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Global Issues 2020 Edition
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Global Issues 2020 Edition
Selections from CQ Researcher

2020 Edition
Edited by:


November 2019 | 440 pages | CQ Press

Written by award-winning CQ Researcher journalists, this collection of non-partisan reports offers an in-depth examination of today’s most pressing global issues. With reports ranging from U.S. foreign policy, cryptocurrency, and the rise in extreme weather events, the 2020 Edition of Global Issues promotes in-depth discussion, facilitates further research, and helps readers formulate their own positions on crucial global issues. And because it’s CQ Researcher, the reports are expertly researched and written, presenting readers with all sides of an issue.

Key Features     

  • Chapters follow a consistent organization, beginning with a summary of the issue, then exploring a number of key questions around the issue, next offering background to put the issue into current context, and concluding with a look ahead.          
  • A pro/con debate box in every chapter offers readers the opportunity to critically analyze and discuss the issues by exploring a debate between two experts in the field.         
  • All issues include a chronology, a bibliography, photos, charts, and figures to offer readers a more complete picture of the issue at hand.
 
ANNOTATED CONTENTS
 
PREFACE
 
CONTRIBUTORS
 
CONFLICT, SECURITY, AND TERRORISM
 
1. The Israeli–Palestinian Conflict
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
2. Saudi Arabia’s Uncertain Future
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
3. Turmoil in Central America
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
4. The 5G Revolution
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
The Next Step

 
 
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
 
5. Africa in Transition
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
6. India Today
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
7. The Future of Cash
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
The Next Step

 
 
8. European Union at a Crossroads
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
The Next Step

 
 
9. U.S. Foreign Policy in Transition
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
The Next Step

 
 
RELIGIOUS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
 
10. Future of Puerto Rico
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
11. Global Tourism Controversies
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
12. Global Population Pressures
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
13. Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
 
14. Climate Change and National Security
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
15. Global Fishing Controversies
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
The Next Step

 
 
16. Extreme Weather
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
The Next Step