Just Back from Iraq: Observations of a Weapons Inspector
Rocco Casagrande was the chief of the Biological Analysis Lab for the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) from December 2002 to March 2003. He gives a detailed account of the daily activities of inspectors, and the processes involved in determining, for example, if a brewery is really a brewery, or a front for chemica
Counting the Dead in Iraq
It’s no wonder there was an outcry when Gilbert Burnham’s group released its report on mortality in Iraq. The numbers of civilian deaths so overwhelmed body counts calculated by other groups that many were stunned or disbelieving, and Burnham earned the enmity of some U.S. and Iraqi government officials.
Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq
The Bush administration began its “great misuse of history” shortly after 9/11, says
John Dower, when it seized upon Japan’s 1941 Pearl Harbor attack as a useful analogy, a way to promote its own invasion of Iraq and subsequent occupation. Dower views as simplistic these “popular hooks to history
Ama, a story of the Atlantic slave trade
The website 'Ama' is essentially an advertisement for a book of the same name by the American author Manu Herbstein. As such it contains two sample chapters from the book as a taster, as well as details of how to order the book. There are also details of the writing of the book and background information detailing the research which went into its writing. The site also provides reviews of the text (not all favourable). Of most interest to scholars of Africa and the slave trade, however, are the
Chamber of demonstrations : reconstructing the Jacobean indoor playhouse
The Chamber of Demonstrations website documents a DVD that represents a theatrical experiment in theatre research and teaching. The DVD is the culmination of the research of Martin White, Professor of Theatre at the University of Bristol, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and produced with the support of PARIP, an AHRC-funded project on documenting performance as research. In a full-scale candlelit reconstruction of the interior of a Jacobean indoor playhouse, experie
Shakespeare Searched is a search tool for quickly searching the complete works of Shakespeare by keyword or phrase. It makes use of the services of the Shakespeare Folger Library. The interface is uncomplicated and contains a single keyword search box, and searches may be limited to a certain character and/or play. My test search for "woodbine" revealed occurrences in two acts of the Dream, and one in Much Ado about Nothing. Search results were simply and elegantly shown as text snippets heade
Corpus Toneelkritiek Interbellum
This is the website of the Corpus Toneelkritiek Interbellum (Flemish Theatre Reviews 1919-1939), a project hosted by Universiteit Antwerpen. This project aims to collect corpus of documents from Flemish inter-war theatre consisting of reviews and other short texts on theatre from diverse sources. The resource currently contains around 350 short reviews and essays, featuring a number of built-in textual analysis tools. The documents are all in Dutch, but the interface from which the main principl
Where is the evidence that animal research benefits humans?
The need for an urgent rigorous evaluation and implementation of systematic reviews for animal research is proposed. The lack of evidence for the effectiveness of animal research in the UK and the assumption that the public accepts any potential benefits for humans means that its value requires clarification. Published systematic reviews of animal studies which determined how animal research had informed clinical research were examined. Subsequent analysis showed that systematic reviews would in
Network Security Library
This is a free library of information about network security. The site contains access to a large number of resources about network security issues, such as books, articles, white papers giving in-depth analysis and FAQs. There are also some tutorials available on different aspects of network security, ranging from authentication, access control and encryption to firewalls and intrusion detection.
Social Science Statistical Laboratory, Yale University
The Social Science Statistical Laboratory at Yale University is "a statistical information center for research and quantitative analysis providing in-depth consulting for statistical software, quantitative methods, social science data resources, geospatial resources and analysis, and technical developments relevant to social science computing". The site provides information on workshops and the Laboratory's consulting servies.
European Financial Integration Report
This report is produced annually by the European Commission. 'The main body of the report is devoted to the economic analysis of European financial integration and to the related impact on market structures, competition, efficiency, innovation and stability.' Press releases also appear on this website, with updates on financial integration in the EU. These report on business climate and economic sentiment indicators, plus news of financial investigations of companies and monitoring. The actual
World Federation of Exchanges
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) is the trade association of 52 publicly regulated stock, futures and options exchanges, including the FTSE, Nasdaq OMX, NYSE Euronext etc. The Federation website includes over 10 years of market statistics, business news, a monthly newsletter, Annual Reports, research reports, details of standards / best practices, information about WFE events / conferences and more on the workings of the WFE. It also includes information on the International Options Marke
Journal of public economics
The Journal of Public Economics is a peer reviewed academic journal in the field of economics. It aims to encourage original scientific contributions on the problems of public economics, with particular emphasis on the application of modern economic theory and methods of quantitative analysis. It provides a forum for discussion of public policy of interest to an international readership. Users should check to see whether their institution has a subscription to the journal.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) was created in 1974 as an independent agency with the mandate to regulate commodity futures and option markets in the United States. The agency's mandate has been renewed and expanded several times since then, most recently by the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000. The CFTC's mission is to protect market users and the public from fraud, manipulation, and abusive practices related to the sale of commodity and financial futures and options,
Journal of Economic Perspectives
The Journal of Economic Perspectives is published by the American Economic Association. It aims to publish articles that will serve several goals: to synthesize and integrate lessons learned from active lines of economic research; to provide economic analysis of public policy issues; to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas among the fields of thinking; to offer readers an accessible source for state-of-the-art economic thinking; to suggest directions for future research; to provide insights an
Election 2010 blog
This blog was created by staff and researchers at the School of Politics and International Relations at The University of Nottingham. It contains political analysis and comment on the campaigns, politics and conduct of the UK 2010 general election.
Election 2010: BBC
This site was created by the BBC to provide coverage of the 2010 general election. In addition to news stories, comment and analysis from BBC journalists, it also includes some film footage from interviews and BBC programmes during the campaigns. Also offered are background guide to constituencies, parties, and a swingometer where member sofa the public can calculate the effect of political swings. Other features of the site are blogs from political commentators, opinion polls and a reality chec
Angola: Human Security Gateway
The Human Security gateway is a joint project of the Human Security report project and School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. It aims to provide researchers with a searchable database of links to key websites, full-text reports, journal articles, news items and fact sheets relating to human security worldwide. Human security is defined as the protection of individuals from wars, civil wars and violence. It website enables users to search or browse by country or t
Legacies of North American Olympic Winter Games
2010 Legacies Now (described separately in Intute) has published this report which examines the legacies of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The report was commissioned by the Vancouver Organizing Committee and provides an overview of the games followed by an analysis of the legacies of the games including benefits to athletes, volunteering, financial legacies, facilities, broadcasting, benefits to children, the Cultural Olympiad, tourism, aboriginal participation, and social and en
JRF Housing and neighbourhoods monitor
The Housing and Neighbourhoods monitor site is maintained by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It aims to provide a snapshot of housing and neighbourhoods trends across the UK. This includes the ability to view maps, charts and associated analysis for locations in the UK. Users may search by postcode to view such indicators as housing market supply, demand, and housing, levels of affordable housing, prices, demography and recent trends in relation to the rest of Britain. Copyright and technical in