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.
Center for Preventive Action's conflict prevention resources include the Preventive Priorities Survey series, the Global Conflict Tracker, and an index of publicly available watchlists and datasets. The index of watchlists is organized by dependent variable (conflict and instability; governance; respect for human rights; economic fragility) and like the Preventive Priorities Survey, will be updated periodically to reflect the recalibration of existing online lists, the release of new data, and the completion of future Preventive Priorities Surveys.
See more in Global; Conflict Prevention
How can the United States protect cyberspace, the "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
U.S. Election 2016 Research Links provide links to major newspapers' election coverage and interactives, fact checkers, data on campaign spending and polls, and more.
See more in United States; Elections
Research Links on gender include news, background, data, organizations, economics, development, conflict, rights and more.
See more in Global; Women
Humanitarian Relief Organizations Research Links direct volunteers and donors to organizations that provide assistance during humanitarian crises. See Development Research Links for more research organizations focused on aid.
See more in Nonstate Actors and Nongovernmental Organizations; Global; Humanitarian Intervention
Osama bin Laden's messages reached his followers and his opponents through multiple media channels. Research Links aims to provide researchers with a more comprehensive timeline of statements made by bin Laden between 1994 to 2011, as well as additional background information. Updated May 2015 to include Office of the Director of National Intelligence's release of documents found at the compound where Osama Bin Laden was found in Pakistan.
See more in Middle East and North Africa; Terrorist Leaders
Provides background information and research links on Africa, including sections on news, country background, history, data, government, and U.S. policy towards Africa. See also Middle East Research Links for more on North African countries.
See more in Africa (sub-Saharan); Politics and Strategy
Research links on Global Governance resources, such as news, background, data sources, treaties, organizations, international law and more.
See more in International Organizations and Alliances; International Law; Global
These rankings include datasets and studies which track the status of a country and compare countries based on different indicators, in the areas of conflict, economics, education, energy, environment, health, human rights, politics, and technology. Critiques of these types of indexes are included, describing why they can be detrimental to development progress and how comparison exercises could be improved.
See more in Global; Global Future Trends; Development
Research Links on Nuclear Issues provide news, data, journals, U.S. government initiatives and documents, international organizations, alliances, and treaties.
See more in Proliferation; Global; Nuclear Energy
News, data and reports on environmental and energy security, data, history and background, international agreements, and information on specific resources and issues like climate change and sustainable development.
See more in Global; Energy and Environment
Research links for news, research and data, and conferences focused on global health and organizations involved in addressing noncommunicable diseases (also known as chronic disease).
See more in Health; Global
Research links for news, current outbreaks, research and data, legislation, conferences, and primary sources focused on global health and organizations involved in addressing infectious diseases (also known as communicable diseases) such as Ebola, polio, MERS and influenza.
See more in Global; Health
Research links on Peace and Security resources, such as news, data sources for conflict assessment, and organizations involved in conflict prevention, humanitarian action, peacekeeping and more.
See more in Global; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
Includes news, history, data, and other resources on defense strategy, arms trade, intelligence, NATO, drones, proliferation, and warfare.
See more in United States; Defense and Security; Global
Provides background information on water rights and conservation, data on water availability, water issues related to environmental and natural disasters, economics and development, and conflicts, as well as U.S. and intergovernmental agendas and policies for ensuring reliable access to clean water. March 22 is the United Nations' World Water Day.
See more in Global; Water Security
Research links about international trade and investment, including news, policy, agreements, and markets.
See more in Trade; International Finance; Global
How does education in the United States compare to education in other nations? Research links for news, statistics, and reports on comparative education.
See more in United States; Education
See more in United States; Infrastructure
The Americas Research Links include news, country background, government and diplomatic representation, data, U.S. policy toward the Americas, organizations, history of the Americas, comprehensive research guides, drug wars, immigration and the economy.
See more in Americas; Politics and Strategy