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War and Peace

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Significant Web Sites

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Armed Conflict Database 
United Nations - Peace and Security 
Amnesty International 
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Find country reports in the top right corner
Migration Policy Institute – Refugee Protection Data 
Human Rights Watch
INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute) 
United States Institute of Peace  See the Publications & Tools for digital collections of peace agreements and truth commissions, free online journals, and an extensive directory of web resources.
Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST) 
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Databases
The Council on Foreign Relations See the section called International Peace and Security
International Governmental Organization (IGO) Search Engine 
Non-governmental Organization (NGO) Search Engine 

Country Reports

Europa World Country Profiles - Economic Intelligence Unit 
Freedom House Country Reports 
Human Development Report (United Nations Development Programme)
CIA World Fact Book 
U.S. Department of State Background Notes 
Library of Congress Country Profiles
BBC Country Profiles 
Mergent Country Profiles  (see “Country Profile” box on bottom right of main page)
INCORE (International Conflict Research) 


Statistical Agencies of Foreign Governments (US Census)   
Worldwide Statistical Sources (OECD)
United Nations – Country at a Glance 
International Data Base of Population Statistics 
ProQuest Statistical Insight  
World Development Indicators 
Yearbook of Immigration Statistics (for United States data)
Population Reference Bureau

Databases for Newspaper, Magazine and Journal Articles

Political Science Complete Citations and abstracts to political science literature, 1975 to present.
Ethnic News Watch Full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority, and native press
Access World News Full-text news from around the world.
LexisNexis Academic Excellent source for articles from newspapers around the world. Select “Sources” Tab → Choose your country → Choose publication type → choose specific sources → Hit the red “Ok-Continue” button → Enter keywords → Hit the red “Search” button. provides links to newspaper websites from around the world, arranged by country.
Inter Press Service News Agency a global news agency that seeks to provide a “fresh perspective on development and globalization.”

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Directories in the Library’s Reference Collection

Ref HM 291 .E625 1999 Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict
Ref JC 319 .A52 2000 Global Geopolitical Flashpoints: an Atlas of Conflict
Ref KZ 4968 .G67 2001 Great Debates of the United Nations: an Encyclopedia of Fifty Key Issues 1945-2000
Ref JZ 1242 . E43 1998 International Ethics: a Reference Handbook
Ref K 3238 I.58 1997 International Instruments of the United Nations
Ref D 25 .A2 B76 1994 Timelines of War: a Chronology of Warfare from 100,000 BC to the Present
Ref D 214 .C54 2001 Warfare and Armed Conflicts: a Statistical Reference to Casualty and Other Figures, 1500-2000
Ref JZ 1242 .W67 2002 World at Risk: a Global Issues Sourcebook