Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) - The institutional structure of AAN includes a core team of analysts and a network of contributors with expertise in the fields of Afghan politics, governance, rule of law, security, and regional affairs. AAN publishes regular in-depth thematic reports, policy briefings and comments.
Afghanistan: Lessons form the Last War - National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 57. Archive experts John Prados and Svetlana Savranskaya draw on declassified records and the memoirs of former Soviet officials to examine Soviet policymaking, military operations, and lessons learned from the last war in Afghanistan, a bloody, ten-year conflict that pitted Soviet military forces against CIA-backed Afghan rebels. The collection also includes excerpts from an essay written by analyst Steve Galster as an introduction to the Archive's microfiche collection, Afghanistan: The Making of U.S.
Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program - An United Nations Development Program peace program designed, implemented, and executed by Afghans to provide a way for insurgents to stop fighting and rejoin their communities with honor and dignity.
Afghanistan Today - Financed by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and produced by Media in Cooperation and Transition (MICT). Afghanistan Today is a training project. The journalists, photographers and film-makers taking part are mentored and advised by experienced German, British and Afghan colleagues. The reporting is unrestricted and independent.
Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection - One of the largest collections of Afghanistan research materials in the world is housed at the Criss Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha. Scholars are provided with expert assistance and access to the comprehensive, unique, and well-organized resources of the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection. The collection contains over 20,000 titles. A number of documents in the collection, such as a decorated manuscript of Haft Aurang, poems by Jami (1414 - 1492), are rare and unique to this library. The collection is especially strong in 19th and early 20th century English language books by British authors conveying their personal experiences and the British Indian government's policy concerning Afghanistan. English, Dari, and Pashto are the primary languages of the collection. Materials are in twenty-four different languages. Most items are cataloged and may be searched and identified through the library's catalog.
Malalai Joya - Joya served as a Parliamentarian in the National Assembly of Afghanistan from 2005 until early 2007, after being dismissed for publicly denouncing the presence of what she considered to be warlords and war criminals in the Afghan Parliament.
Our Journey to Smile - The Afghan Peace Volunteers are a grassroots group of ordinary, multi-ethnic Afghans seeking a life of non-violence, the unity of all people, equality, and self-reliance. We seek non-military solutions for Afghanistan and do not work for the benefit of any political group or religion. This is their blog.
Pajwok Afghan News - Afghanistan's largest independent news agency. With headquarters in Kabul, eight regional bureaus and a nationwide network of reporters and correspondents, Pajhwok delivers an average daily output of three dozen stories in Pashto, Dari and English.
Poetry of the Taliban - Published on the Taliban website during the last decade, with a few older specimens of Afghan poetry dating from the 1980s and '90s, this collection of over 200 poems from uncensored voices within the Taliban draws upon Afghan legend and recent history as much as upon a long tradition of Persian, Urdu and Pashto verse.
Terrorism and United States Policy - National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 55. Edited by Jeffrey Richelson and Michael L. Evans. September 21, 2001. [These] documents, some of which were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, include assessments of the terrorist threat and a CIA profile of Usama bin Ladin, presidential and Defense Department policy directives, the details about U.S. response to specific terrorist attacks, and evaluations of U.S. government preparedness to deal with terrorism.
War Comes Home - More than 1.6 million Americans have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As of August 1, 2007, 7,300 of them had been killed or wounded. In addition, more than 250,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans had been treated at Veterans Administrations hospitals since their return home from combat. KPFA launched this website in an effort to put a human face on the conflict. Only by truly listening to the stories of soldiers who've come home, can we appreciate the realities of war and what we can do to help.
Wikileaks Party (Australia) - Created in part to support Julian Assange's bid for a Senate seat in Australia in the 2013 election. The WikiLeaks Party lists its objectives which include the protection of human rights and freedoms; transparency of governmental and corporate action, policy and information; recognition of the need for equality between generations; and support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination.
New Matilda - Independent, intelligent coverage of Australian and international politics, media and culture.
PictureAustralia - A service hosted by the National Library of Australia to provide a single access point to the digitised pictorial collections of a range of cultural institutions including the Australian War Memorial, the State Library of New South Wales, the State Library of Tasmania and the State Library of Victoria.
Andrew S. Erickson - Erickson's research, focusing on Asia-Pacific defense, international relations, technology, and resource issues, has been published widely in English- and Chinese-language edited volumes and in such peer-reviewed journals as China Quarterly, Asian Security, Journal of Strategic Studies, Orbis, Asia Policy, Pacific Focus, China Security, and Acta Astronautica; as well as in Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, The American Interest, Foreign Policy, Joint Force Quarterly, IHS Jane's, China International Strategy Review (Chinese- and English-language editions), and International and Strategic Studies Report (Center for International and Strategic Studies, Peking University).
China Dialogue - Independent organisation dedicated to promoting a common understanding of China's urgent environmental challenges.
