Provides access to articles on public policy research and analysis from think tanks, university research programs, research organizations and publishers. Covers a wide range of topics from international trade to health care reform, from telecommunications regulation to terrorism.
This organization makes conference papers, pre-print journal articles, and working papers in the social sciences searchable and provides full text access to many of them. This is a good place to find very recent material.
Provides terrorist statements in English translation with an indexing system which gives access to ideological concepts and the contexts in which they are used. Also offers detailed lists of research sites.
The ICRG (International Country Risk Guide) Researcher's Dataset from the PRS Group comprises 22 variables in three subcategories of risk (political, financial, and economic), for 146 countries, over the period 1984 to the previous year. Data are annual averages of components published in the International Country Risk Guide.
Governance indicators for 213 countries cover six areas: Voice and accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government effectiveness, Regulatory quality, Rule of law, and Control of corruption.
The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania ranks think tanks by topic area and by region. See:
Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks, pp. 96-98, for important research centers around the world.