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CIA World FactbookThe World Factbook, produced for US policymakers and coordinated throughout the US Intelligence Community, marshals facts on every country, dependency, and geographic entity in the world.
The Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
GIGA Institute of African AffairsThe GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies is an independent social science research institute based in Hamburg. It studies the four regions Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, as well as global issues.
Freedom HouseFreedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world.
Human Rights WatchHuman Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media.
Crisis GroupThe International Crisis Group is an independent organisation working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world.