Global Research Gateway is a multi-disciplinary research tool to help with discovery and exploration of development literature. The main objective is to enhance knowledge of, and research on global processes and their impact on contemporary society.
Global actors, specific topics and issues of global importance are compiled, among these:
Nation-States (International Treaties & Legal Arrangements)
It's a good idea to monitor scholarly communities and organizations within the area - who covers news & events, produces and publishes information, magazines and newsletters.