This online reference book offers broad overviews of each country's political history as well as its current government and political party system. It also includes entries for international organizations such as the African Union and the WTO. You can browse by region, regime type, and other categories.
Presents political and economic information on countries (not just European ones) and territories as well as international organizations. Features statistical data and directories.
The Europa World "Country Profiles" include a section on the history of each country, with a specific sub-section for foreign affairs. These profiles tend to be less detailed than those in the Political Handbook of the World.
Reference Sources on Protests and Social Movements
The international encyclopedia of revolution and protest: 1500 to the present
"Presents major uprisings and protest movements, and the ideas, ideologies and activists that propelled them, chronicles the manner in which they unfolded, traces their roots, goals, tactics, and influence, and evaluates their successes and failures."