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The Almanac of Policy issues provides comprehensive background information and links on major U.S. public policy issues.

The Almanac of Policy Issues provides comprehensive background information and links on major U.S. public policy issues. This section focuses on foreign affairs and and national security issues.

For two decades, the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) has played an essential role in the U.S. foreign policy debate. AFPC is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing information to those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States. AFPC is widely recognized as a source of timely, insightful analysis on issues of foreign policy, and works closely with members of Congress, the Executive Branch and the policymaking community. It is staffed by noted specialists in foreign and defense policy, and serves as a valuable resource to officials in the highest levels of government.

The American National Election Studies (ANES) produces high quality data on voting, public opinion, and political participation to serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists who want to better understand the theoretical and empirical foundations of national election outcomes.

The Center for Defense Information (CDI) is dedicated to strengthening security through: international cooperation; reduced reliance on unilateral military power to resolve conflict; reduced reliance on nuclear weapons; a transformed and reformed military establishment; and, prudent oversight of, and spending on, defense programs.

CDI seeks to contribute alternative views on security to promote wide-ranging discourse and debate. CDI educates the public and informs policy-makers about issues of security policy, strategy, operations, weapon systems and defense budgeting, and pursues creative solutions to the problems of today and tomorrow.

CDI is part of the World Security Institute.


Provides Internet resources on the History of Europe after WWII in all languages. European Integration is here understood as the process of political, economic and cultural integration and co-operation between various European countries in the 20th century - mainly in the period after 1945.

The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. The FPA provides independent publications, programs and forums to increase public awareness of, and foster popular participation in, matters relating to those policy issues.

Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF) is a think tank for research, analysis, and action that brings together scholars, advocates, and activists who strive to make the United States a more responsible global partner. FPIF provides timely analysis of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs and recommends policy alternatives.

A collection of links to UK and international resources for researching public policy issues. Includes links to BBC News and the European Parliament.

Provides an index of substantive political information for voters, political activists, political consultants, lobbyists, politicians, academicians, and media editors with a wide range of products, information, services, simulations, games, and polling in an interactive communications environment.

Compiled and maintained by a librarian at California State University, Chico, this site provides an annotated listing of web sites for "cause lobbyists" (the site defines a "cause lobbyist" as an advocate for or against a particular cause like environmentalism or feminism). The site is arranged topically.

Maintained by the West Virginia University Department of Political Science, this site includes links to free resources on the Web for public administration and policy, international relations, and general political science research.

This specific section of the Project Vote Smart site features an annotated list of Think Tanks and other policy-influencing organizations. The Project Vote Smart site also offers a comprehensive database about thousands of candidates and elected officials for President, Congress, Governors and State Legislators.

This site, compiled and maintained by one of the librarians at Vanderbilt University, offers a comprehensive listing of resources dealing with public policy issues, as well as foreign policy and relations and other political science topics. Arranged topically.

This is a selective list of Web resources relevant to the study of political science. It provides links to more comprehensive guides and to selected resources that are particularly valuable or offer unique features

Compiled by the University of Michigan Documents Center, this is a remarkably current and comprehensive list of Political Science and related web sites. Note that some listed resources may be restricted to University of Michigan users.