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International Relations Security Network

The International Relations and Security Network (ISN) is the world's leading open access information service for international relations and security professionals.

The Digital Library is home to the ISN’s vast content holdings on international relations- and security related issues. Content here includes: 

  • Over 20,000 full-text books, working papers, government reports, and journal articles
  • A growing collection of historic and contemporary primary source materials 
  • A comprehensive directory of think tanks, research institutes, NGOs, and other organizations active in international relations and security policy 
  • An annotated links library of the world’s best websites, blogs, and online research resources in international affairs

The Current Affairs section provides information on the issues that are shaping national policy and global dialogue. This section offers:

  • News stories on emerging, ongoing and underreported issues 
  • Original ISN commentary and analysis 
  • Podcasts featuring interviews with leading scholars and policy experts 
  • Syndicated articles from leading international relations journals and media partners 
  • Policy briefs from prominent think tanks and research institutes 
  • Special reports on major national, regional, and international issues 
  • A calendar of upcoming conferences and events


1990s-present with some materials from earlier centuries


September 13, 2010


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