Political Handbook of the World 2013 provides updated political profiles of all of the world's countries and details the history and activities of a number of intergovernmental organizations. Each country profile provides basic facts about the country, detailed background information on the country's history, government and politics, and political parties. Use the Advanced Search to search by regime type, party system, electoral system, system of government, and by region.
Country Reports provide in-depth analysis and forecasts for an individual country's economy and political situation. The service comprises a regular forecast report (monthly for most countries, quarterly for smaller economies) that provides a point-in-time outlook for issues such as economic growth, economic policy, inflation, exchange rates, political stability and effectiveness, elections and international relations.
Produced by FreedomHouse, Countries at the Crossroads is an annual analysis of government performance in 70 strategically important countries worldwide that are at a critical crossroads in determining their political future." [From Web page] See also Freedom in the World.
The CIA World Factbook is produced by the Central Intelligence Agency to provide comprehensive basic intelligence for the US Government. It contains extensive information on all the countries of the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe..."
"...presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world." [from Web page] Note: Studies were published between 1988 and 1998. See the FAQs for more information on dates and countries covered.
Economic, political, historical, and geographic profiles of 250+ countries and global regions. Includes contact information for political, business, media, and cultural agencies and official, including international organizations. Search or browse by country, region, organization, or people.