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Global Issues Library

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Global Issues Library is an Alexander Street resource that provides documents, images, and videos on more than 180 issues, topics, and events, from the eighteenth century to the present, that are key to understanding global affairs today. Curated by a board of international scholars, the database contains original documents and images in PDF format, as well as e-books, monographs, journals, photographs, audio, and video. These are drawn from a variety of national and international sources and collectively represent several thousand images, almost 1,000 hours of videos, and more than 600,000 pages of content. Alexander Street continues to add new materials to each collection. The documents stored on the site can be browsed, searched, printed, downloaded, and emailed.

These unique primary source materials support research in international studies, global affairs, history, political science, sociology, security studies, peace studies, law, public policy, environmental studies, and anthropology. Specific topics include borders and migration, human rights violations, peacekeeping, climate change, terrorism, revolutions, and human trafficking. Specific events explored include the U.S.‐Mexico border, the Rwandan genocide, the Arab Spring, the Israeli‐Palestinian conflict, and climate migrants in Asia-Pacific. Multiple perspectives (personal, governmental, legal, contemporary, and retrospective) allow the comparison of issues in a variety of contexts and in an interdisciplinary manner.

Publication date: July 1, 2022

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