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The conflict in Libya, concerns over Iran┐s nuclear program, the global recession, debates about climate change, the importance of human security, the growing impact of technology . . . all are reflected in this new, fully revised and updated edition of Introducing Global Issues. The authors cover the full range of global issues, from conflict and security, to the economy and economic development, to the environment. The material has been successfully designed for readers with little or no prior knowledge of the topics covered. Each chapter provides an analytical overview of the issues addressed, identifies the central actors and perspectives, and outlines past progress and future prospects. Discussion questions are posed to enhance students┐ appreciation of the complexities involved, and suggestions for further reading additionally enrich the text.