The Project On Government Oversight (POGO)

The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) was founded in 1981. It is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that advocates ‘good government’. POGO conducts investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest with a view to achieving ‘a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government’.


The Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK)

The Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK) is an independent and interdisciplinary cerntre located within the Department of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg.

Since 1991, HIIK has focused on the emergence, course, and settlement of interstate and intrastate political conflicts.

Research Centre

Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University

The Hiroshima Peace Institute (HPI) was established on April 1, 1998, as a research institute affiliated with Hiroshima City University.

Research Centre

Human Security Report Project (HSRP)

HSRP is an independent research centre affiliated with Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, Canada.

Research Centre

BBC News

The BBC offers a wide-ranging online source of news covering all parts of the world. It is particularly useful for tracking latest developments. Despite laudable attemps to project objectivity, it has  a tendency to privilege Western and in particular English language sources of information and opinion. The coverage of news is useful as a record of key development, though analysis is generally bland.

Information Source

The Conversation

The Conversation is an Australian independent provider of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.

The Conversation seeks to facilitate better understanding of current affairs and complex issues, as a means to enhanced public discourse and conversations.

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The Economist

The Economist online offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology.

The Guardian

The Guardian was first published in May 1821 - it was then known as the Manchester Guardian.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Since 1966 UNDP has partnered with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone.