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Global Issues
Selections from CQ Researcher

2017 Edition
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February 2017 | 432 pages | CQ Press
CQ Researcher’s Global Issues offers an in-depth and nuanced look at a wide range of today’s most pressing issues. The 2017 edition of this annual reader looks at topics such as defeating the Islamic State, the Obama legacy, privacy and the Internet, fighting cancer, and arctic development. And because it’s CQ Researcher, the reports are expertly researched and written. Each chapter identifies the key players, explores what’s at stake, and offers the background and analysis necessary to understand how past and current developments impact the future of each global issue.
 
ANNOTATED CONTENTS
 
PREFACE
 
CONTRIBUTORS
 
CONFLICT, SECURITY, AND TERRORISM
 
1. Defeating the Islamic State
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Fertile Ground  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
2. Far-Right Extremism
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Ebbs and Flows  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
3. Modernizing the Nuclear Arsenal
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Uncertain Future  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
4. U.S.-Iran Relations
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Uncertain Relations  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
 
5. Reforming the U.N.
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Relevance Debated  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
6. Women in Leadership
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Changes and Backlash  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
7. The Obama Legacy
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: The Partisan Divide  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
RELIGIOUS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
 
8. Privacy and the Internet
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Fragmented Internet?  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
9. The Dark Web
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Waning Anonymity?  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
10. Decriminalizing Prostitution
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Debate to Continue  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
11. Virtual Reality
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Benefitting Society?  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
12. Nanotechnology
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Faster Screening Tools  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
 
13. Solar Energy Controversies
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Boom to Continue?  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
14. Arctic Development
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Embracing Renewables  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
15. Fighting Cancer
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Funding Uncertainty  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
16. Mosquito-Borne Disease
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Emergency Fund Needed?  
Notes  
Bibliography  

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CQ Researcher is the choice of librarians, researchers, and students seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on the most vital issues shaping our world. Each weekly report offers in-depth, unbiased coverage of a single topic. Written by CQ Press's staff of experienced reporters, these reports provide up-to-date information on a wide range of social, economic, political, environmental, and international issues. More About Author

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