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By Keith Suter

ISBN-10: 1742754473

ISBN-13: 9781742754475

Everything you want to find out about global concerns yet have been too afraid to ask.Is China the following superpower? Can the West win the battle on terrorism? Is the area operating out of oil? what's the McDonald's Golden Arches thought of global Peace? Is Microsoft extra robust than a state like Australia? Why did the us invade Iraq? Will there ever be peace in Israel and Palestine? In an more and more complicated international it is easy to suppose that merely the specialists comprehend international concerns - the remainder of us simply need to take their note for it. In 50 stuff you need to know approximately international 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 concerns. In his trademark transparent, no-nonsense variety, Dr Keith is smart of even the main advanced matters, to be able to all get a greater realizing of what is occurring on this planet and the place Australia suits in.

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The mass media’s contribution to guerrilla warfare Although comparatively few people are killed in guerrilla raids, the deaths attract a disproportionate amount of news coverage. For example, more people are killed on the roads of Northern Ireland each year than are killed in the warfare there. But wars sell newspapers. The mass media are effectively publicising guerrilla attacks. In 1985, the then British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, called for the media to show greater restraint in reporting guerrilla activities.

Some have claimed that Henry Kissinger, who was US Secretary of State at the time of the Chile tragedy, should be vulnerable to a similar indictment as one of the chief architects of the destabilisation program. The destruction of the Greenpeace vessel, Rainbow Warrior, is another good example of both state terrorism and inconsistent government practice. The vessel, which had been campaigning against French nuclear testing in the South Pacific, was destroyed in Auckland Harbour on 10 July 1985 by members of the French secret service, the Direction Générale de Sécurité Extérieure (DGSE).

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. For example, Nelson Mandela was regarded by the South African Government as a terrorist and was held in prison throughout the 1960s to late 1980s. When there was a change in the political circumstances, he was released from prison and went on to become South Africa’s first black president.

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