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This is a collection of research materials dedicated to the study of U.S. foreign policy and international relations. We will be updating this constantly, so make sure to come back often. If you are having trouble accessing the links or have recommendations for new resources, do not hesitate to contact me: rcole@rooseveltinstitute.org

 GLOBAL SECURITY: Indicators

CIA Factbook

Commitment to Development Index

Failed States Index

Fragile States

futuregov

Global Security.org

Environmental Sustainability Index

Environmental Vulnerability Index

Freedom House

Global Peace Index

Happy Planet Index

Human Development Index

Index of Economic Freedom

Economist Intelligence Report: country briefings

Environmental Performance Index

Nation Master

Press Freedom Index

Transparency International

GLOBAL SECURITY: STRATEGY

America's Extended Hand: Obama's Global Engagement Strategy

Contested Commons: The Future of American Power in a Multipolar World

Empire& Democracy Project

The Pentagon's New Map

Civil-Military Relations: Fostering Development 

Global Ethic vs. National Interest

On Promoting Democracy

Rodrik's Trilemma

Small Wars Journal research links

Strengthening Global Development Partnerships

The Overpopulation Myth

The Washington Consensus: Assessing a Damaged Brand

International Peace & Security: CFR Portal

World Security Network

Global Security Institute

World Development Report: Development and Climate Change

SUSTAINABLE SECURITY: HUMAN SECURITY

Civil Reconstruction 

Climate Migration 

Demographics & Development in the 21st Century

Human Security Gateway

In Search of Sustainable Security: American Progress

Migrant Martyrs 

Rebuilding Broken States

State Effectiveness

Sex Matters

SUSTAINABLE SECURITY: ECONOMIC SECURITY

Dead Aid

Direct Cash Distribution 

Esther Duflo; the new development paradigm

Admiral Mullen: economic security as national security

Fair Trade vs. Free Trade: CFR report

International Economic Development Group

International Labor Organization: Economic Security report

Labor Mobility Agenda for International Development

Microfinance Open-Book Blog

Opening Markets for LDCs

Roubini Global Economics

Why Don't We See Poverty Convergence?

World Piracy Hot Zones

SUSTAINABLE SECURITY: PEACEMAKING & GLOBALIZATION STUDIES

Religion & Foreign Policy Initiative: CFR Portal

Globalization & the Abrahamic Faiths

Globalization and Inequality

Institute for Global Engagement

Rising Powers blog

The Crisis of Islamic Civilization 

Wilsonianism in the 21st Century

NATURAL SECURITY: CLIMATE SECURITY

Climate Security Project

Climate Security: Risks & Opportunities

National Security and the Threat of Climate Change

U.S. Armed Forces & Climate Change

U.S. Naval Energy Forum

NATURAL SECURITY: ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY

Conservation and Governance

Forest Monitoring for Action

How Natural Resources Effect National Security

Institute for Environmental Security

What Is Environmental Security?

United Arab Emirates seek to build First Carbon-Neutral City

Natural Resources Defense Council

NATURAL SECURITY: FOOD & WATER SECURITY

Food Security & Peacebuilding in Conflict Areas

Global Food Security: USDA briefing

Global Water Crisis: USAID briefing

Global Food Security Blog

New Guide to US Food Security

The State of Food Security in the World

Water & Food Security: Country Profiles

REGIONAL SECURITY: AFRICAN AFFAIRS

All Africa (news source)

Crisis Guide: Darfur

U.S. AFRICOM

Horn of Africa: Interactive Map 

South Africa in Transition: Jacob Zuma Profile

Africa Network @ Ohio State

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Africa Growth Initiative: Brookings Institute

REGIONAL SECURITY: EAST ASIAN AFFAIRS

U.S. PACOM

China in the 21st Century

Forbes China Tracker

Think Again: Asia's Rise

Citizen Spies Put the Spotlight on N. Korea

Indonesia as New Strong Democracy

Progressive China Policy

REGIONAL SECURITY: EUROPEAN AFFAIRS

U.S. EUCOM

European Center for Strategic Studies

French Military Strategy & NATO Reintegration

REGIONAL SECURITY: LATIN AMERICAN/ CARIBBEAN AFFAIRS

SOUTHCOM

Latin America Initiative: Brookings Institute

Inter-American Dialogue

Upside Down World: Covering Activism & Politics in Latin America

Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation

Brazil Institute: Woodrow Wilson Center

Haiti: Partners in Health

Western Hemisphere Security Agenda

Mexico Institute: Woodrow Wilson Center

History of U.S.-Mexico Relations

Colombian Farmers: Incentives to Forego Coca Production

New Challenges to Latin American Democracy

China's Big Move into Latin America

Re-thinking the U.S.-Mexican Border

Was There a Coup in Honduras?

The Bolivian Alternative Suffers Brain Drain

Brazil Invests in Family Farming

U.S.-Cuba Relations: A New Perspective

REGIONAL SECURITY: MIDDLE EASTERN AFFAIRS

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

CENTCOM

Crisis Guide: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Israeli Warfighting Strategy

Middle East Channel

Near East-South Asia Studies Center

Reza Aslan: Google Videos Portal

NESA Center for Strategic Studies

Promoting Democracy to Deafen Terrorism

Arab Wealth Funds & an "Islamic Corridor"

The Abraham Path

REGIONAL SECURITY: SOUTH ASIAN AFFAIRS

AfPak Channel: Foreign Policy

India Defense Matrix

India's Soft Power

India, Pakistan, and the Battle for Afghanistan

Waziristan: the Final Frontier

Who are the Taliban?

Winning the Information War in Afghanistan & Pakistan

NATIONAL SECURITY: counter-insurgency

Funding the U.S. Counter-Insurgency Wars

How Development Is Constructive COIN

How Insurgencies End

Insurgency & Counter-Insurgency in the 21st Century

Open-Source Warfare

 RAND Counter-Insurgency Archive

U.S. Government Counter-Insurgency Guide

U.S. Army Counter-Insurgency Manual

 NATIONAL SECURITY: COUNTER-NARCOTICS

DOD Counter-Narcotics site

Drug Cartels Using Submarines

NATIONAL SECURITY: COUNTER-TERRORISM

Bounding the Global War on Terrorism

Counter-Radicalization Programming

NORTHCOM

Striking a Balance on Counter-Terrorism Policies

U.S. Allies Critical for Counter-Terrorism Operations

NATIONAL SECURITY: FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

Destructive Spread of Small Arms

Organizing Foreign Assistance to Meet 21st Century Challenges

Iraqi Refugees in the United States

Rethinking US Foreign Assistance

The Effects of Aid on Manufacturing Growth

The Power of Network Diplomacy

What We Can Learn from Chinese Aid

NATIONAL SECURITY: WARFIGHTING

Beyond the Rubber Bullet

Conflict Contracting Reform

Drones & the Re-symmetricized Battlefield

Recalibrating American Strategy

The Role of Contractors in Combat

The Role of Military Contractors

When is Military Outsourcing Apropriate?

Unexplored Issues Regarding Military Contractors

VOCATIONAL MATERIAL

DEVEX: International Development Executive Careers

State Department: Foreign Service Officer Test Registration

International Development OpenCourseWare

RTI INTERNATIONAL: Development Consulting Careers