A libertarian and free-market conservative think tank. Many of CATO's publications are freely available on their website. CATO is perhaps even stronger in its coverage of economic issues than political ones.
A great source of data for women in politics, including state information on women elected officials. Texas ranks 25th among state legislatures for the proportion of women in the Texas Legislature (23.8 %)
The Royal Institute of International Affairs in London is one of the world's most influential think tanks. Publishes reports, briefing papers, working papers, and other material. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.
Established by Congress in 1960 the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific.
Independent non-partisan membership organization, think-tank and publisher. Published work on site is organized by topic, geographic region, and by type such as Expert Briefs, Daily News Briefs, and Interviews.
Provides leadership in advancing policy-relevant knowledge about the most important challenges of international security and other critical issues where science, technology, environmental policy, and international affairs intersect; and prepares future generations of leaders for these arenas.
An independent, international not-for-profit think tank located in New York dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of conflicts between and within states by strengthening international peace and security institutions.
SIPRI is well known for its SIPRI Yearbook (search UCAT for holdings), which " . . . serves as a single uthoritative and independent source to which politicians, diplomats and journalists can turn for an account of what has happened during the past year in armaments and arms control, armed conflicts and conflict resolution, security arrangements and disarmament. - website.
Serves the legislators and staff of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. Provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.
Some of the Institute's work is oriented toward New York State issues, but the institute also works on a few broad issues (education, healthcare, cities and neighborhoods) of interest to all state policymakers.
The Pew Center on the States operates and supports projects that assess how states are performing in key areas of public policy. This is an excellent site for state-specific data on a wide range of social, health and economic issues.
ASEAN consists of 10 member states, including Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia. Among other objectives, it promotes regional peace, stability and trade. The "Resources" link on the home page leads users to various ASEAN publications.
Two of this organization's significant publications are Freedom in the World, an annual survey of civil rights in 193 countries, and Nations in Transit, tracking the progress of democratic change in 29 formerly Communist states in Russia and Eurasia. See also their annual report Countries at the Crossroads; the 2012 edition covers 29 countries.
Human Rights Watch is best known for its annual publication World Report, which characterizes human rights in over 90 countries and territories. The 24th Annual World Report was published in January 2014.