TopLinks: International Relations

Arab-American Institute
A rich Web site devoted to the Arab-American community and the challenges and issues they face in contemporary American society. This Web site primarily provides policy and civic research support, but includes a section on publications which contains many articles and essays on Arab/American relations. A link to an educational packet on current discussions in the Arab American community, The Middle East, and Islam, includes many articles from AAI staff writers.

Council on Foreign Relations
The Council on Foreign Relations seeks to promote the "understanding of foreign policy and America's role in the world." The well-designed site offers numerous articles, interviews, multimedia presentations, and detailed background and analysis of international issues. Users can search by region, issue, or publication type.

Foreign Affairs
Published by the Council on Foreign Relations, Foreign Affairs publishes articles on everything from human rights to science and technology to terrorism to policy issues all through an international prism.

International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund was created in July 1944 at a United Nations conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. The IMF promotes balanced world trade through economic policy and technical and financial assistance.

Open Society Institute
The Open Society Institute, founded by financier and philanthropist George Soros, is a grant-making foundation that promotes human rights and social reform in various regions around the world. Users are able to search the site by region, by issue, or by initiative. The site is updated regularly with recent articles and publications.

Pew Global Attitudes Project
The Pew Global Attitudes Project is a “series of worldwide public opinion surveys that encompasses a broad array of subjects,” such as globalization, trade, democracy, terrorism, religion, countries' attitudes toward other countries, and international news developments. Detailed reports, commentaries, and datasets are available on the project's site.

Project for the New American Century
The Project for the New American Century is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the principle “that American leadership is good both for America and for the world; and that such leadership requires military strength, diplomatic energy and commitment to moral principle.” Led by Weekly Standard founder William Kristol, the project's site offers papers and opinion pieces about the influence of American economic and military policy on the international arena.

United Nations Home Page
The UN is central to global efforts in solving problems that challenge humanity. This beautifully crafted Web site shows every facet of the UN's operation. From here you can access its documentation and map page, read profiles about its members.

World Public, created and run by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland, aims to "give voice to public opinion around the world on international issues."