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Foreign policy: Background
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full text encyclopedias for authoritative background and reference to further reading.
Oxford Bibliographies Online - Political Science
Peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on political science topics.
Annual Review of Political Science
Literature reviews on topics in political theory, international relations, political economy, political behavior, American and comparative politics, public administration, and methodology.
Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy
Traces the growth and development of diplomatic policies and traditions.
Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy
In-depth essays on concepts and historical trends that have guided American foreign policy.
American Foreign Relations since 1600: A Guide to the Literature
Pointers to key texts on five centuries of American foreign relations.
Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History
Analysis of the key episodes, issues, and actoris in U.W. military and diplomatic history.
Congressional Research Service reports
Reports to members of Congress on a variety of topics relevant to current political events.
The international studies encyclopedia
Extensive overviews of key issues and sub-disciplines in international studies.
The Encyclopedia of Diplomacy
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History
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