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Publications w/ Experts' Commentary & Analysis
Presents articles dealing with the United States' attitude toward world affairs and current events.
Reviews current events as they affect US relations worldwide, focusing on international, political, commercial and cultural relations.
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In-Depth Analysis + Recommendations from Think-Tanks
"Think-Tank": an organization-- consisting mostly of experts-- whose work is to study specific problems and suggest solutions or actions, usually with a focus on policy or economics.
US Dept. of State's List of Useful Think-Tanks
Scroll through the list, choose a think-tank related to the state/region you're focusing on based on its name.
1 search for results from 17 'leading' think tanks working on foreign policy
Brookings Institution- Foreign Policy
"Foreign Policy Studies at Brookings examines global challenges and influences policies that promote security and prosperity."
Brooking's Institution- International Affairs
"Brookings experts are at the forefront of examining the dynamics of world affairs, new challenges for policy makers, and the new approaches required in a multipolar world."
Brookings Institution- Center for Middle East Policy
"The Center works to understand and address the Middle East geostrategic region with the goal of charting the path— political, economic, and social— to a Middle East at peace with itself and the world."
Council on Foreign Relations
"CFR's website is a trusted, nonpartisan source of timely analysis and context on international events and trends." (This is the non-profit org. that publishes Foreign Affairs.) Browse by REGION or TOPIC, or search the site.
Check for think-tank reliability, bias, affiliation, etc.
Global rating of the financial transparency of major think tanks.
"Who Funds You?"
"As think tanks increasingly take an important role in formulating government policy, it is important for a strong democracy that they are transparent about their own agenda and where their funding comes from."