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Global Issues 2021 Edition
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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 preparation for global pandemics, protest movements around the world, and environmental degradation, the 2021 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. U.S.-Iran Relations
 
2. Measles Resurgence
 
3. The New Arms Race
 
4. Cyberwarfare
 
5. Zoonotic Diseases
 
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
 
6. European Union at a Crossroads
 
7. U.S. Foreign Policy in Transition
 
8. China’s Belt and Road Initiative
 
9. Hidden Money
 
10. Supply Chains at Risk
 
RELIGIOUS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
 
11. Global Migration
 
12. Global Protest Movements
 
13. Christians in the Mideast
 
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
 
14. Extreme Weather
 
15. Climate Change and Health
 
16. Fuel Efficiency Standards
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION: 

  • All selections are brand new and explore some of today’s most significant global issues, including:
    • rising tension in our relationship with Iran,
    • the new arms race,
    • cyberwarfare,
    • preparation for global pandemics and disease outbreaks,
    • protest movements around the world,
    • climate change and health;
    • and more!         

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.

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Sample Materials & Chapters

1. U.S. – Iran Relations

2. Measles Resurgence


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