CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online) covers theory and
research in international affairs from documents published from 1991 to
present and is updated monthly. It includes conference
proceedings, findings from university research institutes, reports,
studies, conference proceedings and policy briefs. CIAO also
includes abstracts, case studies and full text volumes and selected
chapters of books, journal articles from six journals, and working
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