Information Resource Center (IRC)

The Information Resource Center (IRC) of the Embassy of the United States in France aims to serve those who need research, reference and documentation services on U.S. foreign and domestic policies.

Please visit our blog, La Sélection de l’Ambassade, to access annotated lists of government documents, congressional hearings and think tank reports, selected by the IRC team, on foreign policy and defense, political and social issues, and global issues.

For information about historical and cultural ties between the U.S. and France, please visit the U.S. and France pages and the website of American Center France, the hub for Franco-American exchange.

For the latest from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs such as videos, photo galleries, articles, texts & transcripts, eJournal USA, publications, please visit IIP Digital.

Additionally, the public is welcome to send us reference questions by e-mail (NOT for Consular Services, Visas, or U.S. Citizen Services), at  (Please note: The IRC does not provide information about France.  Such information is available on the website of the French Embassy in Washington.)