Based on a 1991 prototype geopolitical database, the Country Indicators for Foreign Policy project represents an on-going effort to identify and assemble statistical information conveying the key features of the political, economic, social and cultural environments of countries around the world. Developed by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the current CIFP database includes statistical data related to such areas, in the form of over one hundred performance indicators for 196 countries, spanning fifteen years (1985 to 2000) for most indicators. In its fourth phase (aimed to further consolidation and development), the database provided at-a-glance global overviews, issue-based perspectives and country performance measures. The whole database is free of charge and open to the public, including country ranking tables for each topic and reports. A large list of related research links is available, covering worldwide institutions, universities and centers devoted to specific topics, from Conflict Analysis to International Development. Due to its user-friendly design, the CIFP database provides easy navigation and prompt access to its material.