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.
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.
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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; Politics and Strategy; 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).
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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.
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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 Latin America and the Caribbean; North America; Politics and Strategy
Provides research links to background information on the Middle East and U.S. policy towards the Middle East, including sections on news, government, data, and history, and resources for additional information on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Arab Revolt.
See more in Middle East and North Africa; Society and Culture; Politics and Strategy
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 also Research Link on Russia and Central Asia.
See more in Europe; Financial Crises; Politics and Strategy
Terrorism Research Links provide news, definitions and history, terrorism organizations and networks, responses to terrorism, resources on 9/11 and more.
See more in Terrorism; Global
International Affairs Book Reviews and Recommendations includes links to websites that regularly feature book reviews, recommended reading lists, book prizes, and directories of free books online and recently released books. See also International Affairs Competitions for Students.
See more in Global; Culture and Foreign Policy
Research Links on Global Future Trends pulls together forecasts in the fields of conflict, economics, politics, health, technology, energy, environment, and education. The links include futurist organizations involved in envisioning possible scenarios, their implications, and appropriate responses. See also Research Links on International Affairs Indexes and Country Rankings and Center for Preventative Action's Preventative Priorities Survey.
See more in Global; Global Future Trends