Spectrezine's main focus is the European Union, capitalism's most important tool for maintaining itself on the European continent. The EU is also, however, one of the components of the triad: together with United States, it forms one of three imperialist powers which in most instances operate collectively to maintain their common ascendancy. The instruments of this ascendancy are those institutions which refer to themselves as 'the international community': the World Trade Organisation, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, NATO. Against this hegemony a rising tide of resistance is attacking the persistent inequalities of power, wealth, health and income which the triad cooperates to perpetuate. 'Global Issues' focuses on the issues arising from this conflict.