Political Handbook of the World 2015

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Tom Lansford
CQ Press, Mar 24, 2015 - Reference - 1888 pages
The Political Handbook of the World provides timely, thorough, and accurate political information, with more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide. The updated 2015 edition will continue to be the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country’s governmental and political makeup. Compiling in one place more than 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, this volume is renowned for its extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system. It also provides names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus detailed profiles of more than 30 intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies. And this annual update includes coverage of current events, issues, crises, and controversies from the course of this year.
 

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Contents

AFGHANISTAN
3
ALBANIA
16
ALGERIA
26
ANDORRA
37
ANGOLA
41
ANTARCTICA
52
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
55
ARGENTINA
58
MOROCCO
986
MOZAMBIQUE
996
MYANMAR BURMA
1005
NAMIBIA
1016
NAURU
1025
NEPAL
1029
NETHERLANDS
1039
ARUBA
1046

ARMENIA
68
AUSTRALIA
77
AUSTRIA
86
AZERBAIJAN
94
BAHAMAS
104
BAHRAIN
106
BANGLADESH
112
BARBADOS
122
BELARUS
125
BELGIUM
133
BELIZE
141
BENIN
145
BHUTAN
151
BOLIVIA
155
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
163
BOTSWANA
179
BRAZIL
184
BRUNEI
190
BULGARIA
192
BURKINA FASO
203
BURUNDI
211
CAMBODIA
222
CAMEROON
229
CANADA
238
CAPE VERDE
248
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
252
CHAD
261
CHILE
273
CHINA
280
PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
282
TAIWAN
291
COLOMBIA
297
COMOROS
306
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
316
REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
330
COSTA RICA
339
CÔTE DIVOIRE
343
CROATIA
351
CUBA
361
CYPRUS
366
TURKISH SECTOR
373
CZECH REPUBLIC
379
DENMARK
394
DJIBOUTI
402
DOMINICA
409
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
412
ECUADOR
419
EGYPT
428
EL SALVADOR
440
EQUATORIAL GUINEA
447
ERITREA
456
ESTONIA
461
ETHIOPIA
468
FIJI
481
FINLAND
487
FRANCE
493
GABON
508
GAMBIA
516
GEORGIA
521
GERMANY
533
GHANA
546
GREECE
554
GRENADA
564
GUATEMALA
567
GUINEA
576
GUINEABISSAU
585
GUYANA
593
HAITI
600
HONDURAS
611
HUNGARY
618
ICELAND
629
INDIA
634
INDONESIA
653
IRAN
663
IRAQ
679
IRELAND
694
ISRAEL
703
ITALY
719
JAMAICA
731
JAPAN
734
JORDAN
744
KAZAKHSTAN
754
KENYA
761
KIRIBATI
778
KOREA
781
DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
784
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
789
KOSOVO
797
KUWAIT
804
KYRGYZSTAN
810
LAOS
819
LATVIA
822
LEBANON
829
LESOTHO
837
LIBERIA
844
LIBYA
855
LIECHTENSTEIN
862
LITHUANIA
865
LUXEMBOURG
873
MACEDONIA
877
MADAGASCAR
886
MALAWI
895
MALAYSIA
903
MALDIVES
911
MALI
916
MALTA
925
MARSHALL ISLANDS
928
MAURITANIA
932
MAURITIUS
943
MEXICO
950
MICRONESIA FEDERATED STATES OF
959
MOLDOVA
961
MONACO
970
MONGOLIA
973
MONTENEGRO
979
CURAÇAO
1048
ST MAARTEN
1052
NEW ZEALAND
1055
NICARAGUA
1064
NIGER
1072
NIGERIA
1083
NORWAY
1094
OMAN
1101
PAKISTAN
1105
PALAU
1120
PANAMA
1123
PANAMA CANAL ZONE
1130
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
1131
PARAGUAY
1138
PERU
1144
PHILIPPINES
1155
POLAND
1167
PORTUGAL
1180
QATAR
1188
ROMANIA
1192
RUSSIA
1205
RWANDA
1219
ST KITTS AND NEVIS
1229
ST LUCIA
1232
ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
1235
SAMOA
1237
SAN MARINO
1241
SÃO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE
1246
SAUDI ARABIA
1251
SENEGAL
1257
SERBIA
1268
SEYCHELLES
1282
SIERRA LEONE
1287
SINGAPORE
1296
SLOVAKIA
1301
SLOVENIA
1310
SOLOMON ISLANDS
1318
SOMALIA
1322
SOMALILAND
1330
SOUTH AFRICA
1336
SOUTH SUDAN
1350
SPAIN
1353
SRI LANKA
1370
SUDAN
1384
SURINAME
1397
SWAZILAND
1403
SWEDEN
1407
SWITZERLAND
1414
SYRIA
1420
TAJIKISTAN
1428
TANZANIA
1435
THAILAND
1444
TIMORLESTE EAST TIMOR
1453
TOGO
1460
TONGA
1469
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
1472
TUNISIA
1477
TURKEY
1485
TURKMENISTAN
1497
TUVALU
1502
UGANDA
1505
UKRAINE
1515
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
1533
UNITED KINGDOM
1537
NORTHERN IRELAND
1561
UNITED STATES
1575
URUGUAY
1594
UZBEKISTAN
1601
VANUATU
1607
VATICAN CITY STATE
1612
VENEZUELA
1616
VIETNAM
1625
YEMEN
1630
ZAMBIA
1638
ZIMBABWE
1647
PALESTINIAN AUTHORITYPALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION
1656
INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
1673
AFRICAN UNION AU
1674
ARAB LEAGUE
1676
ASIAPACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION APEC
1678
ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS ASEAN
1680
CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY AND COMMON MARKET CARICOM
1683
COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA COMESA
1685
THE COMMONWEALTH
1687
COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES CIS
1689
COUNCIL OF EUROPE
1692
ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES ECOWAS
1695
EUROPEAN FREE TRADE ASSOCIATION EFTA
1697
EUROPEAN UNION EU
1699
GROUP OF EIGHT
1715
GROUP OF TWENTY
1717
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT ICC
1718
INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY IEA
1720
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION IOM
1721
NONALIGNED MOVEMENT
1723
NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION NATO
1725
ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT OECD
1732
ORGANIZATION OF EASTERN CARIBBEAN STATES OECS
1734
ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE OSCE
1736
ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES OAS
1739
ORGANIZATION OF ISLAMIC COOPERATION OIC
1742
ORGANIZATION OF THE PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES OPEC
1744
PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM PIF
1746
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT BANKS
1748
SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION SCO
1756
SOUTH ASIAN ASSOCIATION FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION SAARC
1757
SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY SADC
1759
SOUTHERN CONE COMMON MARKET MERCOSURMERCOSUL
1762
UNITED NATIONS UN
1764
SPECIALIZED AGENCIES
1807
RELATED ORGANIZATION
1838
WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION WTO
1841
APPENDIXES
1845
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Tom Lansford is the Academic Dean, Gulf Coast, at the University of Southern Mississippi and a Professor of Political Science. Dr. Lansford is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of more than 40 books and the author of more than 100 essays, book chapters, and reviews. His books include, most recently, A Bitter Harvest: U.S. Foreign Policy and Afghanistan (2003), Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy since the Cold War (2007), and 9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Chronology and Reference Guide (2011). His more recent edited collections include America’s War on Terror (2003; second edition 2009), Judging Bush (2009), and The Obama Presidency: A Preliminary Assessment (2012).

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