Marco Zarzana is a second year International Relations student from Italy. His main interests in the field of IR include Diplomacy, Grand Strategy and the gap between the academic world of IR and the practical functioning of international affairs. Coming from a background in Classics, Marco’s extracurricular interests include Greek Philosophy and Literature and the ancient Western world in general. The international community should carry … Continue reading The Extreme Need of a Solid International Response Towards Tigray
Nahla Mohamed is a second year History and International Relations at KCL. She comes from Cairo, Egypt, and has Egyptian-Sudanese heritage. Within her degree, her specific interests include the history and current affairs of the MENA region and Africa, the global history and pervasive economic, political and cultural legacy of colonialism, and the relationship between history and international politics. Her non-academic interests include writing, participation in Model United Nations … Continue reading The Global Refugee Crisis: Sate Complicity in Refugees’ Plight?
Grace Moucharafieh is a second-year BA International Relations student. She is passionate about history, global affairs, human rights and world politics. Her multinational background and experiences with NGOs give her an acute outlook on global and current events. She is passionate about theatre, rugby and cooking. All the volunteers at the Newtown mass Vaccination Centre in Wales agree that the personal benefits of volunteering far … Continue reading Volunteering in Light of Covid-19
David Vergara Schleich is a second-year International Relations student in the War Studies Department at King’s College London, particularly interested in current affairs in the Middle East as well as international political economy andeconomic development. One month into the Biden Presidency and our understanding of US foreign policy in the Middle East for the next four years becomes progressively clearer —not brighter. Although the domestic policy discontinuities … Continue reading A Crash Course on Biden’s Middle East Foreign Policy: Continuity or Change?
Marius Būga is a 2nd year International Relations student in the War Studies Department in King’s College London. He is particularly interested in the historical, geographical background of state relations and the economic soft power exerted by trade. He is currently focusing on the Asia-Pacific region for research. Most of the coverage Taiwan gets in the general news and academic discourse is related to it … Continue reading Taiwan – A lesson on how to adapt to power imbalances
Andoni Hormaza is a 3rd year International Relations student from Spain. His interests include international development, global migration and international law. He is also passionate about music, photography and writing. 2020 was supposed to be a pivotal year for the EU, with the 6thsummit between the African Union and the EU taking place in October. The Summit would have constituted an opportunity for the EU … Continue reading The European Union at a crossroads: Has the EU lost track of its development policy?
Gabrielle is a 3rd year International Relations student from Houston, Texas. Her interests include geopolitical risk, the energy transition, and the link between environmental policy and human rights. She is passionate about writing approachable content on current global affairs. Scotland’s laudable shift to renewable energy is one that environmental research scientist Shana Lee Hirsch describes as “uncommonly successful and bold,” and one that will no … Continue reading More Than Just an Energy Transition: The construction of a new Scottish identity
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
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?
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