Center for U.S.-China Relations - In seeking new ways of building mutual understanding between the U.S. and China, the Center is undertaking projects and events which explore areas of common interest and divergent views between the two countries, focusing on policy, culture, business, media, economics, energy and the environment. The Center, based at the Asia Society's New York City headquarters, has additional staff in the Washington, D.C. office, and works closely with other Asia Society Centers around the world.
China Labor Watch (CLW) - Collaborates with unions, labor organizations and the media to conduct in-depth assessments of factories in China that produce toys, bikes, shoes, furniture, clothing, and electronics for some of the largest U.S. companies. CLW's New York office creates reports from these investigations, educates the international community on supply chain labor issues, and pressures corporations to improve conditions for workers.
China Labour Bulletin - Founded in 1994 by labour activist Han Dongfang, China Labour Bulletin has grown from a small monitoring and research group into a proactive outreach organization that seeks to defend and promote workers rights in the People's Republic of China. Based in Hong Kong with extensive links and cooperation with labour groups and law firms in China as well as in the international labour movement.
China US Focus - Supported by the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, a think tank organization based in Shanghai; and assisted by Brown Lloyd James, an international public affairs firm based in New York. A platform where Chinese and American thought leaders can openly express their views. Also provides resources on current and historical facts and information related to the bilateral relationship.
ECNS - The official English-language website of China News Service (CNS), a state-level news agency sponsored and established by Chinese journalists and renowned overseas Chinese experts on October 1, 1952.
Beijing Review - National English weekly news magazine published in Beijing by the China International Publishing Group.
Caixin - Investigative news and in-depth analysis of China's markets, politics, businesses, culture, environment, media, law and more.
CCTV - The English language news channel of China Central Television (CCTV), the nation's largest national broadcasting network.
China Briefing - A monthly magazine and daily news service about doing business in China. Covers topics relating to the Chinese economy, the market in China, foreign direct investment and Chinese law and tax.
China Daily USA - A tailor-made version of China Daily, China's national English-language newspaper, for North American readers.
China Digital Times - A bilingual news website covering China's social and political transition and its emerging role in the world.
China National News - Administered by Midwest Radio Network from offices in Sydney, Australia. Provides up-to-the minute local China news, together with national and international headlines as part of a global network pooling resources.
China Story Blog, The - Informed commentary on current events in China (the People's Republic, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) and the Chinese-speaking world essayed by scholars, writers, journalists and commentators.
China Worker - Campaigns for the rights of working class people, giving practical assistance, solidarity, and tactical proposals to workers' struggle.
China.org.cn - China's official gateway to news and information.
ChinaGeeks - Post articles, original essays, translations, news, and links to further English-language discourse on China.
Global Times - English-language Chinese newspaper under the auspices of the People's Daily.
Interfax - Provider of critical information on Russia, China and emerging markets of Eurasia.
Journal of Current Chinese Affairs - An internationally refereed academic journal jointly published by the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, Hamburg and the National Institute of Chinese Studies, White Rose East Asia Centre, United Kingdom. The quarterly journal focuses on current developments in Greater China.
People's Daily Online - A large-scale information platform constructed by People's Daily - one of the world's top ten newspapers. It is also one of the largest comprehensive Internet media on the Internet.
Seeing Red in China - A blog that attempts to capture the politics, rural life, language, traditional festivals, education, the environment, and almost anything else involving modern China.
National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS) - An academic institute attached to Hainan Provincial Government. It specializes in research on South China Sea (SCS) issues and is actively engaged in related academic exchange. From the policy point of view, it works under the guidance of Foreign Ministry of the People's Republic of China (P.R.China), while receiving professional instruction from the State Oceanic Administration of the P.R.China.
Needham, Joseph (Wikipedia article) - Needham was a British biochemist best known for his works on the history of Chinese science. He was elected a fellow of both the Royal Society and the British Academy. In China, he is known mainly by his Chinese name Li Yuese. Also see:
Supreme People's Court Monitor - Susan Finder has been observing the Supreme People's Court for over 20 years. She is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the School of Transnational Law of Peking University (Shenzhen) and in the fall of 2015 was an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong and is affiliated with its Centre of Chinese Law.
East Timor Action Network (ETAN) - ETAN/U.S. provides information about, and ways to help, East Timor, which was invaded and subjugated by US ally Indonesia in 1975. ETAN advocates changing U.S. foreign policy and urges support for self-determination and human rights for East Timor.
Aspects of India's Economy - A journal explains day-to-day issues of Indian economic life in terms that can easily be understood, linking them with the country's political economy. Published by the Research Unit for Political Economy (R.U.P.E.).
Bharatiya Janata Party - A major political party of India. Alleged to represent the country's majority community and Centre-right in nature, the party advocates conservative social policies, self reliance, robust economic growth, foreign policy driven by a nationalist agenda, and strong national defense. The party has a strong relation with the Sangh Parivar, in which the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh plays a leading role. See Wikipedia article.
