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The most thought provoking content from around the world collated and brought together by GSN
24.3.18

The UK Homeless Problem

How would you feel if you were a homeless person? How would you feel if you didn’t have anywhere to sleep safely and comfortably at night? Perhaps the majority of us just cannot imagine this scenario...

13.3.18

International Concern Over Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

An illegitimate ceasefire was agreed and then overturned last month in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, the capital of Syria, as heavy fighting and intense shelling resumed two days later, according...

21.2.18

Somaliland’s Revolutionary Rape Law

Somaliland – not to be confused with Somalia – has taken an exemplary step in the right direction with its recent passing of the law surrounding rape. Before the new law (that precedents rape as illegal...

17.1.18

The Global Crisis of Education Disparity

The right to an education is one of the most fundamentally engrained rights that we in the UK are familiar with. The sad truth, however, is that to many across the globe, education is nothing more than...

20.12.17

The Yemen civil war: The Arabian Vietnam

It has been more than two years since the civil war in Yemen became especially violent. Following Ali Abdullah Saleh’s resignation from his presidency in November 2011, the power moved onto his...

20.12.17

Homelessness and London's increasing property prices

We see them. Some stop to ask the reasons for their circumstances. Some pass by and ignore homeless people. London is a thriving city, but its streets highlight a severe deficiency in the welfare system....

14.10.17

The Unheard Voices of Syria’s Children

In the Western world, we are far from strangers as to what is happening in Syria. Devastated by war, the country is crying out for salvation. With issues being so widely reported in the international press,...

26.8.17

Missing the EU and Heading for Brexit

So the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. There will be many consequences of this action, but the effect is probably going to be felt the most by those residents of the UK who came from EU countries....

20.7.17

Kensington United - the Fire That Brought a Community Together

80 people. That is believed to be the number of casualties of the fire at Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, London. Emergency services were called to a fire at Grenfell Tower in the Borough of Kensington...

25.6.17

The Fruitful Project

Pursuing Independent Paths (PIP) is a charity that has the greatest determination to help out those with learning difficulties. It has, therefore, come up with a fantastic project called Fruitful. It is...

29.5.17

Is Homelessness Misunderstood?

Homelessness is a very complex issue very often mistakenly simplified. I used to believe that the homeless people I see on the streets in London every day could simply walk down to the nearest town hall...

12.4.17

The Calais Immigration Crisis and What We Can Learn from It

Britain. The land of opportunity. The place where safety from terrorism is guaranteed. Like any other country, there are flaws in our system – but we are a democratic nation and we stand as a safe haven...

12.3.17

The Battle for Truth

A serious discussion is going on at present in relation to fake news. Many people seem to be happy to accept any information, even if they know it might be false or only partly true. The internet and social...

07.2.17

Murder in the Name of Honour

An honour killing is the murder of a person accused of bringing shame to his or her family. Although it may seem like a backward concept, it still goes on in rural parts of India, most notably northern...

29.1.17

Barack Obama: a Presidential Summary

On Friday, Donald Trump will take what is arguably the most powerful seat in the world. The implications of this are quite possibly fatal but still unknown. Filling the shoes of a man as influential as...

23.12.16

Syria – a World in Transition

We probably do not understand the essence of what goes on in a country like Syria. This week, for example, Syria’s First Lady admitted that she would never leave the country for fear of causing the people...

08.11.16

Olympic Glory or Community?

The 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro has quickly been celebrated as the best British result ever on foreign grounds. UK Sports has invested heavily in sports where the chance of winning a medal was...

06.10.16

Syria up till Now

Undoubtedly, this article will oversimplify matters, but as incomprehensible violence continues, perhaps it is time to reflect on the Syrian civil war. There is no end in sight. The war in Syria has continued...

24.8.16

Racism in America – Conflict or Consensus?

When I was a lad at school in the UK, there was a book on the reading list for my GCSE exam called Animal Farm. For those of you unfamiliar with the work, it is a fictional story about animals on a farm...

19.7.16

Is the Democratic Revolution in Turkey Over?

Tayyip Erdogan’s longest night is over. After hours of fights, blood and arrests, the Turkish government has declared an attempted coup to have failed. What remains now are abandoned tanks on the streets...

19.7.16

Tragic End to Peaceful Protest in Dallas

In what President Obama has called a “vicious, calculated, despicable attack on law enforcement,” five American police officers have been shot and killed in Dallas. On Thursday evening, five police...

07.7.16

One Day in Port St. Lucie...

On sunny Northwest Concourse Place, a man walked into a gun shop. There is nothing unusual about this. It was the St. Lucie Shooting Centre, but it could have been any of about ten gun shops that the small...

24.5.16

US and China Take Historic Step in Tackling Climate Change

Climate change has been an insidious problem in recent years, clouded by more imminent issues such as war and the economy. It is though, nonetheless, of great importance. Huge steps have been taken recently...

22.5.16

A Global Threat: the Zika Virus

A US public health official announced that the Zika virus could be “scarier” than first thought.  Dr Anne Schuchat of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that the virus...

22.5.16

Swept Away

Flooding pops up on the UK news on a pretty regular basis. We live on an island that is famous throughout the world for having a lot of rain. We see pictures on TV of cars submerged and interviews with...

