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.
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 Preventive Action's Preventive Priorities Survey.
See more in Global; Global Future Trends
Iraq Conflict: Islamic State Group Research Links provide news, analyses, background, U.S. government reports, costs and number of deaths, funding, and more on the current conflict surrounding the self-proclaimed Islamic State (also known as Islamic State In the Levant, ISIL, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, or Daesh).
See more in Iraq; Terrorist Organizations and Networks
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
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
See more in Iraq; Nation Building; Wars and Warfare
"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, maps, scientific research, international relations, and more resources about the Arctic and polar regions.
See more in Arctic; Energy and Environment; Global Governance
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
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
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
See more in Global; Politics and Strategy
Research Links on Think Tanks on International Affairs provides directories, analysis of the functions, impact, and transparency of think tanks, and tools to search for think tank publications and events.
See more in Global; Nonstate Actors and Nongovernmental Organizations
With the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights in 1948, the international community committed to prevent future mass atrocities and violations of human rights. Democracy and Human Rights Research Links provide news, research guides, organizations, country assessments, and more information on political reform and human rights.
See more in Global; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
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
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.
See more in Corruption and Bribery; Trade; Global
Avian Flu Research Links provide news, fact sheets, data, relevant organizations, and more information on avian influenza.
See more in Public Health Threats and Pandemics; Global