entrees

basic.........................................................................................................(free, delivery available)

who knew Brian Eno was a politico? a fantastic starting point for informed comment and opinion on security, providing you with all the quality bangers and mash you can get your brain to consume

 

center for army lessons learned..........................................................................................(free)

it's time for chow!

 

center for comparative immigration studies...................................................................(free)

fresh from southern California's perfectly landscaped ivory towers, CCIS fuses domestic and cosmopolitan ingredients and ferments them for journalists and academics alike

 

center for defense information..........................................................(free, delivery available)

with this dish, "cut and dried" refers to the facts, not the jerky. this news, like a nice greasy omelet served over scattered, smothered, covered, chunked, and topped potatoes, is sobering in its simplicity and gut-busting in its sustenance

 

center for international development..............................................(free, delivery available)

for well-prepared dishes that tend to reinforce convention but rely on modern techniques, this development sampler is guaranteed to fill you up

 

center for public integrity..................................................................(free, delivery available)

investigative journalism to serve the public interest (and public appetite)

 

center for strategic and international studies..................................................................(free)

excellent background papers from a source that is considered the official supplier of acceptably bland, if vitally nutritious home cooking; don't look for gravy here, just your choice of prime cuts from traditional ranchers

 

central asia-caucasus institute.............................................................................................(free)

a classic, robust dish emphasizing standards like human security and natural resources cultivated near the shores of Chesapeake Bay

 

eat the state...............................................................(free, delivery available via subscription)

doesn't "eat the state" sound appetizing?

 

economic and political weekly..........................................................(free, delivery available)

premium Indian food for thought that is always substantial and rarely too spicy, even for novices. plus, the Indian take on geopolitics might be important in lieu of its status as the world's largest democracy...good rice, good curry, good ghandi - you should hurry

 

eldis..........................................................................................................(free, delivery available)

the gateway to development information derives its flavor from conventional European donors while catering to more modern notions of acceptable tastes and presentations

 

european council on refugees and exiles (ECRE)..............(free, some delivery available)

with a stated aim of "Working Together to Protect and Respect Refugees" ECRE is a pan-European network of 65 refugee-assisting non-governmental organizations that promotes a humane and generous European asylum policy. ECRE celebrated its 30th year of promoting...protection and integration of asylum-seekers, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) based on values of human dignity, human rights and an ethic of solidarity with international refugee and human rights law being a key reference point for our analysis. their "weekly reports" are like juice supplements spiked with just enough cayenne so you can feel the brain burn working

 

forced migration...................................................................................(free, delivery available)

unlike nectar or ambrosia, this source of population displacement info and data is much tastier than its dour title suggests

 

foreign policy in focus.........................................................................(free, delivery available)

this site is the tofurkey of American foreign policy think tanks

 

foreign policy research institute.......................................................(free, delivery available)

this semi-slick institutional site is likely where American philosopher kings would prefer to dine - the research reports are filling, and the realpolitik served front and center like the yolk over proper huevos rancheros (with steak of course). no red-blooded diners should pass up this site!

 

freedom, democide, and war..............................................................(free, delivery available)

fresh from the shores of the Aloha State comes an offering as thorny as the pineapple with its discussions of conflict and political violence

 

global policy forum.............................................................................(free, delivery available)

if you're hungry for more criticism and nutritional facts about UN programs, then this non-profit has a "what's new" platter for you; roasting the UN and basting it in reforms is how this site prepares its facts and figures

 

global security.........................................................................................................................(free)

while reliable security information doesn't sound tempting, the array of intelligence, security, and military nuggets assembled here are sure to please. this perennial favorite contains freshly plucked analyses, photos, and context assembled in a dine-and-dash format

 

institute for international economics...............................................(free, delivery available)

it's starchy, but it's good!

 

international crisis group...........................................................(free, delivery available)

if Spago could inspire a news*dish, this might be a top contender - superbly fresh, articulated reports on the most volatile security and governance trends in a calorie-conscious design (those in the know used Crisco, but now prefer ICG)

 

international development research centre...................................(free, delivery available)

tasty briefs on a vast range of topics (bio-diversity to refugees to eco-tourism to technology) from on-the-ground researchers and practitioners throughout the world - when it comes from Canadia, it's got to be good!

