Getting started on a policy paper or project in international relatons usually involves identifying a topic and narrowing its scope to a significant issue. Use the following sources to help find a topic, understand the issues, locate keywords, and get an overview of developments.
Reports on current topics of widespread interest including background information, a chronology, the current situation, future outlook and a bibliography of additional sources. Note: Most topics are domestic.
1991- Online 1991- additional sources. Note: Most topics are domestic.
Print - Reference Collection call number: H35.E35 1986-1990
CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)
One of the most comprehensive sources for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. There is data, detailed maps, and economic and political information for over 200 countries. Updated quarterly with information from The Economist and its research arm, The Economist Intelligence Unit.
Global Policy Forum Founded in 1993, this group monitors global policy making at the United Nations.
Online Newshour (PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer)