Research Links

Research links are your way to access the best the Internet has to offer on foreign policy and international relations. The list is kept up to date by staffers from CFR's Library and Research Services Department.

Development

Includes news, data, background and history, government and international initiatives, and more resources on issues in development, aid, standards of living, and governance. See Humanitarian Relief Organizations Research Links for finding credible charities for donations and more about aid standards and transparency.

See more in Global; Development

Terrorism

Terrorism Research Links provide news, definitions and history, terrorism organizations and networks, responses to terrorism, resources on 9/11 and more.

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Climate Change

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, "determined to protect the climate system for present and future generations," acknowledged that the climate system is a shared resource whose stability can be affected by greenhouse gases and human activity. Climate Change Research Links highlights resources about effects of climate change on international issues, and includes news, databases, statistics, conventions, and treaties.

See more in Global; Climate Change

Cybersecurity Policy

How can the United States protect cyberspace "control system of our country," without restricting the open "flow of information on the Internet"? What should countries consider when developing international cybersecurity standards and protocol? What should their citizens know to protect their information and their rights? Cybersecurity Policy Research Links provide news, background information, legislation, analysis, and international efforts to protect government and the public's information.

See more in United States; Cybersecurity; Internet Policy

Immigration

"Flows of migrants and refugees influence and change the social, economic and political dynamics of their destinations -- and the places they have left behind," writes the Inter Press Service on human migration. In the United States, politicians are saying they are committed to reform of the U.S. immigration system. Immigration Research Links provides resources for news, legislation, statistics, organizations, and reports on immigration.

See more in Migration; Immigration

Debt and Deficits

What's the difference between debt and deficit? What does the "fiscal cliff," a combination of tax increases and spending cuts, mean for deficit reduction? Research Links on Debt and Deficits provides news, research, data, and proposed solutions on debt and deficit in the United States (local and federal) and international comparisons.

See more in Financial Crises; United States; Budget, Debt, and Deficits

Comparative Education

How does education in the United States compare to education in other nations? Research links for news, statistics, and reports on comparative education.

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Russian Federation

Links to news, country background, data, U.S. policy toward Russia, and resources related to Russia's energy, ecomony, and nonproliferation.

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Europe

Provides background information and research links on Europe and U.S. policy towards Europe, including sections on news, government, data, history, and resources on the European financial situation.

See more in Europe; Financial Crises; Politics and Strategy