 

international institute for strategic studies.......................(mostly free, delivery available)

claiming to be the world's leading authority on political-military conflict, the meatiness of this dish comes at a price! the freebies, however, are still worth a sampling, and the "in the news" links are equally satisfying for a cheap night out

 

international institute for sustainable development....................(free, delivery available)

this sustainable smorgasbord hails from the 'great white north' and prepares thoughtful, fresh, hearty portions of nouveu-development fodder

 

international peace research institute, oslo......................................................................(free)

high quality Norwegian fare is the order of the day here. this think tank emphasizes drivers of conflict, and their "Centre for the Study of Civil War" is a geographically-infused, CIA-free alternative to the State Failure Project

 

international relations and security network.........................(free, delivery available)

this Swiss dish is tastier than a Nestle-sponsored fondue-fest. their "security watch" news delivery program is the news dietary supplement you have been looking for your entire web-dieting career. the abbreviation and acronym finders, as well as the learning modules and obsessively-updated current events links border on the measured kind of madness

 

latin american network information center.....................................................................(free)

if tex-mex were to become more cosmopolitan, it would taste like this no-nonsense approach

 

migration, globalisation and poverty..............................................(free, delivery available)

the development research centre's "migration, globalisation and poverty" page is a fresh yet measured approach to today's most cross-cutting issue: human mobility

 

migration policy institute...................................................................(free, delivery available)

hungry for migration information? whether you're a journalist or just curious, this site will fill you up - for free! the quick facts for journalists are particularly appealing, as are the other data sets and indicators

 

national indian law library (native american rights fund)........(free, delivery available)

if you thought Indian food had to involve curries and chapattis, think again; if you thought the other Indian food was only limited to fry bread, think again

 

national security archive....................................................................(free, delivery available)

the "news" and "publications" sections here, if you can make it past the fruit-forward home page, are worth a big bite. remember, this is official fodder served with much institutional flare!

 

open democracy....................................................................................(free, delivery available)

perfectly respectable dishes from across the globe

 

open secrets...............................................................................(mostly free, delivery available)

the adage that, like sausage, the manufacture of legislation is not for the squeamish is illustrated here in internet form!

 

population reference bureau.............................................................(free, delivery available)

whether you prefer to dine in a region-to-region style, or issue-by-issue, you can dine in or enjoy delivery through this fine purveyor of domestic demographics tidbits. journalists and marketers can revel in the ease of access, like meat on a stick (this high tech meat on a stick is sponsored by the ever-so generous bill and melinda gates foundation)

 

pr newswire association llc...................................................(mostly free, delivery available)

loosen your belt before you grub this fare, which draws from local and trade media as well as financial disclosures and transitioning economies. it might seem like this news is designed and distributed for mass consumption, but it is crafted with the culinary snob in mind

 

privacy international.............................................................................................................(free)

when you're hungry for surveillance and closed circuit tv seems bland, get ready to see what lady liberty is cookin' up

 

self employed women's association..................................................(free, delivery available)

more original, authentic Indian food for thought, with an emphasis on women and development. it might not taste like news, but it's healthier and more flavorful than the name suggests, and revolutionary palates are often satiated using the most basic ingredients

 

stockholm international peace research institute...........................................................(free)

when you crave Scandinavian treats other than meatballs and herring, it is hard to find a higher quality purveyor

 

transparency international................................................................(free, delivery available)

as publisher of the world renowned "corruption perceptions index" and many other equally scrumptious reports, TI simmers down black market ingredients at bottom basement prices (the secret ingredients are always the most potent!)

 

turksam.................................................................................................(free, delivery available)

turkish center for international relations and strategic analysis is a eurasian think tank with a global outlook. the 'myth of continents' notwithstanding

 

worldwatch institute.............................................................................(free, delivery available)

if substantial, carefully crafted portions of news full of climate change, consumption, renewables, and a killer "vital signs" section are what you crave, then break out the bib cause it could get messy (messy like organic crayfish peeling...or is it crawdad poppin'?)