Everything you need to know about world issues but were too afraid to ask. Is China the next superpower? Can the West win the war on terrorism? Is the world running out of oil? What is the McDonald's Golden Arches Theory of World Peace? Is Microsoft more powerful than a nation like Australia? Why did the United States invade Iraq? Will there ever be peace in Israel and Palestine? In an increasingly complex world it's easy to feel that only the experts understand global issues - the rest of us just have to take their word for it. In 50 Things You Want to Know About World Issues, resident expert, Dr Keith Suter, cuts through the jargon and diplomatic talk to answer 50 questions you always wanted to ask about international issues. In his trademark clear, no-nonsense style, Dr Keith makes sense of even the most complex issues, so we can all get a better understanding of what's going on in the world and where Australia fits in.
Dr Keith Suter is the foreign affairs expert on Sunrise, the No 1 Australian breakfast show, appearing twice a week in a segment entitled 'Global Notebook'. A social commentator, strategic planner, conference speaker, writer and broadcaster, Keith is also a foreign affairs analyst for Sky TV Australia and ABC Radio Newcastle, and can be heard on Australian radio on an average of once a day. Keith writes the History page for The Daily Telegraph, and is an online opinion columnist for Wesley Mission, where he writes a piece once a week on an international issue. Since 1993 Keith has been a member of The Club of Rome, a global think tank on economic and environmental matters. He is the author of In Defence of Globalisation (UNSW), Global Order and Disorder (Westport), and Global Agenda (Albatross). Keith is on the speakers' circuit and makes public appearances every week. He is also on several committees, including the International Law Association, the International Commission of Jurists, the Global Business Network Australia, the Environment Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the International Humanitarian Law Committee of the Australian Red Cross (NSW), and the International Commission of Jurists (NSW).