China’s Long Hand: Is the Belt and Road Initiative purely an instrument of Chinese economic policy?

Marcell Lehoczky is a second year History and International Relations student. He is mostly interested in security and international law. Marcell wanted to become Political Theory Officer to help apply International Relations theory to modern day issues. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was introduced in 2013 by Chinese premier Xi Jinping and has become the centrepiece of the Chinese Communist Party’s foreign policy. It … Continue reading China’s Long Hand: Is the Belt and Road Initiative purely an instrument of Chinese economic policy?

The African debt trap: fact or myth?

Radia Mernissi is an International Relations student, her Moroccan background make her particularly interested in North African politics and neo-imperialism. She is also passionate about International Law and its application to conflict and security. China’s lending practices have progressively taken importance in Africa, and today, are active in 35 African nations. This article seeks to analyse and understand the advent of these lending policies and … Continue reading The African debt trap: fact or myth?

US and EU Democracy Promotion: Two sides of the same coin?

Marcell Lehoczky is a second year History and International Relations student. He is mostly interested in security and international law. Democracy promotion has been an ever-present feature of the international system, however, the two main Western forces of democracy promotion, the US and the EU, have had different approaches to democracy promotion while attempting to reach the same goal. While the US and EU share … Continue reading US and EU Democracy Promotion: Two sides of the same coin?

Historically neutral Helsinki and Stockholm may consider joining NATO following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Caroline Bouisse is a second-year History and International Relations student at King’s College London. She is passionate about American and European politics and geopolitics. NATO membership for Finland and Sweden would have significant repercussions, and European security warned Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. For her part, Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said that the decision would be taken “in the next few weeks”. However, … Continue reading Historically neutral Helsinki and Stockholm may consider joining NATO following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Sectarianism reigning supreme? Lebanon’s 2022 Parliamentary elections

Celine Madaghjian is a second year International Relations student at Kings College London. She believes that understanding the implications of the region’s current and rapidly evolving politics is vital to our understanding of International Relations. She is passionate about analysing the sectarianism and geopolitics of the Middle East, as well as the effects of GCC relations on the regional and international scale.  The Lebanese government … Continue reading Sectarianism reigning supreme? Lebanon’s 2022 Parliamentary elections

Defining the State of “Equilibrium” in the International Order: Emergence of the Beijing

Tejusvi Shukla served as a Research Assistant with the Centre for Land Warfare Studies between May 2019 and November 2020. Her area of research included India’s internal security with a special focus on Left-wing Extremism. Additionally, she has worked on India’s Medical Diplomacy and Cartographic Aggression. She graduated with a BA Programme degree in Economics and History from Miranda House, University of Delhi in 2019. … Continue reading Defining the State of “Equilibrium” in the International Order: Emergence of the Beijing

Defence, energy and cyber security: the areas where ‘Global Britain’  needs to think strategically 

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 former British prime minister Harold Macmillan famously quipped, that what shapes the direction of foreign policy are “events, dear boy, events”. Since the advent of Brexit, Britain has had a chance to … Continue reading Defence, energy and cyber security: the areas where ‘Global Britain’  needs to think strategically 

Colombia, abortion and the Green Wave taking hold of Latin America

Emilio Faulkner is a second 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 Colombia, abortion and the Green Wave taking hold of Latin America

Fixing the U.S. Economy: Inflation and Replacement of Oil Following Covid-19 and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Amber Cummings is a second-year History and International Relations student and is also the North American editor. Originally coming from the United States, they are extremely passionate about this region. With special interests in security dilemmas and diplomacy between regions, Amber hopes that they can share their passion with others and possibly get others interested in the topic of international relations as well. Abstract: The … Continue reading Fixing the U.S. Economy: Inflation and Replacement of Oil Following Covid-19 and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

France: Le Pen/ Macron, an unprecedented election with global repercussions

Caroline Bouisse is a second-year History and International Relations student at King’s College London. Passionate about American and European politics and geopolitics, she aims through this article to relate the french presidential campaign, specifically the debate of the 2nd round between Emmanuel Macron and Marine le Pen, particularly with regard to Ukraine and Russia. Marion is a second-year International Relations student at King’s College London. … Continue reading France: Le Pen/ Macron, an unprecedented election with global repercussions