United States Institute of Peace
Established in 1984 as an "independent, nonpartisan federal institution created by Congress to promote the preservation, management, and peaceful resolution of international conflicts."
Vincent Ferraro's Resources for the Study of International Relations and Foreign Policy
Choice Highly Recommended site; Mount Holyoke; Vincent Ferraro is a Professor in International Politics
War, Peace and Security [US]
Georgetown U; see the site below for an interesting comparison in international vision
WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources

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