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International Government Resources

Virtual Library - International Affairs

Foreign Governments

  • Foreign Governments
    Links to the official websites of national governments by Northwestern University
  • Foreign Information by Country
    Choose "Country and Territory Guides" for links to foreign governments (and much additional info) gathered by the Univ.Colorado Boulder.

Europe: Cyber Security

A recent report from America’s National Security and Intelligence Center has accused Russia and China of cyber attacks. This comes only a few months after North Korea was accused of similar attacks against the Sony corporation, an affair which again led to tensions at the highest political level.

The European Commission survey highlighted here moves away from such headlines to the level of the ordinary member of the public. With the Internet now so much a part of daily life for the majority of European citizens (although with some significant differences in access between Member States), it seeks to establish their main uses of the Internet, awareness of personal security issues and what measures they have taken to protect themselves against cyber criminals.

There appears to have been some growth in awareness and consequently a greater adoption of security measures (e.g. changing passwords) (Docuticker editors)

  • Europe: Cyber Security 2015
    This report brings together the results of the Special Eurobarometer public opinion survey on “Cyber security” in the 28 European Union countries. (Docuticker)

World Nuclear Forces

"At the start of 2012, eight states possessed approximately 4400 operational nuclear weapons. Nearly 2000 of these are kept in a state of high operational alert. If all nuclear warheads are counted—operational warheads, spares, those in both active and inactive storage, and intact warheads scheduled for dismantlement—the USA, Russia, the UK, France, China, India, Pakistan and Israel together possess a total of approximately 19 000 nuclear weapons."  Stockholm International Peace Institute

Country Profiles

  • Country Studies (Library of Congress)
    "Description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world."
  • World Factbook (CIA)
    "World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities."
  • Background Notes (US Dept. of State)
    Very current facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
  • Country Profiles (BBC News)
    "Guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions."
  • Country Reports on Terrorism
    Trends in global antiterrorist activity and locations of terrorist activity from the U.S. Dept. of State

Treaties, Constitutions, and Laws

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