Topic: Global Threats
To prepare for this Discussion:
• Review Chapter 33 (pp. 533–554) and Chapter 34 (pp. 556–574) in the course text.
• Review all articles from this week’s Learning Resources.
• Take into consideration what your responsibility is as a citizen of the world regarding global threats and international relationships.
• Reflect upon the types of threats that people face in the 21st century and how they differ from those of the past.
• Call to mind the groups and/or nations that pose physical threats to others. How are they a threat? Why?
• Draw from this week’s reading and reflect upon the unlikely alliances that were created and if they were formed under duress or necessity.
• Consider the correlation between threats to certain nations and international relationships. What is the connection between threats and relationships in the local communities?
• Think about how the world is still feeling the effects of the threats of this era.
the effects of the threats of this era.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post the following in 3–4 paragraphs:
• Paragraph 1: Evaluate what you believe are the top three global threats up to 1995.
• Paragraph 2: Assess how these threats have altered relations among the nations of the world.
• Paragraphs 3–4: Assess how these threats have altered relations among your own community.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE PARAGPHS CORRESPOND TO THE QUESTIONS.
Be sure to support your ideas by connecting them to the week’s Learning Resources.
• Course Text: The Twentieth Century and Beyond: A Global History
o Chapter 33, “Europe and the Americas in a New Era” (pp. 533–554)
This chapter chronicles the challenges faced by Europe and the Americas as they adjust to post–Cold War times.
o Chapter 34, “Asia, the Middle East, and Africa in a New Era” (pp. 556–574)
This chapter describes the struggles that ensured between nations when new democratic aspirations took hold and longstanding Communist Party ties monopolized other areas within Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Note: The following articles are available from the Walden University Library.
• Brown, L. R., & Flavin, C. (1999). A new economy for a new century. The Humanist, 59(3), 23–28.
Use the ProQuest Central database, and search using the article’s Document ID: 40688855
This article examines restructuring the economy to insure its ability to sustain economic and social progress.
• Friedman, J. (2000). Globalization, neither evil nor inevitable. Critical Review, 14(1), I.
Use the ProQuest Central database, and search using the article’s Document ID: 82186433
This article examines how globalization is a topic that is here to stay at the forefront of the political alignment of both the Left and the Right.
• Ivanov, I. (2000). The missile-defense mistake. Foreign Affairs, 79(5), 15–20.
Use the ProQuest Central database, and search using the article’s Document ID: 58659619
This article reviews how, with the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty at its root, a system of international accords on arms control and disarmament, sprang up in the past decades.
• Lee, K., & Dodgson, R. (2000). Globalization and cholera: Implications for global governance. Global Governance, 6(2), 213.
Use the ProQuest Central database, and search using the article’s Document ID: 54635813
This article explores the process of globalization and the impacts it has on dangers posed by health emergencies. It further explores a broader understanding of the historical and structural factors behind the health challenges posed by globalization.
• Monshipouri, M. (1998). The West’s modern encounter with Islam: From discourse to reality. Journal of Church and State, 40(1), 25 – 56.
Use the ProQuest Central database, and search using the article’s Document ID: 28457341
Within this article, the author critically analyzes the viewpoints of several social scientists on Muslim issues.
• von Storch, H., & Stehr, N. (2000). Climate change in perspective. Nature, 405(6787), 615.
Use the ProQuest Central database, and search using the article’s Document ID: 55191194
This article examines age-old concerns about global warming ranging from expected benefits of climate engineering, to today’s fear of global disaster.
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