Central Asia Commerce - Business Resource and Directory of Central Asia

American Foreign Policy Council - non-profit organization dedicated to bringing information to those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States and to assisting world leaders, particularly in the former USSR, with building democracies and market economies

American Foreign Service Association - professional association of the United States Foreign Service; principal missions are to enhance the effectiveness of the Foreign Service, to protect the professional interests of its members, to ensure the maintenance of high professional standards for both career diplomats and political appointees, and to promote understanding of the critical role of the Foreign Service in promoting America's national security and economic prosperity

Atlantic Council - promotes leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic Community in meeting global challenge

Brookings Institution - private, independent, nonprofit research organization seeks to improve the performance of American institutions, the effectiveness of government programs, and the quality of U.S. public policies

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States

Caspian Information Center - not-for-profit think-tank aims to research and disseminate high quality research papers and information about the political, economic and cultural development of Kazakhstan and the wider Caspian region

Center for Global Development - independent, not-for-profit think tank that works to reduce global poverty and inequality by encouraging policy change in the U.S. and other rich countries through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community

Center for Security Policy - non-profit, nonpartisan organization to stimulate and inform the national and international debate about all aspects of security policy, notably those policies bearing on the foreign, defense, economic, financial and technology interests of the United States

Center for Strategic and International Studies - private, bipartisan, and tax-exempt organization which addresses national and international security issues thru resident experts on all of the world's major geographical regions

Chatham House - independent research and membership organization, working to promote the understanding of key international issues as well as conducting numerous global research programmes

Chicago Council on Global Affairs - independent, non-partisan organization committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning

Columbia International Affairs Online - comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs; publishes a wide range of scholarship that includes working and occasional papers series, conference proceedings and books from top research institutes

Consulate Locator - locate Russian Federation embassies and consulates worldwide

Council on Foreign Relations - nonpartisan membership organization, research center, and publisher dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy

Eisenhower Institute - aims to to advance Dwight D. Eisenhower's intellectual and leadership legacies in foreign and domestic policy

embassy.org - resource for the Washington D.C. foreign embassy community

EUCAM - project seeks to monitor the implementation of the EU Strategy for Central Asia and has grown into a knowledge hub on broader Europe-Central Asia relations

Eurasia Group - promotes understanding, development, and investment in the states of Eurasia by providing political access, research and intelligence to multinational institutions with an interest in the region, and fostering access and providing advice for political and economic leaders in Eurasia

Global Development Network - works with research and policy institutes to address development challenges

Global Network of Domestic Election Monitors - aims to advance the methodologies for systematic, fact-based election monitoring and to advance the capacities of regional networks and nonpartisan election monitoring organizations through sharing of knowledge and interactive communications among members

Global Policy Forum - group monitors global policy making to promote a more open, accountable and democratic policy process at the global level

Governments on the WWW - comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions and more

Heritage Foundation - conservative think tank that publishes research on domestic, economic, foreign and defense policy

Independent Institute - nonprofit, scholarly research and educational organization which sponsors comprehensive studies on political economy

International Debate Education Association - develops, organizes and promotes debate and debate-related activities in communities throughout the world

International Eurasian Institute for Economic and Political Research - objectives include the gathering and dissemination of reliable information on economic, political as well as socio-cultural processes in the Central Asian region

International Foundation for Electoral Systems - promotes democratic stability by providing technical assistance and applying field-based research to the electoral cycle in countries around the world to enhance citizen participation and strengthen civil societies, governance and transparency

International Institute for Strategic Studies - independent centre for research, information and debate on the problems of conflict

IREX - international nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge

Isis International - non-profit organization creates opportunities for women's voices to be heard, strengthen feminist analyses through information exchange, promote solidarity and support feminist movements across the globe

Jamestown Foundation - collects information from expert sources with firsthand knowledge of the goals, strategies and decision making processes of U.S. adversaries

Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative - aims for the development of democratic and effective government at sub-national levels by the sharing of expertise between countries to contribute to reforms and to foster cross-border cooperation and to support and disseminate important policy studies having significant impact on public policy reform

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China - includes information on policies and activities, media services, international issues and more

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation - source for foreign policy news; includes daily news bulletin, press releases and more

National Bureau of Asian Research - nonprofit, nonpartisan institution that conducts advanced research on policy-relevant issues in Asia; also serves as the global clearinghouse for Asian research conducted by specialists and institutions worldwide

National Endowment for Democracy - private, nonprofit organization aims to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development - a policy-oriented research and consulting organization that promotes international cooperation for security and sustainable development

Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe - aims to assist, mediate and facilitate joint research, education and training programmes and discussions between instructors, civil servants, trainers, public sector managers and politicians

openDemocracy - offers articles, discussion forums, news and analysis about democracy, rule of law, human rights, security, accountability and democratic election

Political Resources on the Net - index of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country; with links to parties, organizations, governments, media and more

RAND - nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis

Sustainable Rural Development Information System - identifies and organizes Internet resources relevant to natural resource management, empowerment and governance, food security and more

U.S. Embassy Almaty, Kazakhstan - works with the Kazakhstani government on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues including, but not limited to, trade, commerce, democracy, humanitarian assistance, defense and the environment

U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan - provides consular information, job opportunities, photo gallery and more

U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan - services to the public include processing visas to the U.S., taking care of passport issues, facilitating absentee voting, issuing various documents and assisting American citizens in other ways; facilitates doing business with American firms, provides information about America for institutions and professionals in education, the media and other sectors of the host society

United Nations - international body to promote peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance; the site has an expansive information resource on its member countries and links to specific UN projects

United Nations Development Programme - provides funds and helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively

Wilson Center - outreach activities are conducted via public meetings and events, broadcast media and social media, on a wide range of global issues

World Socialist Web Site - features daily news and analysis written from a socialist perspective, and commentary on the arts, culture, history and politics





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