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.
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
See more in Iraq; Nation Building; Wars and Warfare
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
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
"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; United States
News, speeches, data, economic organizations and government agencies, research guides and resources related to labor, trade, sovereign wealth funds, economic sanctions, and corruption.
See also Research Links on International Trade and Investment, International Business: Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Development, and Debt and Deficits.
See more in Global; Economics; International Finance
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
CPA'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.
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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
Links to news, country background, data, U.S. policy toward Russia, and resources related to Russia's energy, ecomony, and nonproliferation.
See more in Russia and Central Asia; Politics and Strategy
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
Links to news, background and history of Asian countries, Asian governments and diplomats, U.S. policy toward Asia, and organizations. See also Russia and Central Asia Research Links.
See more in Asia and Pacific; Politics and Strategy
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
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
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
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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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
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
See more in Global; Politics and Strategy