- The State Department
The diplomatic arm of the United States, official documents and speeches can often be found on their site.
- The United Nations
World body of member nations that attempts to mitigate international disputes and create international agreements.
The intelligence arm of the US government.
- CIA World Factbook
Provides "snapshot" images of countries.
International Institute of Strategic Studies, London based think tank known for its analysis of world trends.
Centers for Strategic and International Studies, Washington based think tank similar in scope to IISS.
- The Heritage Foundation
Washington based think tank that provides foreign policy analysis from a conservative viewpoint.
- The Brookings Institution
Washington-based think tank that supplies extensive information on foreign policy.
- The Hoover Institution
Stanford based think tank known for foreign policy analysis.
Internet company that does independent analysis of IR events.
- List of websites for international relations research, fellowships, and scholarships