Boloji - A portal dealing with weekly opinions on current affairs, social ethos, parenting, poetry, and a study of the diversity of India. The topics covered are Architecture, Astrology, Ayurveda, Buddhism, Dances, Festivals, Hinduism, Indian History, Literature, Places, and more.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) - The CPI(M) was formed at the Seventh Congress of the Communist Party of India held in Calcutta from October 31 to November 7, 1964. The CPI(M) was born in the struggle against revisionism and sectarianism in the communist movement at the international and national level, in order to defend the scientific and revolutionary tenets of Marxism-Leninism and its appropriate application in the concrete Indian conditions.
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation - Formed in 1969 by the All India Coordination Committee of Communist Revolutionaries, who had split from Communist Party of India (Marxist) in 1967. CPI(ML) advocated armed struggle and condemned participation in parliamentary elections and work in mass movements. Initially the party leaders were Charu Majumdar and Kanu Sanyal. See Wikipedia article.
Daily News and Analysis (DNA) - Largest media franchise serving the South Asian diaspora with presence in major global markets, including Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, the UK, the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Africa.
Deccan Chronicle - Latest India news, business, entertainment, lifestyle, commentary.
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotioin (DIPP) - Established in the wake of the economic liberalization of India with an intention of regulation and administration of the industrial sector. The Departments' role and functions have grown steadily ever. Today, the DIPP not only regulates the industrial sector but also is a facilitator of technology and investment flows in an ever growing Indian economy.
EurasiaNet - Provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, Turkey, and Southwest Asia.
Hindustan Times - Indian English-language daily newspaper and flagship publication of HT Media Ltd.
I Paid a Bribe - An initiative of the Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy,a non-profit organisation based in Bangalore, India, to tackle corruption by harnessing the collective energy of citizens. You can report on the nature, number, pattern, types, location, frequency and values of actual corrupt acts on this website. Your reports will provide a snapshot of bribes occurring across your city.
India Brand Equity Foundation - A Trust established by the Ministry of Commerce with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as its associate. IBEF's objective is to promote and create international awareness of the Made in India label in markets overseas and to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge of Indian products and services. IBEF is engaged in building Brand India. Towards this objective IBEF works closely with stakeholders across government and industry.
India Corporate Database - Capitaline NewsArc is a value-added electronic news archive service, covering India's leading business and general publications, updated on a daily basis with the day's news. More than 35,000 companies available in the database, including all listed, unlisted companies in India and also foreign companies. Capitaline NewsArc has more than 10,000 product listings. The products are classified as per Indian Trade classification (ITC Code) based on the Harmonised Commodity Coding System evolved by the World Trade Organisation and followed in 151 countries.
India Foundation - Research center focussed on the issues, challenges and opportunities of the Indian polity. Seeks to articulate Indian nationalistic perspective on issues.
India Today - The most widely read magazine in India: politics and current affairs, art, music, people, sport, books, entertainment and social trends.
India Core - Information on Indian infrastructure and core industrial sectors.
Indian National Congress (INC) - A major political party in India. Founded in 1885 by Womesh Chandra Bonerjee, Surendranath Banerjee, Monomohun Ghose, Allan Octavian Hume, William Wedderburn, Dadabhai Naoroji and Dinshaw Wacha, the Indian National Congress became the leader of the Indian Independence Movement, with over 15 million members and over 70 million participants in its struggle against British rule in India. After independence in 1947, it became the nation's dominant political party, challenged for leadership only in more recent decades.
International Campaign Against War on the People in India (ICAPI) - The Indian government has declared a war against the people of India. More than 100,000 members of the paramilitary forces, special forces and air force have launched this unprecedented military offensive--code named Operation Green Hunt-- in the forest regions of eastern and central India. This is where millions of adivasis (tribal peoples), the poorest of India's poor, live. While the government claims that this war is solely aimed at the Maoists, in reality its objective is to grab the rich minerals and natural resources of those areas and hand them over to multinational corporations who will exploit them for their own superprofits. People in those regions are getting organised and have already started to fiercely resist this attack on their life, land and livelihood by the Indian state. As this brutal offensive is rolled out, the government is clamping down on access to these regions by the media, civil liberties activists and other democratic minded citizens. Flagrant violations of the democratic rights of the people are on the rise. This website brings news and analysis of these events to people across the world and provides organizing tools for the campaign.
Live Mint - One of India's leading business and financial dailies.
Medhaj News - Discussing India, global trends, strategy and undercurrents.
National Alliance of People's Movement (NAPM) - Stand against corporate globalisation, communalism and religious fundamentalism, patriarchy, casteism, untouchability and discrimination of all kinds. NAPM draws from the ideasof Gandhi, Ambedkar, Marx, Lohia, Phule, Periyar and others.
National Portla of India - Official indian government website, developed with an objective to enable a single window access to information and services being provided by the various Indian Government entities.
Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency (Wikipedia) - An ongoing conflict between Maoist groups, known as Naxalites or Naxals, and the Indian government. The word Naxal, Naxalite or Naksalvadi is a generic term used to refer to various militant Communist groups operating in different parts of India under different organizational envelopes. In the eastern states of the mainland India (Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa), they are usually known as, or refer to themselves as Maoists while in southern states like Andhra Pradesh they are known under other titles. Also see:
South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG) - A non profit non commercial think tank. The objective of the group is to advance strategic analysis and contribute to the expansion of knowledge of Indian and International security and promote public understanding.
Asahi Shimbun, The - The English-language digital version of The Asahi Shimbun, Japan's leading daily newspaper.
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus - Critical analysis of the forces shaping the Asia-Pacific. This peer-reviewed, open source journal is a fully indexed resource. Its website contains more than 2,000 articles.
Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) - A political party in Japan founded in 1998 by the merger of several opposition parties. After the 2009 election the DPJ became the ruling party in the House of Representatives, defeating the long-dominant Liberal Democratic Party and gaining the largest number of seats in both the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors.
JGuide - Stanford University guide to Japan information resources. Also see Wikipedia.
Japan News - In addition to its own regular international news coverage, The Japan News carries special weekly coverage from The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times of the United States, and The Times of Britain.
Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) - A non-profit membership organization dedicated to the promotion of understanding of Japan's political and economic behavior and growing significance in world affairs. Founded in 1994 by Chalmers Johnson and Steven C. Clemons to promote public education about Japan, its then growing significance in world affairs, and trans-Pacific international relations.
Japan Subculture Research Center - Founded in 2007 to expose the hidden side of Japan - its underground economy, its sex trade, and all the other intriguing and seedy aspects that keep the country running.
Liberal Democratic Party of Japan - A centre right, conservative political party and the largest party in Japan. One of the most consistently successful political parties in the democratic world, the LDP ruled for nearly 54 years since its founding in 1955 with one eleven month interruption between 1993 and 1994 before it was defeated by the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) in 2009. Also see Wikipedia.
Links to Japan - News and media, business and economics, facts and statistics, maps, culture and arts, travel, live/work, history, foundations, government and politics.
U.S.-Japan Links - Provides a wide range of information on Japan through links to other Japan-related web sites on business, public affairs, culture and education. New links are added and information is updated weekly.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir - Official government website. Pakistan considers Kashmir as its core political dispute with India. This dispute dates back to the partition of the British Indian Empire in August 1947, into two independent states. Pakistan and India. At that time there were also around 565 princely states, large and small, which were under British suzerainty but were not directly ruled by the British Government. Most of these states joined either India or Pakistan taking into account their contiguity to one or the other country and the wishes of their people.
Jammu and Kashmir (Wikipedia article) - The northernmost state of India. It is situated mostly in the Himalayan mountains. Jammu and Kashmir shares a border with the People's Republic of China to the north-east , the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south and Pakistani-administered territories of Kashmir, namely Azad Kashmir and the Northern Areas to the west and north-west respectively. Formerly a part of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, this territory is disputed between China, India and Pakistan. Jammu and Kashmir is referred to by Pakistan as Indian-occupied Kashmir.
Kashmir (Wikipedia article) - Northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term Kashmir referred only to the valley lying between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal range; since then, it has been used for a larger area that today includes the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir consisting of the Kashmir valley, Jammu and Ladakh; the Pakistani-administered provinces of the Northern Areas and Azad Kashmir, and the Chinese-administered region of Aksai Chin.
Kashmir Affairs - A non-funded independent news and analysis portal that aims to provide different view points and a balanced analysis on the affairs of Jammu and Kashmir and India and Pakistan.
Kashmir: The Road to Peace? - PBS Frontline documentary. Kashmir is a divided land. India controls one part, Pakistan controls the other. It has been this way since 1947. Pakistan and India have fought two wars over this beautiful, tragic highland, and for the past fifteen years, the Indian army in Kashmir has battled a pro-independence movement. For Muslim militants it has become a jihad or holy war.
38 North - Informed analysis of events in and around the DPRK/North Korea. 38 North is a program of the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS (USKI), managed by Joel S. Wit, former U.S. State Department official and current USKI Visiting Scholar, and Jenny Town, USKI Research Associate. Also see related DPRK Digital Atlas.
Aidanfc - Aidan Foster-Carter's website with its valuable information and insights into North Korea.
Arirang - TV, radio, news from Seoul, South Korea.
Beyond Parallel - An analytic vehicle for delivering greater clarity and understanding to policymakers, strategists, and opinion leaders about Korean unification. Addresses issues that hold strategic significance for unification and functional issues such as economic development, migration, food security, transitional justice, human rights, and health. Beyond Parallel is made possible by Korea Chair funding in addition to support from the Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy, The Korea Foundation, and the UniKorea Foundation.
Captured North Korean Documents - Captured from North Korea by the U.S. military after 1950, these documents represent the only North Korean archival materials readily available to researchers anywhere in the world. Maintained by the Wilson Center.
Chaebol - Refers to a South Korean form of business conglomerate. They are typically global multinationals owning numerous international enterprises. The term is often used in a context similar to that of the English word conglomerate.
Citizens Coalition for Economic Justice (CCEJ) - Formed in response to the extremely unjust structure of Korean economic life today. Rapid economic development over the past 30 some years has brought wealth to the giant chaebol business groups singled out by the government for preferential treatment, and has raised the per capita GNP to more than $10,000. In this process, however, equitable distribution has been forgotten, the environment gravely damaged, and democratic development postponed. The priority on industrialization and urbanization has alienated large groups and areas and created wide structural gaps, even risking collapse of the economic system.
Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (South Korea) - Fights for the repeal or revision of repressive laws such as the National Security Law (NSL) and others which restrict or suspend basic democratic rights. KCTU affirms that labour rights, including freedom of association, are not only fundamental components of democracy, but prerequisite for participation of workers in the economic, social, and political affairs of national life.
Korean Friendship Association (KFA) - Works to build international ties with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The KFA has full recognition from the government of the DPRK and is the world-wide leading organization of its supporters. It has offices in DPR Korea, Spain, Norway and Thailand.
Korean History On-Line - The National Institute of Korean History (NIKH) has brought together research accomplishments in the field of Korean history and published the History of Korea (Hanguksa) in 53 volumes. Today the institute continues to investigate and collect historical materials scattered around the world and provides financial supports for research neglected areas in the field of Korean history. Having been designated as the Integrated Information Center for Korean History, the NIKH also plays a major role in creating an integrated information system for Korean history
National Campaign to End the Korean War - A coalition of concerned Korean American, veterans, and human rights organizations as well as individuals in the United States who are working together to promote permanent peace on the Korean peninsula and a new U.S. policy toward Korea by informing, educating, and mobilizing American people at both local and national levels.
U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS (USKI) - Part of an extensive program which began in 2006 to make the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, a hub of Korea-related activities in the Washington, DC area, and to increase information and understanding of Korea and Korean affairs in the United States in general.
Women Cross DMZ - Women peacemakers from around the world walking for peace in Korea.
Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) - Started its life in 1947, with the independence of Pakistan. Initially it was run through a trust, but owing to financial problems, it was taken over by the Government through an Ordinance called; Associated Press of Pakistan (taking over) Ordinance 1961. The journalists were allowed to retain their independent status under this ordinance. They are not regarded as government or semi-government employees. They are governed by Labour Laws as is the case with the newspaper industry in Pakistan. Today APP is the nation's premier news agency.
Campaign Against Drones in Pakistan (CADiP) - An independent, anti-drone, anti-imperialist and pro-people group formed to campaign against drone attacks in Pakistan and the imperialist wars in Pakistan and Afghanistan in general.
Institute for Strategic Studies in Islamabad (ISSI) - Research organisation providing analysis of regional and global strategic issues, affecting international peace and security. On this site, you can access its research publications, database and latest updates on global, regional and national security issues.
Institute of Regional Studies (IRS) - An independent, non-profit research centre devoted to the study of the region around Pakistan: South Asia, Southwest Asia (Iran, Afghanistan and the Gulf), China, Central Asia as well as the Indian Ocean region.
Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) - A research institute dedicated to undertaking analyses and evaluations of important national and international politico-strategic issues and developments affecting Pakistan, South Asia, and the world affairs.
Library of Congress Country Studies: Pakistan - Detailed handbook describing the history of Pakistan and analysing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. Particular attention is given to the people who make up the society, their origins, dominant beliefs and values, common interests and the issues on which they are divided, and their attitudes toward each other and toward their social system and political order.
Naming the Dead - Records the names of people reportedly killed by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan.
Nation, The - Popular English language newspaper in Pakistan.
News International - Pakistani English language newspaper: breaking news, latest top stories, business, sports and entertainment news.
Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) - An independent, not-for-profit non governmental research and advocacy think-tank. An initiative of leading Pakistani scholars, researchers and journalists, PIPS conducts wide-ranging research and analysis of political, social and religious conflicts that have a direct bearing on both national and international security. The main focus of PIPS' research is the link between religion and conflict. Studying Pakistan's jihadi organizations and religious seminaries has been a key element in this effort. PIPS carries out and disseminates policy analysis and research studies on the regional and global strategic issues such as conflict and development, political violence, religious extremism, ethnic strife, terrorism - including state terrorism, economics, governance and democracy, foreign relations, and cultural learning of policy-making processes.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Pakistan Movement for Justice) - A political party in Pakistan. PTI is headed by Cricket legend Imran Khan. Imran Khan, the chairman of the party, is also the Chancellor of the University of Bradford, England. Khan recently proposed the following for Pakistan: 1) Independent Election Commission, 2) Independent Judiciary, 3) Independent Accountability Bureau.
