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Comparative Politics

Transnational NGOs and Think Tanks

NGOs and think tanks are good starting points for investigating current global issues. See additional boxes below for links that address issues individually.

Think-tank Index The index is authored by James McGann, of the University of Pennsylvania's International Relations Program. See also the 2008 full report at: Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) Human rights organization. Also search the Amnesty International Library

Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Nonpartisan foreign affairs organization .

Foreign Policy Association (FPA)

Human Rights Watch


Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) United Nations Development Programme

NGOs Links and Resources Global Policy Forum

Global Policy Forum is an independent policy watchdog that monitors the work of the United Nations as well as global policy-making. 

NIRA's World Directory of Think Tanks  The best free link to individual NGOs. See Partner Directory.

Think Tanks Directory Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. Comprehensive directory of think tanks.

World Public Opinion Provides information and polls on international public opinion on various international issues.

Includes poll methodologies and questionnaires




Human Rights

Immigration & Migration



World Health

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