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Global Issues
Selections from CQ Researcher

2018 Edition
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May 2018 | 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. The 2018 edition of this annual reader looks at topics such as North Korea's nuclear program, the European Union's future, stolen antiquities, and foreign aid. 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 offer 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. North Korea Showdown
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Signs of Prosperity  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
2. Military Readiness
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Evolving Threats  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
3. Cyberwarfare Threat
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Securing State Elections  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
4. China and the South China Sea
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Trump’s Impact  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
5. U.S.-Iran Relations
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Uncertain Relations  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
6. U.S.-Russia Relations
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Economic and Political Challenges  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
 
7. Democracies Under Stress
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Dangerous Populist Age  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
8. European Union’s Future
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Three Possible Paths  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
9. Troubled Brazil
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: More Political Uncertainty  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
10. New Space Race
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: New Challenges  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
11. Stolen Antiquities
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Attitude Adjustment  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
12. Reforming the U.N.
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Relevance Debated  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
RELIGIOUS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
 
13. Rethinking Foreign Aid
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Coming Crisis  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
14. Anti-Semitism
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: ‘New Era’  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
 
15. Climate Change and National Security
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: More People, Higher Temperatures  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
16. Pandemic Threat
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Preventing Pandemics  
Notes  
Bibliography  

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: North Korea Showdown

Chapter 6: U.S.-Russia Relations


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