The World Trade Center dust cloud spreading over Lower Manhattan


General Foreign Policy:
US Department of State

CIA World Factbook

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Project for the New American Century - The highly influential neoconservative think-tank.

Foreign Policy in Focus  - Liberal foreign policy analysis.

Background on the Middle East and on Terrorism:
Middle East: The Faultline (Le Monde diplomatique) - A useful Middle East site, with excellent timelines up to December 2001.

Guardian Middle East timelines -  Detailed chronologies of the key years 1999-2005 (the links can be found on the left of the page).

Iraq Index (The Brookings Institute)

International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism - This Israeli site has useful background information on terrorist organizations, but its analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is hardline.

Significant Terrorist Incidents, 1961-2003: A Brief Chronology (US Dept. of State) 

Significant Terrorist Attacks Against the United States and its Citizens 1946-2001 (Center for Arms Control)

9/11 and Post-9/11 Resources:
The 9-11 Commission (The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States) - The big enchilada.

The September 11 Digital Archive - An enormous, varied collection of stories, images, reports, and links related to 9/11.

The Complete 9/11 Timeline, by Paul Thompson - The most detailed 9/11 timeline on the internet that Iím aware of, with direct links to hundreds of source articles and documents.  Unlike my relatively straightforward list of events, Thompsonís timeline is primarily investigative, intended to raise questions about the conventional interpretations of 9/11.  Nonetheless, I found it to be an invaluable source of information.

September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks (Wikipedia) - A thorough account of 9/11.

H. E. Taylor's - An immense number of links to news coverage on Iraq and the War on Terrorism, among other topics.

September 11 Web Archive (Library of Congress) - Links to thousands of preserved web sites from 9/11 and its aftermath.

911 News Resource Meta Index - Numerous links to news articles and other resources.

Digital Collection: September 11 - A large archive of screenshots of online news sites from around the world, taken on 9/11.

Some major news publications posted archives of their 9/11 and post-9/11 coverage. Most of these archives were eventually removed, but a few remain, often much abridged:

New York Times - A Nation Challenged

New York Times - Remembering September 11, 2001
Guardian - Timeline: terror and its aftermath 

The Globe and Mail - Attack on the US
The Observer


News Sources - A small selection of useful sites.

Mondo Times and the Internet Public Library: links to newspapers throughout the world.

Google News: links to breaking stories from hundreds of news sources.

New York Times

Washington Post

Los Angeles Times

McClatchy Washington Bureau

Foreign Affairs

American Prospect

BBC News


International Herald Tribune


Al Jazeera (English)

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Asia Times


Blogs, etc:

Abu Aardvark

The Agonist

Altercation (Eric Alterman)

American Footprints

Baghdad Burning (Riverbend)


Booman Tribune

Brad DeLong

Cost of War


Daily Kos

Defense Tech

Eschaton (Atrios)

Ezra Klein

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting


Informed Comment (Juan Cole)

Intel Dump

Just World News (Helena Cobban)

King of Zembla

The Left Coaster


Matthew Yglesias

MaxSpeak (Max Sawicky)


News Dissector (Danny Schechter)

Orcinus (David Neiwert)

Political Animal (Kevin Drum)

The Sideshow (Avedon Carol)

Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

The Talking Dog

Talking Points Memo (Josh Marshall)


TAPPED (American Prospect)

This Modern World (Tom Tomorrow) (Tom Engelhardt)




War and Piece (Laura Rozen)

The War in Context



9/11 Intro