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Facts and analysis on each country's government, political and economic history, foreign relations, political parties, and current issues. This is a must-use resource when studying a country's politics, and is particularly strong for understanding political parties.
A collection of studies and documents from the World Bank. Click Collections to browse by resource type. Look for Country Strategy Documents and Economic and Sector Work Studies. Click Topics to browse or search for your topic.
The Human Development Report Office releases five composite indices each year: the Human Development Index (HDI), the Inequality-Adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI), the Gender Development Index (GDI), the Gender Inequality Index (GII), and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).
Use these for background on U.S. relationships with different countries. Click on "Countries/Areas" to find fact sheets on U.S. relations with individual countries and press releases from the State Department regarding that country. Fact sheets also include links to other resources.
From the U.S. Department of the State, reports that describe the status of religious freedom, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies promoting religious freedom.
This is the best place to start for articles, books, government information, and research reports on topics related to public affairs and public policy. Coverage is international. Be sure to click the blue "Other SMU Options" button to get the full text.