11.5.16

What Will it Take for Change?

The shooting of two journalists from the American TV station, WDBJ7, was a terrible incident which shocked a country that has sadly become all too used to gun crimes. The father of the reporter killed,...

11.5.16

Goodbye Greece?

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, however, was it not obvious a single currency for a continent would end in chaos and disarray? Greece will not be the last victim of the failing Euro, but its position as...

11.5.16

Why the West Must Stand up to Putin

It has become increasingly important of late that the West concentrate their armed forces against Russia due to the fact that Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, is secretly sending huge amounts of...

11.5.16

Houthi Rebels in Yemen Release One American Hostage

Houthi rebels have set free one of several Americans in captivity in Yemen, the State Department has declared. An official spokeswoman Marie Harf has identified the freed American as Casey Coombs. Harf...

11.5.16

71 Migrants Found Dead in a Lorry in Austria

The United Nations has stated that there needs to be a lot more control over migrants fleeing to Europe after 71 people were found dead in a lorry in Austria. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has asked states...

11.5.16

The Hidden Poverty in Asia: What Lies Beneath the United Nations’ ‘Trends’?

On the 25th of September, more than 150 world leaders will meet at the UN headquarters in New York to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit. At the core of the agenda is the commitment to end extreme...

11.5.16

The Syrian Peace Drive – Too Little, Too Late?

Leaders from many countries who attended the meeting at the United Nations in New York on 15 September 2015 have been discussing Syria as the country faces destruction. It was the 70th anniversary meeting...

11.5.16

Children Within the Conflict: the Gaza War

Over the last few weeks, fresh waves of violence between Israelis and Palestinians have swept across the region. Child casualties are far from uncommon in this war and many children live in constant fear...

11.5.16

Bolivia's Struggle with Gender-Based Violence

The number of women beaten, raped and murdered by their partners in Bolivia whilst the police remain apparently oblivious now stands at disproportionate levels compared to other South American countries....

11.5.16

China Relaxes its One-Child Policy

In response to the ageing population of the country, the Chinese communist party has taken drastic action and announced that couples from anywhere in China are now allowed to have two children. Previous...

11.5.16

Why Ageing is so Hard to Slow Down

The search for the fountain of youth or a medical equivalent has been a permanent fixture of human interest. Therefore, any news of drugs which could potentially slow down the ageing process always arouse...

11.5.16

Ten New Year's Resolutions to Enhance Your Social Media Presence

New Year, new you? So after almost drowning from over indulgence over the Christmas break, it’s not just lifestyle resolutions you should be thinking about to get back on track. What can you be doing...

11.5.16

The Refugee Crisis Through the Eyes of Banksy

The anonymous artist known as Banksy has once again put his artistic and poignant spin on current affairs. Amid reports of the use of tear gas at refugee camps in Calais, a new piece of graffiti has appeared...

11.5.16

An Accurate Portrayal of Calais

In an increasingly war torn Middle East, we are seeing more and more migrants choosing to or being forced to find sanctuary in Europe. As such, Calais has now become a point of contention. Every day we...

11.5.16

Rebekah Brooks to Return as CEO for Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corporation, has appointed Rebekah Brooks, former CEO and editor, to return as chief executive at his company. In 2011, she resigned from the business because of the phone-hacking...

11.5.16

A Storm in a China Cup…?

The situation in China is an interesting one. Recent news suggests China is marching the world into a dark blackhole due to its recent economic decline, after it plummets itself into a crunch first. I...

11.5.16

The Troubles in Syria

Over the last few years, Syria has been destroyed by the civil war and extremist groups which are ripping through the country. These threats to Syrians have created the Syrian refugee crisis. This week,...

11.5.16

The Rise of the Islamic State

The Islamic State (ISIS) is known globally for its radical acts including rape, torture and public executions. These shocking acts have captured the media’s attention and have been broadcast across the...

11.5.16

Europe's Response to the Refugee Crisis

The stories about refugees have disappeared from front pages and are being pushed further and further to the back of people’s minds. However, do not let this disillusion you – the plight of refugees...

11.5.16

We Are Making a Dent in Global Poverty

I vividly remember a lesson in our social studies class at high school in the 1960s. We were shown a picture depicting a military tank filled with lots of very thin black people dressed in rags moving...

11.5.16

The Syrian War: Who's Involved?

From the moment the world first witnessed the haunting image of the three-year-old boy floating in the Mediterranean sea, the ongoing conflict in Syria has been the front page story in endless papers....

11.5.16

Zika Virus

The Zika virus is transmitted through the bite of the Aedes species of mosquito – the same species responsible for the spread of the dengue and chikungunya viruses. Originally, the virus was only associated...

11.5.16

The World Needs Transformative Solutions

The world has changed significantly since 2000 when the countries of the world adopted the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While strong economic growth in the developing world has helped...

11.5.16

Hong Kong: a Tug of War Between Capitalism and Tradition

Fire, bricks and blood. As 2016 marked the start of the year of the monkey and the Lunar New Year holiday in Hong Kong, violence broke out between civilians and members of the police on February 9th. It...

11.5.16

Global Harmonisation – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The media, governments and academics predicted the rise of global capitalism and the need for greater homogeneity over the last twenty years. Large companies, marketing through ever more centralised marketing...

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