Here's an interesting read - and can be done in a couple of hours - a very concise yet one of the best summaries currently depicting the geo-political situation/mess.
The Oxford Research Group has published “Beyond Terror: The Truth About the Real Threats to Our World”. The report focus on the disproportionate attention given to terrorism compared to the imminent threat from environmental degradation, competition over resources, “marginalisation of the majority world” and global militarisation. Some facts:In 2001 in the US alone the number of Americans killed from the following:
Malnutrition - 3, 500
HIV/Aids - 14, 000
Pneumonia - 62, 000
Heart disease - 700, 000+
Suicide - 30, 000+
Traffic accidents - 42, 000+
Fire-arms related - 30, 000
Homicides - 20, 000+
International terrorism - around 2, 500
If you don't wish to buy the hard copy for £3.99 from Amazon.uk - then read the entire report for free - here.