Gives statistical data for 201 countries around the world. In addition to statistics, historical, economic, and political conditions are available.
U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
From the U.S. Department of State, these provide quick backgrounds on countries with links to more detailed information.
Business Source Premier
Enter the name of your country in the search box and under "Limit Your Results," set the "Publication Type" to “country report.” To whittle down the results, sort them by date to see the most recent ones.
Courtesy of the CIA, this source provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
The Hofstede Center Six Dimensions of National Cultures
Use this to compare countries and their cultures.