Latin American Integration – just a long-lost dream?

Emilio Faulkner is a third year IR student in the Department of War Studies. Due to his Honduran heritage he is motivated to take on the position of Latin America Editor for IR Today. He believes Latin America is often understudied and disregarded in the study of IR. Emilio is therefore excited to have the opportunity to fill this void and explore the region’s role … Continue reading Latin American Integration – just a long-lost dream?

Impact of Climate Change on the Efforts to Reach Land Degradation Neutrality

Niranjan Jose holds a BBA. LL.B (Hons.) degree from the National Law University Odisha, India. His research focuses on climate change, international political economy, and global security. He has presented papers at the Fifth International Conference on Social Sciences 2018 and the Seventh International Conference on Asian Studies 2019 on the topics “Saudi-Iranian Cold War: Analysis and Implications” and “Turkey: Regional aspirations in the changing … Continue reading Impact of Climate Change on the Efforts to Reach Land Degradation Neutrality

Ukraine Crisis and Implication on US Involvement in Indo-Pacific

Shivam Tiwary is a graduate of Journalism from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has worked as Photography head in student-run E-newspaper PU-Mirror. His area of interest lies in India’s domestic politics, geopolitical risk analysis, internal security threats, and international events impacting India’s policies. He is pursuing his Masters in International Studies from Christ (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore. Currently, he is working as a Management Trainee … Continue reading Ukraine Crisis and Implication on US Involvement in Indo-Pacific

A Zeitenwende in Europe? The new age of German politics and regional coordination with aspiring NATO members Finland and Sweden

Marion is a third-year International Relations student at King’s College London. With strong interests in diplomacy, strategy, and European politics broadly, she is currently the European editor of International Relations today. Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Zeitenwende marks a profound shift in Germany’s defence and security policies. Increases in defence spending and the supply of armaments to Ukraine contribute to Germany’s clear position in the war against Russia. … Continue reading A Zeitenwende in Europe? The new age of German politics and regional coordination with aspiring NATO members Finland and Sweden

Unpacking ASEAN’s Foreign Policy: Myanmar, Intervention, and a Divided Vision

Bonnie Vanguardia is a 3rd year History & International Relations student at King’s College London. As a Filipino-Australian she is passionate about the geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific region and writes about it for the ‘Youth in Politics’ website. “I believe ASEAN matters and will always matter,” spoke Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi for the bloc’s 55th Anniversary in August. “Not only for what it is, … Continue reading Unpacking ASEAN’s Foreign Policy: Myanmar, Intervention, and a Divided Vision

Africa: the theatre of the new cold war between Russia and the West?

Radia Mernissi is an International Relations student, her Moroccan background make her particularly interested in North African politics and neo-imperialism. She also enjoys researching about International Law and its application to conflict and security. During his diplomatic visit to Cameroon in July 2022, French president Macron called out African countries on their “hypocrisy” regarding the Russian armed invasion of Ukraine. In the same month, Russian … Continue reading Africa: the theatre of the new cold war between Russia and the West?

National interests, realpolitik, and India’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine 

Lucas Blasco is a second year International Relations student from Spain, who is currently in an exchange year at the University of Hong Kong. During the past month he has developed a strong interest in the East Asia region, namely its economic development and the role of China in the XXIst century international order. On February 24th, 2022, Russian forces illegally crossed the border into … Continue reading National interests, realpolitik, and India’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine 

The beneficiaries of Western crisis: Aramco and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abdullah al-Wandawi is an MA candidate at KCL studying Politics and Economics of the Middle East. His interests lie in security studies and neoliberalism in the MENA region as well as the international relations of Gulf Cooperation Council member states. “Global crude oil prices remained exceptionally strong in the second quarter of 2022, driven by low crude oil and refined product inventories, and ongoing geopolitical … Continue reading The beneficiaries of Western crisis: Aramco and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

William Ruto wins Kenyan Presidential election but comes across legal challenges

Caroline Bouisse is a French third-year History and International Relations student at King’s College London. Passionate about Human Rights, Politics and Geopolitics, she aims through this article to relate the current events regarding the 2022 elections in Kenya. Nelson Mandela once said “I never lose, either I win or I learn”; one can be led to believe that this quote has a perfect place at … Continue reading William Ruto wins Kenyan Presidential election but comes across legal challenges

Assessing the short- and long-term impact of the Russo-Ukrainian war on geopolitics

Maria Jenkinson is a Policy Fellow of The Pinsker Centre, a campus-based think tank which facilitates discussion on global affairs and free speech. The views in this article are the author’s own. The Russian invasion of Ukraine was accurately predicted by Anglo-American intelligence services. Yet the strong and united reaction of the West, specifically Western Europe, was not predicted, nor was the war’s impact on … Continue reading Assessing the short- and long-term impact of the Russo-Ukrainian war on geopolitics