Avalon Project at Yale Law School – "documents in law, history, and diplomacy."
CIA World Fact Book - "provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities."
CSIS: Center for Strategic & International Studies - "seeks to advance global security and prosperity in an era of economic and political transformation by providing strategic insights and practical policy solutins to decisionmakers."
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)– "Created in 1947 with the signing of the National Security Act by President Truman. The National Security Act charged the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) with coordinating the nation’s intelligence activities and correlating, evaluating and disseminating intelligence which affects national security."
Council on Foregin Relations - "independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher."
Country Studies - "description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world."
FAOSTAT - "large time-series and cross-sectional data relating to food, hungerand agriculture for 245 countries and territoriesand 35 regional areas, from 1961 to the most recent year."
Human Rights Watch - "defends the rights of people worldwide."
International Monetary Fund - "organization of 184 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty."
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - online map collection with historical maps and maps of U.S. cities.
UN Treaty Collection - databases of treaties filed with the United Nations from the 1920's to 2005.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics - "the primary source for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories."
USAID (Agency for International Development)- "carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad."
U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets – "publications that include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty."
U.S. Department of State - mission is to "shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere."
United Nations - Press releases, daily briefings, maps, documents and current news on various parts of the world incuding the Middle East.
World Health Organization –"the directing and coordinating authority within the United Nations system; responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends."
World Bank Group– "has two main goals: end extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity."
Zanran - "search the web for data and statistics."