A collection from the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates and National Archives UK which has text and images on the political, social and cultural history of the region. It includes some online exhibitions. One is on the discovery of oil. While many materials are offered in Arabic it does have UK government materials […]
How do the EU and specific world nations present themselves globally? Try consulting the Elcano Global Presence Index which is a tool for international relations specialists developed by the Fundación Real Instituto Elcano. It uses 3 dimensions: economic (exports and investments) military (troops deployed and the means for it) soft presence (science, technology, migration, tourism, […]
A great site from the Council on Foreign Relations which has data on female participation from 1990 onwards. It also has full-text reports on the importance of women in these processes and various case studies from the Women and Foreign Policy program which analyse how elevating the status of women and girls advances U.S. foreign policy objectives.
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. Read the full text of this historic document online. Also recently released: The GA Handbook: A practical guide to the United Nations General Assembly (Second edition 2017) which explains the procedures and working of the General Assembly Here are […]
Free access to the United States Treaty Series, compiled by Charles I. Bevans, via the Law Library of Congress website. It includes all bilateral and multilateral treaties 1776-1949. They also have a great introductory guide on understanding US treaties.
… is available online at http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/the-report/
Coming soon a range of free politics and International relations courses from this specialist professional society The blog describes how they aim to form a core introductory curriculum. In the UK a major service with content from the British Library and other major universities is FutureLearn Also well regarded are courseera
Shocking statistics The latest annual edition of the Global Peace index from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). It uses 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators to rate levels of peace in 163 nations worldwide. These include conflicts, security and militarisation of society.
For those who find the abbreviations used by the UN and its agencies difficult to understand try the latest free app which covers common acronyms and a glossary of terms.
…according to the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report an annual ranking produced by The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania. It includes global, regional and thematic rankings with details on the methodology use. All reports from 2008 onwards are also accessible on the website. Lists are […]