International Relations Reference
CIA World Factbook The CIA World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Includes maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
Gapminder World Gapminder is a non-profit venture – a modern “museum” on the Internet – promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
IHS Jane's defense and security intelligence and analysis Security: Country risk Consists of individual and detailed reports on all UN recognized countries, territories and commonwealths. Provides current, in-depth information and analysis of political, economic, social, military, security intelligence, defense and foreign affairs issues. Library subscription includes access to: Security: Country risk.
Political Handbook of the World : This resource provides thorough and accurate information on the major aspects of each country's government and political party system.
Visualiztions of Democracy Varieties of Democracy aims to produce better indicators of Democracy. We are a team of fifteen social scientists on three continents. We work with hundreds of country experts and a truly global International Advisory Board. (From site web page)