This authoritative A-Z provides a wealth of up-to-date information on every country in the world, including dependent territories. Each entry provides a brief history of the country and outlines its political, economic, and social issues. A quick-reference fact box provides comparative information on land area, people, language, religion, life expectancy, GDP, gender equality, and environmental performance. Supplementary material includes detailed indicator tablesshowing income and poverty, health and population, and a list of international organizations, such as the EU and the African Union, with essential information about these groupings. This accessible guide will be revised on a regular basis following the publication of this new edition, as will A Dictionary of Contemporary World History, ensuring that coverage of current affairs is current. It is an ideal reference source for students and teachers of geography, politics, economics, and world history at all levels, as well as anyone wanting access to reliable information on any country of the world.