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.
President Obama listed infrastructure as one of the key investments to the United State's long-term economic growth and its ability to be a world leader. However, by some estimates from 2006 and 2007 data, the U.S. government expenditure on infrastructure recently dropped to about 2.4% of its GDP, while Europe spends 5% of its GDP and China spends about 9% of its GDP in this sector.
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How can businesses prevent partnering with corrupt businesses abroad and enforce ethical practices in their organizations? Links to news, policies, conferences, guides, tools, and corporate social responsibility initiatives to fight corruption in business and create a competitive, honest international market.
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"Chronic diseases -- such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis -- are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems in the U.S." states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Research links for background information and publications, current data and news, and organizations involved in addressing noncommunicable diseases (also known as chronic disease).
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News, data and reports on environmental and energy security, organizations, international agreements, and information on specific resources and issues.
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Avian Flu Research Links provide news, fact sheets, data, relevant organizations, and more information on avian influenza.
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Research Links on Proliferation provide news, data, journals, U.S. government initiatives and documents, international organizations, alliances, and treaties.
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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.
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News, maps, scientific research, international relations, and more resources about the Arctic and polar regions.
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The Center for Universal Education has compiled recent reports and findings as a one-stop-shop for research on universal education.
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