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Cunningham: 1 of 5 Sydney Cunningham Professor Oladimeji Aborisade LBST 2102 (Paper One) 14 February 2014 Chapter One: In chapter one it first spend some time listing and describing the different, most pressing Global issues that affect us as a whole as a type of phenomena. It then goes into deep detail on how the world is supposedly “shrinking” due to travel, trade, and communication speeds. With this idea of a “shrinking” world, are critics that point out that third world countries do not have the fast paced technology growth like developed countries. The US ,like other developed countries, have a high percentage of the population who uses internet. In 2011 the US is at a 78% while Africa is standing on a 13.1%. This is statistical proof that although technology is in every corner of the world, doesn’t mean it is accessible to everyone. Chapter Two: This chapter discusses weapons in vertical and horizontal proliferation and militaries. It discusses how WMD, weapons of mass destruction such as: Chemical- Biological- and Missiles, are a necessity for security and prestige reasons. In 1968 the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty ( NPT ) was open for signatures. This treaty was an agreement to cease the spread of nuclear Cunningham: 2 of 5 weapons beyond the five declared nuclear powers. Soon after several other significant agreements were in the spirit of the NPT. Another important treaty was the Chemical Weapons Convention ( CWC ) that halted all signatories to develop and stockpile biological agents in 1993. Skeptics are talking about the possibility of a nuclear free world which is something president Obama is hoping will come to realization. Others believe that many arms control initiatives are doomed to fail when more countries are developing nuclear weapons. Chapter Three: This chapter focuses on Nationalism and how it contributes to how the world interacts with each other and solve issues, mainly pertaining to the Israelis and Palestinians. Despite the long going peace process and the general reconciliation of Israel with Egypt and Jordan, Israelis and Palestinians have unsuccessful results to reach a final peace agreement. The lingering key issues are: mutual recognition, borders, security, water rights, control of Jerusalem, Israeli settlements and Palestinian freedom of movement. The violence resulting from the conflict has prompted international actions, as well as other security and human rights concerns, both within and between both sides, and internationally. In addition, the violence has restricted expansion of tourism in the region, which is full of historic and religious sites that are of interest to many people around the world. Chapter Four:



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