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POLS 4341 - African Politics

Government Agencies and Portals

USA.gov is the federal government portal. Websites for all agencies in all branches of the federal government can be accessed from here by the name of the agency or through a subject search. 

The United States Trade Representative is responsible for directing all trade negotiations of and formulating trade policy for the United States.

The Trade and Development Agency advances economic development and U.S. commercial interest in developing and middle-income countries in the following regions of the world: East Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The U.S. Institute of Peace was established by Congress in 1984 as an independent, federally-funded national security institution devoted to the nonviolent prevention and mitigation of deadly conflict abroad.
The U.S. Agency for International Development administers U.S. foreign economic and humanitarian assistance programs worldwide in the developing world, Central and Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.
HumanRights.gov will provide information on the United States' role in human rights concerns worldwide. It also provides likes to all the federal agencies involved in human rights issues.
The World Factbook published by the Central Intelligence Agency offers a summary of each nation in the world with current political and economic data. Historic copies of the title are avaiable in the library's US Doc collection at US Doc PREX 3.15: year.

Government Information Indexes and Databases

Congressional Publications indexes CIS/Index to Publications of the U.S. Congress since 1970; bills, laws and legislation; as well as information about members of Congress. Hearing of the international relations and business committees can be found, with more recent materials in full text. It will also include appointment hearings of individuals selected by the President to serve in roles as ambassadors and other diplomats.

GPO Catalog of Government Publications indexes government publications printed, posted, and/or distributed by the U.S. Government Publishing Office.