Database of the Month: U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets (U.S. State Dept.)


U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets, compiled by the U.S. Department of State, is a free, rich source of information about bilateral (i.e., involving two parties) relations between the United States and other countries of the world.

Each U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheet focuses on background information and current U.S. relations with a particular country, U.S. assistance to and economic relations with the country, the country’s membership in international organizations, and information about U.S. ambassadors, embassies, and/or consulates in the country.

Each country’s Bilateral Relations Fact Sheet page also includes reports from relevant U.S. government agencies on the following topics:

  • History of recognition, diplomatic, and consular relations
  • Country Facts
  • Human Rights
  • Religious Freedom
  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Narcotics Control
  • Investment Climate
  • Energy
  • Trade
  • Exports/Imports
  • Business and Travel

U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets (U.S. State Dept.) is accessible via the library’s Databases A-Z page, and the Country Reports, Data, & Statistics section of the International Business subject page.  Please contact the Reference Desk if you have questions or would like assistance using it.


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