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.
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.
See more in Global; Water Security
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
Iraq Conflict: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Research Links provide news, analyses, background, U.S. government reports, costs and number of deaths, ISIS funding, and more on the current conflict surrounding ISIS in Iraq.
See more in Iraq; Terrorist Organizations and Networks
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
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
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, 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
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.
See more in Global; Conflict Prevention
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