Pakistan Virtual Library - This is a selective guide to Internet resources on Pakistan and Pakistanis. It was created by Dr. T. Matthew Ciolek of the Australian National University and further developed by its current editor.
Pervez Musharraf - President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan: official site.
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) - Founded in August 1992 on the recommendation of the Pakistan National Conservation Strategy (NCS), also called Pakistan's Agenda 21. The NCS placed Pakistan's socio-economic development within the context of a national environmental plan. This highly acclaimed document, approved by the Federal Cabinet in March 1992, outlined the need for an independent non-profit organization to serve as a source of expertise for policy analysis and development, policy intervention, and policy and program advisory services.
World Travel Guide: Pakistan - Basic reference information about Pakistan, such as area, capital, population, population density, geography, language, religion, time zone, history and government, plus business and social information, including details of accommodation, addresses, climate, regions, travel, visas, passports, money, health and public holidays.
YesPakistan - A service of Human Development Foundation, dedicated to developing a network of the Pakistani Diaspora.
GMA Network - The leading broadcasting company in the Philippines. It operates a network of 45 Very High Frequency (VHF) including 1 affiliate, 28 Ultra High Frequency (UHF) television stations and 21 radio stations throughout the country.
Manila Bulletin (MB) - MB has been transformed into a comprehensive newspaper published seven days a week with weekly magazines: the Philippine Panorama Magazine on Sunday, Style Weekend Magazine on Friday and Travel Magazine on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. The company publishes daily tabloids: Tempo in English language and Balita in Filipino. Also published are five magazines in full color of special interests, catering to various sectors of the reading public.
International People's Tribunal - Human rights defenders, peace and justice advocates, lawyers, jurists, academics, church people, and political activists who have come together to convene the International Peoples Tribunal on crimes against the Filipino people by President Benigno S. Aquino and the US Government as represented by President Barack Obama.
Philippine Revolution Web Central (PRWC) - The official website of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). The PRWC serves as platform to promote the views of the CPP and other revolutionary organizations concerning the issues being confronted by the Filipino people and their revolutionary movement.
Corporate Governance in Russia - All investors, operating in Russia, face political risks, inefficiency of corporate governance and weak judicial system. Recently investors witnessed numerous violations of minority investors rights by Russian issuers. Among such violations there are: misrepresentation of information, dilution, dividend delays, degradation of assets and diversion of cash flows. The Investor Protection Association, which maintains this site, offers assistance to its members for the purpose of uniting investors' efforts aimed at protection of their rights and improvement of the corporate governance in Russia.
Gorbachev Foundation - Created by Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the USSR, in January 1992. Its inauguration took place in March 1992. The Foundation became one of the first independent think-tanks in the post-Soviet Russia. The Foundation's main mission is to provide in-depth analysis of the evolving social, economic and political situation in Russia and in the world.
Hoover Institution: The Russian Economy - Analyzes Russia's turbulent economic situation. Investigates issues that have driven Russia to near ruin. Sets forth policy proposals to aid Russia's recovery.
Institute of Democracy and Cooperation - A think-tank based in Paris and funded by Russian NGOs and charitable foundations. It aims to be part of the debate about the relationship between state sovereignty and human rights; about East-West relations and the place of Russia in Europe; about the role of non-governmental organisations in political life; about the interpretation of human rights and the way they are applied in different counties; and about the way in which historical memory is used in contemporary politics.
Institute of Globalization and Social Movements (IGSO) - Russian institute working on the critical analysis of modern society and political systems. It is closely connected with the social movements, labor organizations, anti-fascist groups. Since 2007 the systematic analysis of the global economic crisis and of its consequences for Russia is being conducted.
Institute of Modern Russia - Think tank specializing on Russia: research, advocacy, public events, and grant-making. offices in New York and Washington, D.C.
English Russia - A popular daily entertaiment but still personal blog devoted to the events happening in Russian speaking countries, such as Russia (Russian Federation), Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Kazakhstan.
Interfax - Provider of critical information on Russia, China and emerging markets of Eurasia.
Irrussianality - Paul Robinson's blog on the relationship between Russia and the West; and the apparently irrational decision making processes which dominate much of international relations.
ITAR TASS Russia News Agency - Headquartered in Moscow, the agency has 74 offices in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as 65 bureaus around the world.
Meduza - News and feature stories from hundreds of sources in Russia and across the former Soviet Union.
Moscow Times - English-language news and commentary from Russia.
Russia Blog - Presents up-to-date news, facts and commentary on the state of events in Russia and the former Soviet Union. The blog is managed by Yuri Mamchur, Director of Discovery Institute's Real Russia Project. The blog is edited by Charles Ganske.
Russia Direct - Analysis of Russian foreign policy and U.S.-Russia relations.
