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Political Surveys & Country Profiles - Databases
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs since 1991. Includes working papers from university research institutes, conference proceedings, books, journals and policy briefs. Some resources have partial content only!
Political & economic intelligence, data, analysis, briefings & news across the globe. Detailed information on nearly 200 countries including maps, names of leaders, religions, and more. NO access to: Video, Elections, Forecasts, Country Briefing.
Country Studies (Library of Congress)
Online editions of the Library of Congress Country Studies created for the U.S. Dept of Army between 1988-1998. Current editions not available.
Europa World Plus
Online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. Contains political and economic information for about 250 countries.
International Monetary Fund
On this site, the term "country" does not in all cases refer to a territorial entity that is a state as understood by international law and practice. As used here, the term also covers some territorial entities that are not states. Dependent territories of member countries are listed alphabetically followed by a description of the constitutional relationships with their member countries.
Political Surveys - Books
The Modern Middle East: A Political History Since the First World War, 2nd ed. by
Call Number: (RH) DS62.8 .K365 2011
Berkeley [Calif.]: University of California Press, 2011.
Conflict & War Studies
Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World by
Call Number: (RH) Ref DS38.3 .C66 2011
Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2011.
The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars by
Call Number: (RH) Ref DS63.1 .E453 2010
Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2010.
Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by
Call Number: (RH) Ref DS119.7 .E568 2010
Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010.
Middle East Almanac: U.S. Military Action in the Region, 1979 to the Present by
Call Number: (RH) Ref DS63.15 .F77 2011
New York: Facts On File, 2011.
Middle East Conflict Reference Library, 2nd ed. by
Call Number: (RH) Ref DS119.7 .M4625 2012 (4 vols)
Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, 2012.
v. 1 Almanac, v. 2 Biographies, v. 3 Primary sources, v. 4 Cumulative index
The Routledge Atlas of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 10th ed. by
Call Number: (RH) Ref G2236.S1 G52 2012
New York: Routledge, 2012.
ISIS or ISIL
ISIS stands for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, it is also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Islamic State (IS).
The Caliphate at War : Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State by
Call Number: (RH) Stacks HV6433.I722 H375 2018
New York : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Isis : The Essential Reference Guide by
Call Number: (RH) Ref HV6433.I722 I8555 2019
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, 
Isis : A History by
Call Number: (RH) Stacks HV6433 .I722 G47 2016
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 
The Rise of Islamic State by
Call Number: (LC, RH) Stacks HV6433.I722 C64 2015
London ; New York : Verso, 
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