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Government and Politics of the Middle East: Countries

Maps

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection Online maps of current and general interest. From the Univesity of Texas in Austin.

International Affairs Resources: Maps Links to map resources from the WWW Virtual Library.

Country Data

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
Access to data from more than 70 organizational sources. Most data series focus on recent years and a few prior decades, although some data series extend back to the 19th century. Rutgers-restricted Access
Data-Planet International Statistics: Guides to Statistics by Nation
Each country guide preset to search for data using broad subject categories.
UNdata
Official statistics produced by countries and compiled by the United Nations data system.

Country Information

Business Source Premier, the major database for business literature, includes extensive reports on countries produced by CountryWatch Inc. To find reports enter the name of the country in the first search box and select "Subject" from the pull-down menu. In the next search box, enter "countrywatch."
U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
Information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations.
Human Rights Reports
"The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements."
Trafficking in Persons Reports
"Places each country onto one of three tiers based on the extent of their governments’ efforts to comply with the “minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking” found in Section 108 of the TVPA."
Arab Human Developent Reports
"Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs) engage institutions and citizens in the Arab countries in analysis and discussion about the factors which shape the choices and freedoms available to people across the region, so as to foster understanding and consensus around regional and national development priorities."
U.N. Member States: On the Record
Selected official documents reflecting the views of UN member countries, including statements made before the principal UN bodies; draft resolutions sponsored; and reports submitted on Human Rights conventions.

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