Web Sites Worth Visiting for International Studies
The short list below is intended to help you get started in accessing basic international information and research.
Established in 1918, the Foreign Policy Association has maintained its vision to make knowledge about the world central to active citizenship for Americans. This non-profit (and non-partisan) organization publishes books and sponsors speeches and conferences. The Association is most widely know for its flagship education program known as Great Decisions. The annual Great Decisions book highlights several international and foreign policy issues (the issues are different each year) for analysis and discussion. When visiting the FPA site, check out the "find a job" section as well as the "global forums" one.
Established by Andrew Carnegie (the American steel magnate and philanthropist) in 1910, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was among the first serious "think tanks" conducting research and sponsoring education programs about international affairs and foreign policy. It publishes the widely respected journal Foreign Policy as well.
The really informative site is maintained by the Center on Policy Studies and the Center for International and Security Studies, both at the University of Maryland. PIPA publishes opinion polls related to international and foreign policy issues. Some of the polls are of exclusively American public opinion, others report and analyze public opinion from other countries. It is a great source on worldwide opinion, and it also maintains several additional and useful links.
This all-inclusive site includes reports, news links, interviews, and lists of job and internship possibilities. The Council on Foreign Relations also publishes the important journal Foreign Affairs.
This is the place to go to start your research on almost any international affairs topic. It links to magazines and journals, maps, virtual libraries, and news sources. It also features "starter tips for Internet research."
This University of Virginia site is another fine gateway for research on international affairs, and especially U.S. foreign policy, policies of other countries, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental organizations, and more general references.
A great place to go to keep up with international news. International business and diplomatic folks heavily use this site; you can read what they read on a daily basis.