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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

02 June 2010

Strategic Asia database [of indicators for 37 countries in the Asia-Pacific]

02 Jun 2010

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), Seattle, WA, US

"NBR's Strategic Asia database is an online portal for scholars, professional researchers, students, and those interested in strategically relevant data on Asia. Updated throughout the year, the database allows users to access data--free of charge--from 75 indicators for 37 countries in the Asia-Pacific, spanning the years 1990 to 2007. Users can either view data online, or download data sets to their computers for individual use. Context-driven hyperlinks throughout the database integrate Strategic Asia with other research and data centers, channeling users to detailed online resources for further research. The database allows users to search either a single-level analysis based on a single country and indicator or a multi-level analysis for a composite picture. [...] For those interested in tracking strategic trends in Asia, NBR has created sample charts and graphs with detailed instructions on how to create similar charts and graphs using the database."
Site contents:
* Northeast Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan);
* Southeast Asia (Australia, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam);
* Central Asia (Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan);
* South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka);
* North America (Canada, United States);
* Economy (Gross Domestic Product (With PPP), GDP Real Growth Rate, Gross Domestic Product (constant), Gross Domestic Product Per Capita (with PPP), Agriculture (share of GDP), Industry (share of GDP), Services (share of GDP));
* Trade and Investment (Exports, Imports, Main export partners, Main import partners, Foreign direct investment, Official development assistance);
* Government Spending (Government expenditure, Government revenue, Defense expenditure, Def exp (% of GDP));
* Population (Population, Population growth rate, Life expectancy, Main religions, Main ethnic groups, Literacy rate, Unemployment rate, Poverty rate);
* Energy and Environment (Total Primary Energy Consumption, Total Primary Energy Production, Oil Consumption, Oil Production, Oil Reserves, Electricity Generation, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Total Area, Arable Land and Permanent Crops);
* Communications and Transportation (Telephone subscribers, Mobile phone subscribers, Internet subscribers, Airports (paved));
* Armed Forces (Armed Forces, Main Battle Tanks, Artillery, Surface Combatant Vessels, Submarines, Aircraft Carriers, Combat Aircraft, Attack Helicopters);
* Weapons of Mass Destruction (Nuclear weapons status, Chemical weapons status, Biological weapons status, Short-range ballistic missile status, Medium-range ballistic missile status, Intermediate-range ballistic missile status, Submarine-launched ballistic missile status, Intercontinental ballistic missile status, Strategic bomber status, Strategic submarine status, WMD Commitments);
* Politics and International Relations (Multilateral organizations, Head of state, Prime minister, Upper house, Dominant party (U), Territorial disputes, Lower house, Dominant party (L));
* Finance (Inflation, Currency, Exchange rate, External debt, Foreign exchange reserves);
* Years (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007).

[The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution dedicated to informing and strengthening US policy in the Asia-Pacific. - ed.]

URL http://strategicasia.nbr.org/Data/Info/Coverage.aspx

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the database's contents (as distinct from the navigational pages) are not being archived]

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 30

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com