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Global Issues
Selections from CQ Researcher

2019 Edition
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February 2019 | 448 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 rising sea levels, to global population pressures, to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the 2019 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. Technology Addiction
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook: A Growing Problem

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
 
5. Africa in Transition
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
6. India Today
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
7. Stolen Antiquities
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook: Attitude Adjustment

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
RELIGIOUS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
 
8. Future of Puerto Rico
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
9. Global Tourism Controversies
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
10. Global Population Pressures
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
11. Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook: Outperforming Humans

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
 
12. Pandemic Threat
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
13. Rising Seas
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
14. Climate Change and National Security
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
15. Species Extinction
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
 
16. Protecting Animals
Background

 
Current Situation

 
Outlook: Tipping Point

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
Key features

KEY FEATURES: 

  • All selections are brand new and explore some of today’s most significant global issues, including:
    • Africa in transition,
    • rising sea levels,
    • the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,
    • global population pressures,
    • climate change,
    • national security,
    • and more!         
  • 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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