50 Things You Want to Know About World Issues. . . But Were by Keith Suter

By Keith Suter

Everything you want to learn about global matters yet have been too afraid to ask.Is China the subsequent superpower? Can the West win the battle on terrorism? Is the realm working out of oil? what's the McDonald's Golden Arches conception of global Peace? Is Microsoft extra robust 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 advanced global it is easy to suppose that simply the specialists comprehend international concerns - the remainder of us simply need to take their observe for it. In 50 belongings you need to know approximately global concerns, resident specialist, Dr Keith Suter, cuts in the course of the jargon and diplomatic seek advice from resolution 50 questions you usually desired to ask approximately foreign matters. In his trademark transparent, no-nonsense sort, Dr Keith is sensible of even the main advanced concerns, that allows you to all get a greater knowing of what is occurring on the earth and the place Australia suits in.

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China wants to attract foreign investment, but who is willing to risk investment in a country that borders the erratic, nuclear-armed North Korean regime? The AQ Khan saga gets worse. We know that he sold nuclear material to Libya too. Libya is now coming in from the cold and wants to improve its links with the west, so it has come clean about its own nuclear ambitions. But who else has had dealings with AQ Khan? The CIA would like to know, but the Pakistani Government won’t allow their national hero to be interrogated by the Americans.

The exploitation of Africa offered the colonisers the opportunity to set up a triangle of trade: Europeanmanufactured goods were used to buy African slaves from Arab slave traders; the slaves – more than 11 million people – were shipped across the Atlantic to the Americas, where they worked on sugar, cotton and tobacco plantations, the produce of which was shipped to Europe. People wishing to escape persecution in Europe also fled to the Americas, where they took over parts of the land. Australia, too, was colonised and became a dumping ground for British convicts.

However, it was not always successful in its campaigns against guerrilla forces. During the thousand years or so of the European Middle Ages, no one paid much attention to the Roman military model. The wars of that era were mainly small battles by modern standards or sieges of fortified positions, such as castles. There were few full-time soldiers. Knights ran feudal estates as their main source of income, and recruited their own workers as troops when required. Second wave warfare: conventional Warfare changed around the seventeenth century.

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