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Understanding the New World Disorder Online Global Security Resource Guide

    1. Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict
      Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict addresses the looming threat to world peace of intergroup violence and to advance new ideas for the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. An outstanding resource.
    2. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
      The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. The CEIP web site provides links to online commentaries and research related to international security and peace.
    3. Center for Defense Information
      The Center for Defense Information is a private, non-governmental, research organization that serves as an independent monitor of the U.S. military. Its primary platform is that strong social, economic, political, and military components and a healthy environment contribute equally to the nation's security. CDI seeks realistic and cost-effective military spending without excess expenditures for weapons and policies that increase the danger of war. An interesting perspective concerning global security issues.
    4. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
      The Center for Strategic and International Studies is dedicated to providing world leaders with strategic insights on--and policy solutions to--current and emerging global issues. The CSIS web site offers extensive commentary concerning many global security issues.
    5. Columbia International Affairs Online
      Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is designed to be the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. CIAONET offers a great online resource for international affairs and global security issues.
    6. Crimes of War Project
      The Crimes of War Project is a collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars dedicated to raising public awareness of the laws of war and their application to situations of conflict. The goal of the project is to promote understanding of international humanitarian law among journalists, policymakers, and the general public, in the belief that a wider knowledge of the legal framework governing armed conflict will lead to greater pressure to prevent breaches of the law, and to punish those who commit them.
    7. is an extensive and rich online resource related to the vast security challenges of the new millennium. This site offers a wide array of resources and general information about security issues.
    8. INitiative on COnflict REsolution (INCORE)
      A joint initiative of the University of Ulster and the United Nations University, the INCORE Internet Service is a central resource for those in the area of conflict resolution and ethnic conflict. This site features extensive links and resources related to conflict worldwide. Use the Conflict Data Service to learn more about specific countries and regions in conflict.
    9. Women In International Security
      Women In International Security (WIIS) is dedicated to increasing the influence of women in the field of foreign and defense policy.
    1. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

    2. Organization of American States

    3. UNAIDS

    4. United Nations

    5. United Nations Development Programme

    6. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

    7. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

    8. World Health Organization

    1. Amnesty International
      Amnesty International is also an extremely valuable resource for online human rights information. The Amnesty site features information about a variety of human rights campaigns and issues. The AI Education section is a great resource for teachers.
    2. Human Rights Watch
      Human Rights Watch is an excellent resource for objective human rights information. There web site features information about a variety of campaigns coordinated by the organization. They also offer a special section focusing on the human rights issues related to September 11th.
    3. Oxfam
      Oxfam is an international non-governmental organization working to find solutions to human security issues including poverty, hunger, and injustice. The Oxfam Internationl web site offers links to all of the various country sites and initiatives and access to varioius online publications and resources.
    4. United States Institute of Peace
      The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created and funded by Congress to strengthen the nation's capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict. The USIP web site provides excellent online resources including web links and publications highlighting peace, conflict, and security issues worldwide. They offer an excellent online resource, a Teaching Guide on International Terrorism: Definitions, Causes, and Responses, which can be downloaded from the USIP site.

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