Electronic Research Collections

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The Electronic Research Collection (ERC) mainly includes the archived electronic documents from the U.S. State Department Web site and the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Web site. These Web sites are updated daily and provide current information on U.S. foreign policy and decision making. The Web sites and this archival collection include country and issue specific information on sociopolitical situations, economic trends, democracy, human rights, culture, development assistance, environment, terrorism, international organizations, and more. Speeches, statements, and testimony by the President, Secretary of State, and other senior department officials are also featured, along with many other State Department publications, including Country Commercial Guides and the country series Background Notes.