Russia Journal Archives - These are the archives of The Russia Journal. Nearly 20,000 stories from print editions of the newspaper published 1998-2005 are available in web and PDF formats here. The Russia Journal was published in Moscow by Ajay Goyal. The independent analysis, opinions and investigative stories of the The Russia Journal opened up a new era in reporting from Russia.
Russia News Service - Daily press reviews, television reports, business news, and original content from the European Internet Network.
Russia - Coverage of the people, trends, ideas and events in Russia: arts and culture, politics, business, travel, news.
Russia: Other Points of View - Blog with wide range of contributors well versed in Russian politics, economics, history, societal conditioning and current mindsets.
PIR Center - The Russian Center for Policy Studies is an independent nongovernmental organization, which carries out research, as well as educational, public awareness and publishing activities, and provides consulting services. Priority areas of the Center's research studies remain international security, control and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The PIR Center is in consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Russia and Eastern Europe (REESWeb) - Electronic resources on the Balkans, the Baltic states, the Caucusus, Central Asia, Central Europe, the CIS, Eastern Europe, the NIS, the Russian Federation, and the former Soviet Union.
Russia Corporate Governance Manual - All investors, operating in Russia, face political risks, inefficiency of corporate governance and weak judicial system. Recently investors witnessed numerous violations of minority investors rights by Russian issuers. Among such violations there are: misrepresentation of information, dilution, dividend delays, degradation of assets and diversion of cash flows.
Russian Academy of Sciences - Consists of the national academy of Russia; a network of scientific research institutes from across the Russian Federation; and additional scientific and social units such as libraries, publishing units, and hospitals. The Academy includes around 650 institutions and 55,000 scientific researchers.
Russian and European Studies - The Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) at the University of Pittsburgh is an interdisciplinary academic center focusing on central and eastern Europe and the successor states of the Soviet Union.
Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSSP) - An independent non-governmental organization. Its President is Alexander Nikolaevich Shokhin. The Union has a membership base of over 120 regional alliances and industry associations representing key industries of the economy, including the fuel and energy industry, the machine-building industry, the investment-banking sector as well as the military industrial complex, the building industry, the chemical industry, and light and food industries. Unofficially known as the union of oligarchs.
Valdai Discussion Club - Promotes dialogue between Russian and international intellectual elite. Over 900 representatives of the international scholarly community from 62 countries have taken part in the club's work. They include professors of major world universities, including Harvard, Columbia, Georgetown, Stanford, Carleton University, the University of London, Cairo University, the University of Teheran, East China University, the University of Tokyo, Tel Aviv University, the University of Messina, Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Economics, King's College London, Sciences Po and the Sorbonne.
American Himalayan Foundation - Dedicated to helping the people and the ecology of the Himalaya. Builds and supports schools and students; trains doctors and funds hospitals; cares for children and elders; plants trees and restores sacred sites. Helps Tibetans rebuild and sustain their culture both in exile and in Tibet.
Crimea - An autonomous republic of Ukraine located on the northern coast of the Black Sea, occupying a peninsula of the same name. The territory of Crimea was conquered and controlled many times throughout its history. The Cimmerians, Greeks, Persians (Iranians), Goths, Huns, Bulgars, Khazars, the state of Kievan Rus', Byzantine Greeks, Kipchaks, and the Mongols all controlled Crimea in its early history. In the 13th century it was partly controlled by the Venetians and by the Genoese; these were followed by the Crimean Khanate and Ottoman Empire in the 15th-18th centuries, the Russian Empire in the 18th-20th centuries, the Russian SFSR and later Ukrainian SSR within Soviet Union in the rest of 20th century, Germany in World War II, and now, the independent Ukrainian state.
Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine (IEU) - Once completed, the IEU will be the most comprehensive source of information in English on Ukraine, its history, people, geography, society, economy, and cultural heritage. At present, the IEU team is working on phase 1 of the project: the creation of an Internet database containing the revised and updated contents of the five-volume Encyclopedia of Ukraine (University of Toronto Press, 1984-93) edited by Volodymyr Kubijovyc (vols. 1-2) and Danylo Husar Struk (vols. 3-5).
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine - Working on many projects covering a wide array of activities, such as legal reform; human rights education; the fight against organized crime, terrorism, and human trafficking; arms control and military reform; environmental protection; policing and border security; media freedom; elections; and good governance and gender equality.
State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management (SAEZ) - Tasked with coordinating the decommissioning of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and conducting environmental and radiation monitoring of the officially designated exclusion area around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster.
Voice of Sevastopol - An n independent informational and analytical Internet project created to counter the information warfare launched in the aftermath of the coup in Ukraine.
Yulia Tymoshenko - Official website. A Ukrainian politician. She was the Prime Minister of Ukraine from 24 January to 8 September 2005, and again from 18 December 2007 to 4 March 2010. Tymoshenko is the leader of the All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland", which is the largest opposition political party in Ukraine. Also see Wikipedia.
