We can single out such challenges facing the global economy:
-Energy and Environmental Security
-Conflict and Poverty
- in a worldwhere boundaries and borders have blurred, and where seemingly distant threats can metastasize into immediate problems, the fight against global poverty has
become a fight for global security.
- today'sinterconnected world is in uncharted territory: the world's sole hegemonic
power, the United States, nurses an addiction to foreign capital, while
up-and-coming powers such as China and oil exporters sustain surpluses of
-Rise of New Powers
- The rise of"emerging powers"-a group that usually includes the so-called BRICs
(Brazil, Russia, India, and China), but which sometimes is applied more broadly
to include South Africa, Mexico and others-is reshaping the global economy and,
more gradually, international politics.
-Global Health Crises
- from respondingto the threat of pandemic flu to efforts to control the spread of HIV/AIDS, the world has begun to realize that global health issues are relevant for any
citizen, regardless of nationality, residence or status.