Below are links by topical categories to resources primarily in English providing information on the changing U.S. national security and foreign policy environment. For related information on terrorism as a threat to U.S. national security, see Terrorism/Counterterrorism Web Links and Institute publications on terrorism.

These links complement the Institute Special Report: Adapting to the New National Security Environment.

Government Agencies and Commissions

Selected Documents and Resources from Non-Governmental Organizations and Research Centers

U.S. Institute of Peace Web Resources

  • Publications
    Publications of the Institute include: Peace Watch, a newsletter published six times a year (online issues available from June 1996); Peaceworks and Special Reports publications, covering regional and topical issues; and U.S. Institute of Peace Press books (a catalog is available online).
  • Regional Resources
    A list of web pages with collections of links compiled and annotated by the U.S. Institute of Peace Library, containing information specific to regions/area studies; these pages usually support Institute Special Reports on those issues.
  • Topical Resources
    A list of web pages with collections of links compiled and annotated by the U.S. Institute of Peace Library, containing information specific to particular topics; these pages usually support Institute Special Reports on those issues. Topics include: peacekeeping, U.S. human rights policy, terrorism/counterterrorism and transatlantic relations.

Updated: November 16, 2004

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