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U.S. Federal Government Publications -- Foreign Relations

Annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom -- 1999 - date

Status of religious freedom in countries of the world. (State Department).

Background Notes -- current

Basic information on foreign countries. (State Department).

Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments -- current

Up-to-date list of foreign government officials. (Central Intelligence Agency).

Consular Information Sheets -- current

Information on each country of the world. (State Department).

Country Commercial Guides -- current editions

Annual summaries of countries' commercial environments, provided through the STAT-USA subscription service. (State Department)

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices -- 1993 - date

Annual reports covering internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (State Department).

Country Reports on Terrorism -- 1995 - date

Annual report to Congress on countries and groups.   Formerly Patterns of Global Terrorism (State Department).

Country Studies -- recent

Book-length reviews of over 100 countries of the world. (Library of Congress and U.S. Army).

Foreign Consular Offices in the United States -- 2001 - date

Official directory. (State Department).

Foreign Relations of the United States -- recent and archive

Official documentary record of U.S. foreign policy.   Some 1945- volumes are available online from the State Department, while the University of Wisconsin is creating a database of 1861-1960 volumes.

Reports on Incidents of Terrorism -- 2004 - date

Annual overview, perhaps with more quantitative data than the Country Reports on Terrorism (above).   (National Counterterrorism Center).

Students Abroad -- Web site

New State Department site (May 2008) for students living and traveling abroad, with information on documents, health, emergencies, news, etc.   This might supplant the Travel Tips for Students site.

Supporting Human Rights and Democracy -- current and previous editions

Annual report to Congress on U.S. activities to encourage democracy and human rights in countries of the world.  (State Department)

Terrorism -- 2002-05 and 2000-01

Annual compilation, providing "an overview of terrorist incidents and preventions taking place in the United States and its territories," as well as "investigations overseas."  (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Travel Warnings -- current

Advice on travel in foreign countries. (State Department).

U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants, Obligations and Loan Authorizations ("Greenbook") -- recent editions

Record of U.S. foreign aid to the rest of the world. (Agency for International Development).

World Factbook -- current edition

Annual collection of basic info on countries of the world. (Central Intelligence Agency).

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