TFSG, founded in 1994, is a group of 40 people who have spent time outside of America with America's Foreign Service, academia, or business, or as an accompanying family member.
TFSG presents four luncheons with speakers and one members-only luncheon each year. This website lists the speakers with bibliographies that TFSG members write to accompany each speech. It also features links to international databases, publications, think tanks, and published works by members and speakers


Additional international data sources 
Type   Name Web Site Information
Organization   U.S. Dept. of State

    U.S. Government All the information anyone could ever need on the U S A, or at least our government  
    GPO (U.S. Government Printing Office)  
    American Foreign Service Association  
    Peace Corps  
    DACOR An organization of foreign affairs professionals
    The Institute for Civility in Government  
    LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT  
    Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, UT  
    Austin Newcomers 400 links for visitors and newcomers
International Coverage

U.S. based

Foreign Affairs magazine Published by the Council on Foreign Relations
    Breaking Defense  
  U.S. based Reuters Latest news from around the world, covering breaking news in business, politics, entertainment, technology, video and pictures.
  French based France24 International news 24/7 English language site for Israel and Mid East news
  Internationally based Gateway House Indian Council on Global Relations
    Eurasia Net  
    Geopolitical Monitor

Over 120 news sources from around the world

  U.S. based DOS magazine
    Foreign Policy magazine  

A digitally native news outlet for the new global economy
  Retired diplomats in Research Triangle area, N.C. American Diplomacy Electronic journal of commentary and analysis on international issues
    Al Jazeera (in English) Live feeds from Cairo
  Internationally based BBC  
    Monocle magazine A briefing on global affairs, business, culture, & design
    The Economist magazine  
    Stratfor Global intelligence, non-political and non-ideological
    The Guardian  
Countries Canada Connect2Canada  
  Mexico various sites for Mexican centers, such as educational institutions, foundations, think tanks Mexican sites  
Think Tanks U.S. based Center for Strategic and International Studies Providing strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions to decision makers
  U.S. based Brookings Institution Top ranked think tank in the world
  U.S. based Belfer Center Harvard's center on international and science affairs
  U.S. based Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)

A non-profit think tank that produces and writes about visual messages such as maps
  U.S. based Foreign Policy Research Institute

Adding perspective to events by fitting them into the larger historical and cultural context of international politics
  London-based Chatham House

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London.
  U.S. based Rand Corporation

A think tank for policy and decision making
    The Carnegie Endowment  
    American Academy of Diplomacy

International Service Organizations with a Texas group  

The Friendship Force - HQ



    Partners of the Americas An international grassroots organization
Free e-books   The Gutenberg Project 36,000+ ebooks &
100,000+ from partners in 60+ languages
Maps   Similarities & Differences in the World   Contributed by H. Keith Sterzing
Information for prospective retirees   The FLO Office

USA FSO retiree contacts