Foreign Relations, Foreign Policy,
Defense & Trade
Agencies: Guides, Policies, Reports & Statistics
Agency for International Development (USAID) http://www.usaid.gov/
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Congressional Research Service Reports
Non-partisan and wide ranging these reports are not available from the agency. The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) has an excellent collection dealing with security, military and international issues.
Department of Defense (DoD)
This site has links to the war in Iraq, the War on Terror, press releases, information on civilian jobs at the DOD, and special reports.
Country Studies/Area Handbooks (Library of Congress)
Book length with in depth portraits from the Defense Dept., the series covers “lesser known countries or areas where troops might be deployed."
Country Profiles (Library of Congress)
“Offers brief, summarized information on a country’s historical background, geography, society, economy, transportation and telecommunications, government and politics, and national security." Think of these as the “Cliff Notes" for Area Handbooks.
Dept. of State
Annual Report on International Religious Freedom
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN) (formerly Bureau of Arms Control)
“ISN leads U.S. efforts to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons) and their delivery systems."
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Archive
Produced by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs (formerly U.S. Information Agency). Aimed at foreign readers, this site “delivers information about current U.S. foreign policy and about American life and culture."
Office of International Labor and Corporate Social Responsibility
Short overviews from the State Dept. covering history, politics, economy, travel and business.
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
foreign missions (embassies, interest sections) in the United States.
Electronic Research Collection 1990-1997
Foreign Relations of the United States
“the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity, since 1861". Volumes from 1961-1972 are available online, new volumes are being added as they are ready.
Issues and Press Releases
Hot topic information.
Patterns of Global Terrorism
Major State Dept. Publications
Travel and Business
Whether you are planning an exotic vacation or starting a new business venture this is the place to start, includes guides to countries and regions as well.
Includes Treaties in Force which lists treaties and other international agreements that are in force as of January 1 of the specified year. Currently only a few years are available online. The print series is in the Documents Collection, Library Lower Level.
U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions
World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers
International Commercial Data
International Documents Taskforce: Web Links
NGOs, Foreign National Government web sites, Catalogs and Databases.
International Documents Taskforce: Topical Guides
Defense and the Military
A vast collection of full text documents from the 18th-21st centuries in the fields of diplomacy, history and law.
Middle East Studies Internet Resources (Columbia University)
National Security Archive (George Washington University)
“Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States."
The War of the Rebellion
“Contains the formal reports, both Union and Confederate, of the first seizures of United States property in the Southern States, and of all military operations in the field, with the correspondence, orders, and returns relating specially thereto, and, as proposed is to be accompanied by an Atlas. In this series the reports will be arranged according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts. The correspondence, etc., not embraced in the "reports" proper will follow (first Union and next Confederate) in chronological order."
The Nuremberg Trials
The U.S. Holocaust Museum
Trials of War Criminals before the Nuernberg Military Tribunals (NMT)
Records of the process held from October 1946 through May of 1949 focused on many of the actual perpetrators of the war crimes. Corresponds to the Green volumes Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 are complete, other volumes are in process.
Trial of the Major War Criminals Before the International Military Tribunal : Proceedings Volumes
(The Blue Set)
Provided by The Avalon Project at Yale Law School.
Nuremberg Trials Resources
From Harvard Law School Library's The Nuremberg Trials Project digital document collection. The documents "include trial transcripts, briefs, document books, evidence files, and other papers, have been studied by lawyers, scholars, and other researchers in the areas of history, ethics, genocide, and war crimes, and are of particular interest to officials and students of current international tribunals involving war crimes and crimes against humanity."
Additional Resources on the Nuremberg Trials