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Social Science electronic resources: International Relations

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Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange This forms part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Offers a range of primary source material covering such topics as British and U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy; Asian political, economic, and social affairs; the Philippine Insurrection, the Opium Wars, the Boxer Rebellion; and missionary activity in Asia.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading rooms.
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Atlantic Archive: UK - US Relations in an Age of Global War An online database of digitised government and related documents discussing the United States during the Second World War (1939-1945). It explores US social, economic and political concepts from the perspective the British Government.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Canadian Forces Virtual Library Description: Library gateway for the Canadian Forces College. Many of the resources on this page are free-to-access, such as Military Periodical Indexes, Defence Reports, and Laws, Statutes and Treaties.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST) Reference Database A country profiles database giving hard facts on armed conflicts and peacekeeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and conventional weapons holdings, nuclear weapons, statistics and other reference data.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Hutton Inquiry Official web site of the inquiry into the curcumstances surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly, the Ministry of Defence scientist who was the source of BBC reports that the UK government "sexed up" claims that Saddam Hussein and Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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International Affairs International Affairs is the English-language edition of Mezhdunarodnaia zhizn’, the official journal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Contributors to International Affairs include high-ranking diplomats as well as prominent Russian political analysts from government, academic and policy institutes. Full digital archive from 1955 and current subscription.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
International Affairs Resources A directory of more than 2,000 links to resources and organisations involved in the study and reporting across a range of subjects related to international relations. Part of the WWW Virtual Library. This site is freely available on the Internet.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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International Relations and Security Network (ISN) This site is run by the Center for Security Studies and Conflict Research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. It provides a news archive (Security Watch), a limited area search service for full-text searches of sites of interest to the international security policy community and a links library
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Provides a description of OSCE's structure and field activities and access to a virtual library containing documents, journals and decisions issued by various OSCE negotiating bodies from 1973 to the present.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies (RUSI) This is a professional and independent authority based in London dedicated to the study, analysis, and debate of issues affecting international defence and security. It looks at geo-politics, geo-strategy, the nature of intra-state, inter-state and regional conflict, the balancing of resources and commitments, and defence technology and procurement.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) SIPRI conducts research on issues of conflict and cooperation of importance for international peace and security. This site provides information about current research projects, a publications list, and access to the Library Catalogue and factual databases as well as a collection of links.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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United Nations Access to the UN’s free Internet site.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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  • Access UN - Web-based Index to United Nations Documents and Publications, with links to full text of documents when available free on the Internet.
    This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
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  • International Law - United Nations site giving access to the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, and the Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
    This site is freely available on the Internet.
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  • Press Release Database- Press releases from 1995 onwards with keyword and fielded search facilities.
    This site is freely available on the Internet.
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  • UNBISNET - Catalogue of UN publications and documents from 1979 and non-UN publications held in the collections of the Dag Hammarskjold Library. Will act as the gateway to the UN Optical Disk System.
    This site is freely available on the Internet.
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  • United Nations Official Documents System - Provides access to the full text of United Nations Parliamentary documentation and official records from 1992 and resolutions from 1946 to the present.
    This site is freely available on the Internet.
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  • United Nations Site Index - Provides links to websites of UN organisations, offices, programmes, specialised agencies, inter-agency bodies and autonomous organisations in alphabetical order of subject and organisation name.
    This site is freely available on the Internet.
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  • United Nations Treaty Collection - Full text collection of treaties and international agreements registered or filed and recorded with and published by the UN Secretariat since 1946. Currently correct up to 1998.
    This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
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Women and US Foreign Policy Interview Project An online repository of interview data on the relationship between US foreign policy (USFP) and women. Interviews are with four categories of people: women involved in USFP; women affected by USFP; people involved in implementing a gender aware USFP; and experts that examine the relationship between these three prior groups.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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