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Global Issues
Selections from CQ Researcher

2019 Edition
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March 2019 | 542 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.
 
CONTENTS
 
ANNOTATED CONTENTS
 
PREFACE
 
CONTRIBUTORS
 
CONFLICT, SECURITY, AND TERRORISM
Sarah Glazer
1. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The Issues  
Background  
Chronology  
Current Situation  
At Issue: Is President Trump right to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital?  
Outlook: Pessimism Prevails  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Karen Foerstel
2. Saudi Arabia's Uncertain Future
The Issues  
Background  
Chronology  
Current Situation  
Current Situation  
At Issue: Could the Saudis draw the U.S. into a new military conflict?  
Outlook: “Tension and Frictions”  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Kerry Dooley Young
3. Turmoil in Central America
The Issues  
Background  
Chronology  
Current Situation  
At Issue: Should the U.S. increase aid to Central America?  
Outlook: Daunting Challenges  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Sean Lyngaas
4. Africa in Transition
The Issues  
Background  
Chronology  
Current Situation  
At Issue: Does foreign aid reliably spur sustained economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa?  
Outlook: Guarded Optimism  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Jonathan Broder
5. India Today
The Issues  
Background  
Chronology  
Current Situation  
At Issue: Is a close strategic partnership with the U.S. good for India?  
Outlook: Rapid Urbanization  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
RELIGIOUS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Barbara Mantel
6. Future of Puerto Rico
The Issues  
Background  
Chronology  
Current Situation  
At Issue: Should Puerto Rico become a state?  
Outlook: Future Statehood?  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Barbara Mantel
7. Global Tourism Controversies
The Issues  
Background  
Chronology  
Current Situation  
At Issue: Is volunteer tourism a good way to help the poor?  
Outlook: Overtourism’s Threat  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Susan Straight
8. Global Population Pressures
The Issues  
Background  
Chronology  
Current Situation  
At Issue: Is population growth a major concern?  
Outlook: Fertility and Immigration  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Bara Vaida
9. Pandemic Threat
The Issues  
Background  
Chronology  
Current Situation  
At Issue: Should governments mandate quarantines?  
Outlook: Preventing Pandemics  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Christopher Swope
10. Rising Seas
The Issues  
Background  
Chronology  
Current Situation  
At Issue: Should coastal development be restricted due to rising seas?  
Outlook: Weighing Public Opinion  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Bill Wanlund
11. Climate Change and National Security
The Issues  
Background  
Chronology  
Current Situation  
At Issue: Should climate change be a national security priority?  
Outlook: More People, Higher Temperatures  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Marcia Clemmitt
12. Species Extinction
The Issues  
Background  
Chronology  
Current Situation  
At Issue: Should cost factor into whether a species is listed as engendered?  
Outlook: Action Urged  
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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