Try these online encyclopedias for academic articles on foreign policy & international affairs:
A quick read with the right article in a scholarly encyclopedia on your topic can make your searches better and faster. Why? Simply because any professional or scholarly field has its own history, important names and specialized jargon. If you don't know them, then your online searching is much harder. Ten or fifteen minutes with an encyclopedia will give you those quickly--- then you're ready for those databases. We have international affairs encyclopedias online and here in the library reference area. Here are a few suggestions.