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Here are some additional databases to explore for political information...
Select Country from drop box. Navigate on left side of page. Select 'Country Profile' to get to political info
World Development Indicators
Click the country tab at the top of the page. Select your country. The Overview and the 'News & Views' links on the left side of the page have the most political info.
Type your country name in the search box. You can find both political and economic information.
Provides population statistics: current, historical, estimates, projections, cities, agglomerations, etc. as well as Geopolitical data
Country Political Overview
A good starting point for political information is the database CountryWatch
Select your country from the Quick Links dropbox at the top of the page.
Navigate on the left side of the country page (see screenshot of Egypt below).
Want a multimedia news source that is nonpartisan and reliable?
Click the Stratfor database.
Type your country in the search box. Limit to current dates on the left side of the results page. (see screenshot for Egypt below)