Author: Ross Field

Manchester Attacks: A New Low?

On the night of the May 22, a lone male suicide attacker detonated an explosive device in the foyer of the Manchester Arena after a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande. The current estimate is that 22 people have lost their lives including an 8-year-old girl, with 59 injured, 12

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Mental Health Crisis: The Role Of Capitalism

While mental health treatment, the examination and defining of specific problems, is still a rudimentary art, the most quantifiable outcome of mental illness is seen when a person chooses to end their own life. Unfortunately, psychologists still hold differing opinions on the source of mental health problems in modern society.

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Conspiracy In Venezuela?

Since the beginning of April, the people of Venezuela have taken to the streets in anti-government protest. Public demonstrations have risen to oppose the recent move of the Supreme Court in taking over the elected National Assembly. This legislature is comprised and led by the opposition to president Nicolas Maduro

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Royalty: A Dangerous Relic

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has recently announced retirement at age 95 from royal duties after 70 years of service. This duty has involved sacrificing his naval career to be the Queen’s consort, which has lasted nearly 60 years of marriage. I am by no means a supporter of the British

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Modern Times, Old Minds

It seems in the current time period that the Western world is suffering from a dangerous case of nostalgia: a sentimental longing for a bygone era. While nostalgia can be an emotion that provides comfort, we are currently witnessing this as a motivator of global action. This is seen in

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North Korea: Stubborn Or Suicidal ?

During a recent visit to South Korea, the American vice president made an ominous statement regarding North Korea by saying “the era of strategic patience is over.” This inflammatory statement comes after tensions have been rising between America and North Korea, including ballistic missile testing after large military displays in

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The Rise Of VR: The Medium Is The Reality

It has recently been estimated by Greenlight Insights that global virtual reality (VR) revenue will reach $7.17 billion by the end of 2017 and $75 billion by the end of 2021. These are startling numbers for a technology still in its infancy. Virtual reality is, in fact, a medium that

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Westminster Attacks: The Danger Of Labels

On the 22nd of March, an individual drove his car into pedestrians on Westminster bridge, before stabbing to death a police officer outside Westminster palace. This description has purposefully been kept extremely factual and objective to contrast it with the subjective labeling used by many media outlets. The initial questions

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Don’t Send Aid, Start Sanctions: The Hard Cure

The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien informed the UN Security Council that it is faced with the most devastating humanitarian crisis since the end of WW2 and the birth of the UN. The countries highlighted are Kenya, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia, all of which are faced with famines

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The Gag Rule And Its Effects In The Developing World

The Trump administration has re-adopted the Mexico City policy and expanded its reach and strength to incorporate all American aid organizations, not just those focused on providing family planning. The Mexico City policy, also labelled the gag rule, was initially passed by President Reagan in 1984. It aimed at preventing

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The Syrian Civil War: Missed Opportunities?

The Syrian civil war has lingered since 2011, with the inauguration of President Trump, it is worthwhile examining what effect the new president’s foreign policy will have upon the quagmire in Syria. Whilst on its surface the conflict in Syria is a “civil war”, it has descended into an intricate

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