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Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
BBC News Profile - Bahrain
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Bahrain
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Bahrain
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.
Human Development Report on Bahrain
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Bahrain
Information on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
IEA - Bahrain
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
ITC - Bahrain
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Library of Congress Country Study - Bahrain
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.
Medea - Bahrain
Country profile from the European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation (Medea) with the support of the European Commission.
OHCHR - Bahrain
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).
UNdata Country Profile - Bahrain
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Bahrain
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Bahrain
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Doha
Cluster Office representing UNESCO in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf Cluster.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Bahrain
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Bahrain
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Commercial Service - Bahrain
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
U.S. Department of Energy - Bahrain
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Bahrain
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
- Council of Ministers (Majlis Al-Nuwab) (in Arabic only)
- Consultative Council (Majlis Al-Shura) (in Arabic only)
Prime Minister / His Highness of the Kingdom of Bahrain (Currently in Arabic only)
International Area Studies Africa/Middle East CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Africa and the Middle East.
- International Area Studies General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Bahrain" as the search term.
- National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Bahrain" as the search term.
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Bahrain.
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.
Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Bahrain" as the search term.
Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."
Human Rights Watch - Bahrain
News and reports related to human rights.
LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
SESRIC Statistics Database
Searchable statistical database for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Bahrain
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Bahrain.
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.
Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Projects, operations, resources, and technical assistance from the AFESD. Members of the AFESD are the 21 Arab countries that are members of the League of Arab states (including Bahrain).
Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Bahrain in the United States.
Embassy of the United States in Manama, Bahrain
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Bahrain.
EU & the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Bahrain.
G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Bahrain), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) (in Arabic Only)
Promotes coordination and international cooperation between Member States (United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait) to strengthen member states' economy, finance, trade, customs, tourism, legislation, administration, as well as scientific and technical progress in industry, mining, agriculture, water and animal resources, establishing scientific research centres, setting up joint ventures, and encouraging cooperation of the private sector.
IMF - Bahrain
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
Islamic Development Bank
"The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is a Multilateral Development Bank (MDB), established to foster the economic development and social progress of its member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries in accordance with the principles of Shari'ah (Islamic Law). There are 56 member countries (including Bahrain).
League of Arab States
Established in 1945, the Arab League has 22 members (including Bahrain). The Arab League promotes the political, economic, cultural, and social interests of member states.
- Arab League documents from al-Bab
Arab League documents in English.
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
ReliefWeb - Bahrain
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
SESRIC - Bahrain
Socioeconomic statistics and information for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Bahrain from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bahrain
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Bahrain
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
United Nations Kingdom of Bahrain
UN System in Bahrain.
U.S. Department of State - Bahrain
U.S.-Bahraini relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
World Bank - Bahrain
World Bank data, projects, and research in Bahrain.
World Trade Organization - Bahrain
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. ICJ "has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (Contentious cases ) and to give advisory opinions (Advisory proceedings) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies." Bahrain: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
United States Central Command - Bahrain
U.S. Central Command conducts operations to attack, disrupt and defeat terrorism, deter and defeat adversaries, deny access to WMD, assure regional access, strengthen regional stability, build the self-reliance of partner nations’ security forces, and protect the vital interests of the United States within the area of responsibility.
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
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|bahrain and econom*||bahrain and econom*|
|bahrain and histor*||bahrain and histor*|
|bahrain and politic*||bahrain and politic*|
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