A database containing over 500,000 pages of declassified documents gathered through the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The DNSA archive contains a range of policy documents including presidential memos, meeting notes, briefing papers, White House communications, email, letters, and other secret material detailing U.S.foreign and military policy since 1945. Topics include the Koreas, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Cuba, nuclear proliferation, among many others. See also smaller open access version from George Washington University.
Provides 'access to important U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents...and reports from various universities, organizations and local and state agencies.' Includes over 18,000 CRS Reports.
Published by Center on International Cooperation. Provides descriptions of UN missions and gives detailed statistics (troops, fatalities, expenditures, etc.) on UN missions and some statistics on non-UN missions. Davis Family Library Reference JZ6374 .A56 2006 (check NExpress for more recent issues)
Access to a variety of conflict-related datasets. Data is coded and users will need to consult codebooks to interpret the variables. See also World Handbook of Politics IV for another set of country-level contentious politics event data.
A country profiles database from SIPRI and ISN that compiles international relations and security information from a variety of sources. Topics include armed conflicts, peacekeeping, weapons and other military data, human rights reports, etc.
From START (Nat'l Consortium for the Study of Terrorism & Responses to Terrorism) at Univ. of Maryland. Includes information and data on domestic and international terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2013 (with annual updates). See also additional resources and datasets from START.
From International Studies Online, compiled by Paul R. Hensel. Includes a variety of political and economic data sources including those related to conflicts and disputes, human rights, terrorism, trade, investment, environment, countries, treaties, democracy, and much more.
Published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Provides a review and assessment of security-related events around the world. Main Library Reference U162 .S77 (previous editions in stacks). Also online from 1997 - present.
The annual 'World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers' (WMEAT) provides annual military expenditures, arms transfers, armed forces, selected economic data, and relative indicators consisting of pertinent military-economic ratios. The data is accompanied by analyses and highlights. Earlier editions in Govt. Docs. AC1.16: