Chiefs of State of Foreign Governments: "The CIA publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments regularly. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States.Governments are listed in alphabetical order according to the most commonly used version of each country's name."
Country Studies: This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy.
Foreign Affairs Online: This site "has been specifically designed to assist students and other individuals interested in International Relations, International Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy."
International Energy Agency: "The International Energy Agency (IEA) acts as energy policy advisor to 26 member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens."
International Relations Resources: A webliography by David Ettinger covers international affairs via gateways and other major global sites on the world wide web. This site has been very carefully researched for the best virtual resources available throughout the academic community.
Nations of the World: Legal information on foreign nations, provided by the law department of the Library of Congress.
United Nations System of Organizations: Comprehensive index of websites to international organizations and agencies offering economic and statistical information.
Bureau of Economic Analysis: U.S. economic statistics including gross domestic product, personal income outlays, gross state product, trade in goods and services, and annual industry accounts.
Council on Foreign Relations: "The CFR is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries."
Department of Commerce: This U.S. official website promotes and develops U.S. national policy in foreign and domestic trade.
Diplomacy and the Global Coalition Against Terrorism: "The global war on terrorism is being fought by many means -- through diplomatic, military, financial, intelligence, investigative, and law enforcement actions -- at home and abroad. The Department of State has the lead role on the diplomatic front abroad to advance the cause of the coalition against terrorism. The Department also works closely with other agencies and organizations to shut down terrorist financial networks, provide humanitarian aid, and to investigate terrorist organizations and activities and bring terrorists to justice, as further explained in the Department publication, United Against Terrorism."
Eurostat: "Eurostat is the Statistical Office of the European Communities situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions."
First: "Facts on International Relations and Security Trends(FIRST), has provided an integrated database system that contains clearly documented information from research institutes around the world. The database covers areas in the field of international relations and security, such as hard facts on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and conventional weapons holding, nuclear weapons, chronology, statistics and other reference data."
GlobalPost: This is a Internet journalism site devoted exclusively to international news and related content, offering on-site reporting and analysis from throughout the world and especially from geographic areas that have been consistently ignored or underreported by the mainstream news media.
International Labor Organization: Up to the minute world labor news.
International Peace Movement, Linus Pauling: "Incorporating over 500 scanned documents, photographs, audio clips and video excerpts, this web resource features a number of rare and important items, most of which are held within Oregon State University Libraries' Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers."
International Reform Monitor: "A wide range of well-selected information on social policy (health care, pensions provision, family policy, state welfare), labour market policy and industrial relations in 15 OECD-countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America. It is part of the "International Reform Monitor" project by the Bertelsmann Foundation. "
International Trade Administration: Reports on U.S. trade policy, import/export information, and foreign trade agreements.
Office of the Historian: More Publications: This State Department web site is a permanent electronic archive of information released prior to January 20, 2001. Please see www.state.gov for material released since President George W. Bush took office on that date. This site is not updated so external links may no longer function.
U.S. Agency for International Development: "USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Their work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting: economic growth, agriculture, trade, global health, democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance."
World Bank Group: The World Bank's "primary focus is on helping the poorest people and the poorest countries. This site provides an overview of how the Bank uses its financial resources, its highly trained staff, and its extensive knowledge base to help developing countries onto paths of stable, sustainable, and equitable growth."