Issue #1: Government responsibilities in combating terrorism and extremism.
Extremists often manifest themselves in grounds lacking the fundamental structure that preserve and protect their identity and culture. A few problems that are caused by extremists would include low quality of education, low standard of living, freedom of speech abuse, lack of social accountability and responsibility (on and offline). How can a country that is stuck in the vicious circle of poverty and ignorance, put itself back on the right track to emerge and create a civilized and educated society where extremism is intolerable?
Issue #2: Economic independence of third world countries.
Most of the economic issues affecting 1st world countries originated from 3rd world countries attempting to improve their economic standards, or attempting to stand up to economic repression. Helping 3rd world countries and their governments achieve their goals can a have huge positive impact on pressing world issues such as: refugee problems, genocides, black markets, organ trade, drugs, terrorism, and extremism. How can first world countries help solve their own pressing issues by helping others, such as third world countries, in need?
Issue #3: Responsibilities and accountability of war driven economies.
Some of the world’s biggest economies are heavily dependent on the weapon manufacturing industry. Ironically, they are the ones that are constantly advocating for world peace. At first glance, world peace might appear to be the noblest objective any nation could pursue. However upon closer examination, achieving world peace will have a huge negative impact on the countries with the biggest economies. World peace will result in heavy layoffs resulting in high unemployment rates. Aside from that, destruction of entire research facilities and industries will take place causing a negative impact on the country as a whole. There is a moral dilemma here represented in answering the question of “what is the right thing to do” in situations like this. Should each country serve their national interest whatever the consequences are, or serve the best interest of humanity, even if it means negatively impacting its own economy and the quality of life of its citizens.