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International Relations *

A guide to databases and scholarly online sources that support conducting research in international relations and comparative politics.


  • Asia Policy Point -- a nonprofit research center that focuses on analyzing the U.S. policy relationship with Northeast Asia and to promote better understanding of  Japanese and Northeast Asian science, technology, security, economic and public policies among researchers, analysts, scholars, and public officials.
  • Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs -- an institution in South Asia that provides studies and promotes research in law, international politics, security studies, regional studies, economics and jurisprudence.
  • Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace -- an independent, non-partisan research institute that investigates issues of peace, democracy, civil society, security, foreign policy, conflict resolution, economics and national development.
  • Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies -- offers a program of courses about Australia and New Zealand in such disciplines as history, government, international affairs, sociology, literature, and fine arts at Georgetown University.
  • Center for Korean Studies -- conducts scholarly conferences, sponsors research projects, presents colloquia, seminars, and lectures, and publishes significant research on Korea.
  • Center for Southeast Asian Studies -- investigates the contemporary and historical dimensions of problems confronting present-day Southeast Asia.
  • Centre for Strategic Studies: New Zealand -- an independent national think-tank, founded in 1993 with the task of sustaining levels of awareness and understanding within New Zealand about the external environment in which the nation must operate in the 21st Century.
  • -- purpose of this site is to bring Government and NGOs in the East Asia and Pacific together to cooperate and learn from each other’s experiences in their efforts to combat human trafficking.
  • Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies -- conducts independent research on conventional and non-conventional security issues in South Asia.
  • Institute of Regional Studies -- an independent, non-profit research center devoted to the study of foreign and internal affairs and security related issues in the region around Pakistan.
  • Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), Malaysia -- an autonomous and non-profit organization engaged in a wide range of activities focusing on policy research and fostering dialogue and debate between the public sector, the private sector and academia.
  • Japan Institute of International Affairs -- an independent policy think-tank dedicated to researching medium-to-long term issues of international political and security affairs.
  • Japan Policy Research Institute -- an organization dedicated to policy-relevant research and public education on Japan and the entire Pacific Rim, with the aim of advancing inter-societal understanding, regional reconciliation, and global justice and the promotion of understanding  Japan's political economic behavior and growing significance in world affairs.
  • Korean Women’s Development Institute (KWDI) -- a leading research institute for gender policy in Korea with a focus on policy areas such as women’s economic participation, human rights and political representation.
  • Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center -- provides academic courses, seminars, public lectures, conferences and cultural events to promote a better understanding of Asian and U.S.-Asian relations.
  • Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights -- a Seoul-based nonprofit organization formed to alleviate the suffering of the people of North Korea and to realize universal values by promoting human rights and democracy in North Korea.
  • South Asia Terrorism Portal -- the largest website on terrorism and low intensity warfare in South Asia, and creates the database and analytic context for research and analysis of all extremist movements in the region.
  • Strategic and Defence Studies Centre -- aim is to advance the study of strategic problems, especially those relating to the East Asia and Pacific regions.related to military, political, economic, environmental, scientific and technological aspects of strategic developments.
  • Zorig Foundation -- a non-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to advancing the formation of a democratic society and to support political reforms in Mongolia.

Descriptions of resources are adapted or quoted from vendor websites.


Gale Directory Library

Online resource that allows you to search a variety of directories by name or keyword, including international research centers, broadcast media, associations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.