“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 and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.”Economist Country Briefings
provides information such as news, profiles, forecasts, and statistics for countries from around the world.ISN - International Relations & Security Network
The ISN is a free public service that provides a wide range of high-quality and comprehensive products and resources to encourage the exchange of information among international relations and security professionals worldwide. The ISN works to promote a better understanding of the strategic challenges we face in today’s changed security environmentWorld Factbook
consists of facts and statistics on countries from around the world. For each country the site provides information on the geography, the people, the government, the economy, communications, transportation, the military, and international issues.