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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."

 

Global Legal Information: The Law Library of Congress provides legal guides to Worldwide Treaties, Multinational Reference, other global legal information, including external links to the Organization of American States and the United Nations.

 

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 Affairs Resources: This Internet directory covers over 2000 annotated links to high-quality English-language sources of current information and analysis in a wide range of international affairs, international relations, international studies, global studies, and global education topics. These sites are carefully selected for their long-term value, including only those with cost-free, authoritative information and analysis online. This section of the WWW Virtual Library system was created and is edited and maintained by Dr. Wayne A.Selcher, Professor of International Studies Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Elizabethtown College.

 

Nations of the World: Legal information on foreign nations, including Constitutional Law and Legislation by country. 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.

 

Internet Governance Forum: This is the official Web site of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), run by the IGF Secretariat. Its purpose is to support the United Nations Secretary-General in carrying out the mandate from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) with regard to convening a new forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue. The site provides an interactive, collaborative space where all stakeholders can air their views and exchange ideas.

 

Under Secretary for Political Affairs: The Under Secretary serves as the day-to-day manager of overall regional and bilateral policy issues, and oversees the bureaus for Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Near East, South and Central Asia, the Western Hemisphere, and International Organizations. Use the links to Bureau of Affairs for International Policies per region.

 

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."