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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.

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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.

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