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Issue Portal Page

Issue Portal page contains topic overviews, global perspectives, statistics and more.

Global Issues in Context offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues.
Not a pro and con database, Global Issues in Context is a truly non-U.S. centric resource that ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues — providing information seekers with a framework to better understand 21st-century issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations.

Global Issues in Context features hundreds of continuously updated, media-rich issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health and cultural issues. The hundreds of full-text, English language international periodicals and newspapers included in Global Issues in Context offer local viewpoints, virtually transporting the user to where news is happening.

Global Issues in Context’s well-organized and easy-to-navigate interface opens up a world of news coverage and extensive multimedia features — including video, downloadable audio files and interactive statistics. Award-winning reference content provides important historical context and information on countries and cultures. 

Global Issues in Context focuses on broad issues, such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, famine, globalization, world trade, nuclear proliferation, and global warming, as well as more specific events and topics in the news that are related to these broader issues, such as genocide in Darfur, product safety of Chinese imports, sectarian violence in Iraq, changing weather patterns across the globe, and disaster recovery in Indonesia and New Orleans. It also includes detailed information on nations to provide a foundation for cross-cultural studies. International periodicals and news sources bring additional insight and currency.