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Author Suter, Keith.

Title 50 things you want to know about world issues ... but were too afraid to ask / Keith Suter
Published Sydney : Bantam, 2005


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Description vii, 295 pages ; 21 cm
regular print
Contents How many countries are there in the world and how are they created? -- Can the west win the War on Terrorism? -- What else could the US have done after September 11? -- Are humans warlike by nature? -- What is the risk of a World War III? -- Should third watch debt be forgiven? -- What is the McDonald's golden arches theory of world peace? -- Should New Zealand merge with Australia? -- Why did the US invade Iraq? -- What is 'globalisation'? -- Is globalisation good or bad? -- Why are African children starving? -- Why is Australia the US's most faithful ally? -- What are the disadvantages of Australia's traditional foreign and defence policy? -- Is the United Nations a world government? -- Why doesn't the UN do more? -- Will there ever be peace in Israel/Palestine? -- Is Microsoft more powerful than, say, Poland? -- What is 'blow-back' and how is it significant in US foreign policy? -- What are rogue states? -- Is the Russian empire likely to break up? -- Should Australia accept more refugees? -- What is microcredit and how is it changing the lives of women in Bangladesh? -- Is the world running out of oil? -- Is the world running out of water? -- Will the US end up as just another tourist attraction? -- What is the impact of the mass media on international politics? -- How easy is it for governments to control the spread of information? -- Is Taiwan a country? -- Will Australia ever introduce an Australia card? -- What is the relationship between Australia and the UK? -- What is 'free-trade'? -- Does Australia win or lose from free trade?
Why is Indonesia the 'crippled giant' of South East-Asia? -- Are environmental problems a threat to world peace? -- What are 'green taxes'? -- Who owns the South Pole? -- Can democracy be exported? -- Can democracy take root in Arab societies? -- Will the US succeed in making Iraq a democracy? -- Is foreign aid a waste of money? -- Is Islam a threat to world peace? -- What are the threats to Islam? -- What are 'human rights'? -- What progress has been made in the international protection of human rights? -- How serious is the US's national debt problem? -- What is 'citizenship'? -- How does Australia rank internationally in terms of the 'good life'?
Summary In an increasingly complex world it's easy to feel that only the experts understand global issues - the rest of us just have to take their word for it. Keith Suter cuts through the jargon and diplomatic talk to answer 50 questions you always wanted to ask about international issues
Analysis Government policy
International relations
Political conditions
Political issues (Australia)
Notes At foot of title on cover: Keith Suter's global notebook
Subject International relations.
World politics.
Author Suter, Keith.
LC no. 00002699
ISBN 1863255036
Other Titles Fifty things you want to know about world issues but were too afraid to ask
Keith Suter's global notebook
Fifty things you want to know about world issues but were too afraid to ask
Keith Suter's global notebook