issue (n) an important topic that people are discussing or arguing about;…
issue (n) an important topic that people are discussing or arguing about; a problem/worry
adj + issue
important/ main/ major ~
verb + issue
raise/ address ~
discuss/ consider ~
issue + verb
Examples from disciplines
The international human rights law has often neglected
of discrimination and violence against women in the garb of distinction between public and private sphere being applicable only to abuses committed in the public sphere by the State actors while completely ignoring the domestic arena of family that normally witnessed gross forms of human rights violations against women.
Doctors should ensure that
relating to health inequalities are present on the agenda at meetings and addressed in practice in an attempt to realistically combat health inequalities.
In this article, the key
which affected the Mexico's accession to NAFTA were examined under a categorization into four factors.
Definition, word family & fixed phrases from Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (2017)
Collocations & examples from disciplines extracted from the British Academic Written English corpus via SketchEngine.
be at issue
= to be the most important part of the subject that is being discussed
e.g. What is at issue is whether she was responsible for her actions.