International Government Information

French Mandate in The Lebanon, Christian-Muslim Relations, and the U.S. Consulate at Beirut, 1919-1935

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description

"This collection consists of correspondence and telegrams received and sent by the American consular post in Beirut. The topics covered by these records include the protection of interests of American citizens, foreign trade, shipping, and immigration. But there is more to these records than traditional consular activities—the Beirut post provides a unique look into the French Mandate in Syria-Lebanon. Consular officials reported on the administration of the Mandate, its problems, French repression and Arab rebellion.

There are unique materials on the Druse Rebellion of 1925, religious conflicts between Christian, Maronite, and Muslim communities, repression by French military forces, French efforts to settle Bedouin tribes in Syria, nationalist organizations and rebellion, anti-Zionism activities, riots and civil disturbances in the cities, villages and rural areas.

Source Note: RG 84, Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State, Beirut, Confidential Correspondence, 1920-1935, Entry 148, All decimal numbers

Sourced from the U.S. National Archives

Type
Database
Text Collection
Coverage
1919-1935
Stable URL
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British Campaign in Mesopotamia, 1914-1918

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description

“The Mesopotamian Campaign deserves to be far better known than it is—both in terms of its impact on the war and the subsequent course of the history of the Middle East. This new collection provides the opportunity to review the telegrams, correspondence, minutes, memoranda and confidential prints gathered together in the India Office Military Department on Mesopotamia. In 1914 the British/Indian Army expedition to Mesopotamia set out with the modest ambition of protecting the oil concession in Southern Persia but, after numerous misfortunes, ended up capturing Baghdad and Northern Towns in Iraq. Initially the mission was successful in seizing Basra but the British/Indian forces found themselves drawn North, becoming besieged by Turkish forces at Kut. After various failed relief attempts the British surrendered and the prisoners suffered appalling indignities and hardship, culminating in a death march to Turkey. In 1917, a new Commander-in-Chief was appointed but, as usual in Iraq, military policy kept changing. Hopes that the Russians would come into the war were dashed by the Revolution. Operations were further frustrated by the hottest of summers. Fighting against Turkish forces continued right up to the Armistice. The conduct of the Campaign was subject to a Commission of Inquiry which was highly critical of numerous individuals and the administrative arrangements.”

Sourced from The British Library

Type
Database
Text Collection
Coverage
1914-1918
Stable URL
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Foreign Office Files for the Middle East 1971-1981

Description

This collection includes diplomatic correspondence, minutes, reports, political summaries and personality profiles from the British Foreign Office Files for the years 1971-1981

The collection addresses the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power. Conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution are examined in detail, as are the military interventions and peace negotiations carried out by regional and foreign powers like the United States and Russia.

Commercial interests are also scrutinised, with in-depth analyses of Middle East nations’ economic stability and reviews of international arm sales policies. The activities of oil producing nations such as Saudi Arabia are closely monitored, with particular reference to the Gulf States and members of OPEC.

The collection is in three modules:

Module 1: Middle East, 1971-1974: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Oil Crisis
Module 2: Middle East, 1975-1978: The Lebanese Civil War and the Camp David Accords
Module 3: Middle East, 1979-1981: The Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War (available early 2017)

Access is through the Archives Direct platform and the collection may be cross-searched with other resources such as Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969.

Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42707
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China Government Gazettes Full-text Database 中国政报公报期刊文献总库

Description

Part of CNKI, this database is a comprehensive collection of government gazettes, bulletins, announcements, and proclamations.  It contains national and local laws and regulations from Chinese government departments at all levels and is updated frequently.  Currently there are 380,000 items mainly published after 1994, with some titles covering retrospectively from the first issue.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42298
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Database of the National People's Congress (NPC) 全国人民代表大会数据库

Description

This database is a comprehensive collection of archives and documents of the NPC at both central and provincial levels, from the first session of the first NPC to present.  The collection includes deputy lists, agendas, conference updates, documents and reports, resolutions and statements, leaders’ activities, selected proposals, press conferences, and video reports.  It also features 常委会公报 (Gazettes of the NPC Standing Committee), NPC laws, NPC agendas, resolutions, and related reports.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42280
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Yearbook of International Associations

Alternative Titles
Yearbook of International Organizations
YIO
Description

Includes all data published in the printed Yearbook of international organizations (Volumes 1A, 1B, 2, 3, and 4), Who's who in international organizations, and the whole Encyclopedia. Includes the searchable databases: Global strategies - solutions, Human values, Human development, Patterns and metaphors, Bibliography (issues), Integrative concepts, Network visualizations, and Transnational associations

Type
Directory
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40775
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Iran Data Portal

Description

"The Iran Social Science Data Portal is an English- and Persian-language online portal that features social science data on Iran, including socioeconomic data, electoral data, information on political parties, and translations of selected laws and regulations. It aims to provide a service to journalists, academics, policymakers, and others interested in analyzing political and socioeconomic developments in contemporary Iran. The project is funded by a grant from the Social Science Research Council. 

Due to its political significance, the Iran Data Portal provides particularly detailed documentation of the June 2009 presidential election in Iran. The featured data include electoral results down to the level of the ballot box, the electoral law, translations of statements made by the four presidential candidates, as well as statements by other political and religious leaders, political parties, and governmental agencies that offer a mosaic picture of the events following the contested elections."

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40546
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World Politics Review

Alternative Titles
wpr
Description

Content includes Briefings, Columns and Trend Lines. Briefings are written by a global network of contributors, on matters of current importance. Columnists provide a different authoritative take on international affairs every day of the week. Trend Lines items are brief looks at current events, written by our editors, including our "Global Insider" interview series. WPR's in-depth, full-length reports provide comprehensive examinations of single subjects. 

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40331
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UN Women Digital Library

Alternative Titles
UN Women, DAW, INSTRAW, OSAGI, UNIFEM
Description

UN Women is a sub-orgnaization of the United Nations. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment:

Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)
International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)
Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI)
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

The UN Women Digital LIbrary provides UN Women's publications, including annual reports, discussion papers, and caase studies related gener equality and women's empowerment. 

Type
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40189
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Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports 1952 – 1995

Alternative Titles
EIU Country Reports Archive
Description

The Economist Intelligence Unit has published Country Reports since 1952, covering almost 200 countries. Each report presents detailed statistics alongside expert commentary and forecasting from the EIU’s analysts. This database presents the historical reports up to 1995, with all data from the statistical tables fully captured and downloadable in spreadsheet form. This is a unique archive of analysis and explanation of political, economic and commercial developments, together with historcal statistical data

Type
Numeric Data
Statistics
Coverage
1952-1995
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38855
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