Prisoners of history: South Korea, Japan, and their common interests

Carlotta Rinaudo is a Master student of International Affairs at King’s College London with a strong interest in Asia-Pacific current affairs. South Korea and Japan could still be great security and trade partners, if only were they not engaged in a trade dispute that benefits no one. In July 2019, the Abe administration adopted a Trumpian measure by restricting exports to South Korea for three chemicals … Continue reading Prisoners of history: South Korea, Japan, and their common interests

The COVID Pivot: Why the West stopped listening?

Marcus is a final year International Relations student and the East Asia Regional Editor for KCL International Relations Today. He currently serves as the President & Senior Editor at King’s College London Geopolitical Risk Society. His research interests include historical and modern-day imperialism, British imperial policy and decolonisation movements in the postwar period. Read more of his work here. Following Asia’s ongoing successes of managing … Continue reading The COVID Pivot: Why the West stopped listening?

Trump Schism: The Future of Trumpism in America

Jay Aleksandr George is a third year student at Kings College London, he is also the North America editor for IR Today.  After an excruciatingly long and anxiety-inducing election week, Joe Biden was finally declared the winner of the 2020 United States presidential election. Unfortunately for his supporters, however, it doesn’t appear that Trump intends to leave office as gracefully as lame ducks before him. Protests … Continue reading Trump Schism: The Future of Trumpism in America

Unexpected and quiet consequence of the pandemic: a drastic surge in terrorist attacks in Sub Saharan Africa

Pauline is an upcoming second year History and International Relations student at King’s and is interested in global politics and diplomacy.  Africa, like any other country, has not been spared by the Covid-19 world crisis. For the first time in twenty-five years, Sub Saharan Africa will register a recession even more important than anticipated by the IMF in April, with a decrease estimated around -1,6%. … Continue reading Unexpected and quiet consequence of the pandemic: a drastic surge in terrorist attacks in Sub Saharan Africa

How International Relations can encourage domestic prosperity: Freeports and SEZs.

Will Elliott is a staff writer for IR Today as well as a third year Classics student at KCL with an internship at the Cabinet Office in Whitehall. His interests include politics and diplomacy; in particular British foreign policy and the political interaction between European countries. Airports, seaports and national frontiers are fundamental to global integration and international development. Indeed, the ongoing project of globalisation … Continue reading How International Relations can encourage domestic prosperity: Freeports and SEZs.

Belarus, the forgotten country inside Europe

Sebastian Baciu is a second year IR student at King’s. He has joined IR Today as editor for European affairs and also writes for the news section of the student-led newspaper, Roar News. He is mainly interested in European integration, the social, economic and cultural contrast between the East and the West and the language, thought and manipulation of populist parties. The energy of 1989 … Continue reading Belarus, the forgotten country inside Europe

Kim’s Speech: Eagerness of Kim’s Regime for the Political Survival

 Colin a Korean student studying BA International Relations as a Year 2 student. He is a staff writer for IR Today and has a strong interest in East Asian politics and Southeast Asian development. He also serves as the Director of Communications for King’s think Tank, Communications Lead for KCL International Relations Society, and Logistics & Communications officer for KCLUNA.  Celebrating the 75th anniversary of … Continue reading Kim’s Speech: Eagerness of Kim’s Regime for the Political Survival

Uyghur Muslims in China: one of the most pressing human rights concerns of our age

Chloé Delaitre is a second year International Relations at King’s College London and the editorial assistant for IR Today. Who are the Uyghurs? The Uyghurs are a Muslim Turkic ethnic minority concentrated in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region who regard themselves as being culturally and ethnically close to Central Asian nations. The southern city of Kashgar is geographically closer to Baghdad than it is to Beijing … Continue reading Uyghur Muslims in China: one of the most pressing human rights concerns of our age

Choosing the lesser of evils – Latin American elections

Paula is a third year IR student from Peru with a strong interest in Latin American politics and economics. She really enjoys writing thought-provoking pieces about current affairs and the future of our world.  Latin America has been the hardest hit continent by the Covid-19 pandemic. The spread of the coronavirus was not contained despite extensive and strict lockdowns in many countries, particularly in Peru … Continue reading Choosing the lesser of evils – Latin American elections

Assessing the impacts of the August coup d’état in Mali: under new and improved management?

William Fawcett is a postgraduate studying Conflict, Security and Development MA. He is the postgraduate officer for IR Today and has a particular interest in humanitarian intervention, the UN Security Council, international diplomacy and the politics of Francophone Africa. Amid the degeneration of the security situation in northern and eastern areas of Mali, the forced dismissal and imprisoning of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) on … Continue reading Assessing the impacts of the August coup d’état in Mali: under new and improved management?