Asia Collections, The - The Asia Collections of Cornell University Library include the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia, the South Asia Collection, and the John M. Echols Collection on Southeast Asia. Cornell is widely regarded as having one of the largest and most significant collections of Asian historical and literary materials in North America.
Asia Foundation - Supports programs in Asia that help improve governance and law, economic reform and development, women's participation, and international relations.
Asia Society - Dedicated to fostering under-standing of Asia and communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific. The Society provides a forum for building awareness of the more than thirty countries broadly defined as the Asia-Pacific region - the area from Japan to Iran, and from Central Asia to New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands.
Asia-Pacific Research Network (APRNet) - A network of leading research NGOs in the region with the main purpose of exchanging information on international issues, as well as experiences, technologies, and methods in research.
Center for Near East Studies - Encourages, coordinates and integrates instruction and research in the humanities and the social sciences, business, law, medicine and the media, and in all languages essential to an understanding of the Near East.
Channel NewsAsia - English language Asian TV News channel based in Singapore, with correspondents in major Asian cities and key Western ones, including New York, Washington D.C, London and Brussels.
Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) - Committed to the socialist transformation of society in Nigeria and stand completely opposed to the pillaging of the countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America by the imperialist powers.
Diego Garcia - Wikipedia srticle: An atoll located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, some 1,000 miles (1,600 km) south of India's southern coast. Diego Garcia is the largest atoll by land area of the Chagos Archipelago. It is part of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), a British overseas territory. Since the enforced depopulation of Diego Garcia in the years leading up to 1973, it has been used as a military base by the United States. Diego Garcia hosts one of three ground antennas (others are on Kwajalein and Ascension Island) that assist in the operation of the Global Positioning System (GPS) navigational system.
Digital South Asia Library (DSAL) - Information about contemporary and historical South Asia, including full-text documents, statistical data, electronic images, cartographic representations, journals, and pedagogical resources for language instruction.
Diplomat, The - International current-affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific region.
East-West Center (EWC) - An interdisciplinary research program that examines major issues of critical importance in U.S.-Asia-Pacific relations.
Eurasian Home - Open forum for dialogue and reflection, bringing together experts, politicians and journalists from the New Independent States, Russia, European Union, Asia and America. Among priority topics of the website are political and economic processes in Eurasia and America; integration concepts and strategies in the world; integration between the countries of the former Soviet Union; the search for models of effective economic integration; economic and political interaction between the countries of the CIS as well as with the rest of the world.
EurasiaNet - Provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, Turkey, and Southwest Asia.
Global Asia - Provides a forum for distinguished thinkers, policymakers, political leaders and business people to debate the most important issues in Asia today.
Inside Indonesia - Focuses on human rights, environmental, social and political issues, but is not limited to those issues. Produces high standard, interesting, jargon free material about Indonesia by Indonesians or by others who have travelled, lived and/or done research in the country.
Kyoto Journal - A non-profit volunteer-based quarterly magazine presenting perspectives from Aisa. Kyoto Journal offers interviews, essays, translations, humor, fiction, poetry and reviews, accompanied by memorable photo-essays, original illustrations.
Letters from Burma - A collection of fifty-two pieces by Burmese human rights and democracy leader Aung San Sui Kyi taken from her weekly Japanese newspaper column. Illustrated by Burmese artists, the pieces describe the political, cultural and social scene in Burma today and include overt political pieces on the repression in the country.
Saipan, Tinaian, Rota - A guide to the Northern Mariana islands (CNMI): Saipan, Tinian and Rota. Provides information on the islands, the people and the history of the Northern Mariana Islands, including photo galleries, maps, graphs, essays and publications.
Sam Rainsy Party - Committed to building roads for a peaceful transition towards a liberalised democracy and self-sustainable economic development in Cambodia.
Singapore - News about Singapore, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
South Asia Citizen's Web - An independent space on the net to promote information exchange between and about South Asian citizens initiatives: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and their diasporic communities.
South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP) - Information, data, commentary, research, critical assessment and analysis on terrorism, low intensity warfare and sectarian strife in South Asia.
South/Southeast Asia Library - U.C. Berkeley Library resources page. South Asian Resources include material from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian Resources include material from Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
TamilNet - Newswire service that provides up to date news with Tamil perspective on issues concerning Tamil people in the island of Sri Lanka.
Tatarstan - Official site. A democratic constitutional state associated with the Russian Federation. Representatives of over 70 nationalities live in Tatarstan, Tatars and Russians being the most numerous.
Tatarstan on the Internet - The Republic of Tatarstan is located on the eastern frontier of Europe at the confluence of the Volga and the Kama rivers. It has powerful scientific potential; the competence of Kazan scientists in the fields of mathematics, mechanics, chemistry, physics, linguistics, medicine, biology is recognised all over the world.
Te Puna Web - A directory to New Zealand and Pacific Island web sites.
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