By Keith Suter
Everything you want to find out about global matters yet have been too afraid to ask.Is China the following superpower? Can the West win the struggle on terrorism? Is the area operating out of oil? what's the McDonald's Golden Arches conception of worldwide Peace? Is Microsoft extra strong than a country like Australia? Why did the U.S. invade Iraq? Will there ever be peace in Israel and Palestine? In an more and more complicated international it is simple to think that purely the specialists comprehend worldwide matters - the remainder of us simply need to take their be aware for it. In 50 stuff you need to know approximately global matters, resident specialist, Dr Keith Suter, cuts in the course of the jargon and diplomatic consult solution 50 questions you usually desired to ask approximately foreign matters. In his trademark transparent, no-nonsense type, Dr Keith is sensible of even the main complicated matters, in order to all get a greater knowing of what is occurring on this planet and the place Australia suits in.
Read or Download 50 Things You Want to Know About World Issues. . . But Were Too Afraid to Ask PDF
Similar international & world politics books
Diplomacy: views AND CONTROVERSIES, third variation teaches readers to imagine systematically and seriously approximately foreign affairs. Taking an cutting edge method of IR, the textual content offers short, topical assurance with a debate framework and first resource readings integrated all through.
Less than the skin of public consciousness, internationalists were operating for many years to construct the United international locations into an omnipotent international govt. during this rigorously documented learn, William F. Jasper indicates that, with the United countries, the yankee individuals are being provided what quantities to poison disguised as sweet.
In cause, tradition, faith, Ralph Pettman demands wider attractiveness of, and bigger dedication to, the ‘new’ diplomacy, a self-discipline even more complete and cosmopolitan than the ‘old’. He first records the way in which modernist analysts describe and clarify global politics. Pettman then explores ways that the restrictions on modernist considering are transgressed: communalist (‘pre-modernist’) possible choices to the modernist venture and sacralist (‘anti-modernist’) choices to the Christian culture of which the modernist undertaking is part.
- Australia: Identity, Fear and Governance in the 21st Century
- Endgame in NATO's Enlargement: The Baltic States and Ukraine
- From International to World Society? English School Theory and the Social Structure of Globalisation
- Motyl: the Turn to the Right (Cloth)
- Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy (Large Print Edition)
Extra info for 50 Things You Want to Know About World Issues. . . But Were Too Afraid to Ask
The phrase ‘War on Terrorism’ has four major problems: 1. There is no agreed definition of ‘terrorism’. 2. Governments aren’t consistent in how they deal with terrorism. 3. Not all terrorism is carried out by non-governmental organisations. 4. Previous attempts to outlaw international terrorism have failed. There is no agreed definition of ‘terrorism’ The practical problem with defining terrorism is that one government’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter. Indeed, it is possible for a person to move from terrorist to freedom fighter and even to the head of government.
The purpose of this book is to provide capsule commentaries on what is taking place internationally. The fifty questions are derived from the major issues that have arisen over the years on my Channel 7 Sunrise segments and interviews on Sky TV, Radio 2GB and ABC Radio. The answers are based on three factors: putting the question into context to provide a sense of history, analysing the current situation, and suggesting how the situation may evolve. I hope that with this book in hand you will be better able to make sense of the complicated world that we live in and make your own decisions about current issues.
In the late 1960s, the hijacking of aircraft for political motives – as distinct from asylum seekers fleeing from governments – became more widespread, particularly against western governments. The 1970 Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft (the ‘Hague Convention’) goes considerably further than the Tokyo Convention and deals explicitly with aerial hijacking. This was followed by the 1971 Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation (the ‘Montreal Convention’), which protects civilian aircraft from attack and obliges governments that accept the treaty to work together to punish hijackers.