Notes " Background Notes on the Countries
of the World is a series of short, factual pamphlets written
by officers in the Department of State's geographical bureaus,
including information on the country's land, people, history,
government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations,
and United States policy. Also included are a profile, brief
travel notes, and a list of government officials. Background
Notes are written for nearly 160 countries"
Reports on Economic Policy & Trade from 2000 +
World Factbook "The World Factbook is produced
by CIA's Directorate of Intelligence. The Factbook is a comprehensive
resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries
and other entities"
Studies - Defense Dept. "The Country Studies
Series presents a description and analysis of the historical
setting and the social, economic, political, and national security
systems and institutions of countries throughout the world and
examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways
they areshaped by cultural factors."
Reports on Economic Policy & Trade Detailed
reports on the countries with which the United States has significant
economic or trade relationships. Includes key economic indicators,
general policies, exchange rates, barriers to U.S. exports &
investments, worker rights, debt management policies, structural
policies, export subsidties policies, & protection of U.S.
Relations of the United States "The
Foreign Relations of the United States series presents
the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign
policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. "
" Foreign Relations volumes contain documents
from Presidential libraries, Departments of State and Defense,
National Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency, Agency
for International Development, and other foreign affairs agencies
as well as the private papers of individuals involved in formulating
U.S. foreign policy. "
to the World Links to electronic resources from
around the world. Library of Congress.
Department of State Post Reports "Post
Reports are written for U.S. Government employees and family
members assigned to diplomatic missions abroad and provide information
about living, housing, and health conditions, as well as recreational,
cultural, and employment opportunities for family members in
the host country. Like the Background
Notes , they also provide an overview of the history,
geography, demography, and political organization of the country--but,
unlike the Background Notes, they contain specific information
that is only applicable to U.S. Government employees on foreign