Israel between the United States and China: Strategic Ties and Tensions

Sarah Kuszynski is a recent postgraduate student of Durham University, with an interest in global security, technology and Middle Eastern affairs. She is also passionate about the promotion of free speech on campuses. As Israel enters a new era of relations with the Gulf nations following the Abraham Accords, there is another challenge that Israel should not neglect – China. Israel’s increasing ties with and … Continue reading Israel between the United States and China: Strategic Ties and Tensions

Rising number of incidents between China and India – what do they tell us about this bilateral relationship?

Pauline Darrieus is a second year History and International Relations student at KCL. Her interests include civilizational conflicts, strategy and intelligence. How did the COVID crisis impact India-China relations? Should we be concerned by recent developments in the Sino-Indian relationship? Starting in April 2021, India was hit much harder by its second wave of COVID-19 than by its first one in 2020. Hence, India finds itself … Continue reading Rising number of incidents between China and India – what do they tell us about this bilateral relationship?

Explaining and Understanding EU Foreign Policy: the case of Navalny’s poisoning

Matti Spåra is a second year international relations student at King’s College London. He is the IR Theory editor for IR Today. Matti is also a research assistant in the Department of European and International Studies and Co President of the War Studies society. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this essay is to understand the European Union (EU) as a foreign policy actor. It contends that … Continue reading Explaining and Understanding EU Foreign Policy: the case of Navalny’s poisoning

Biden and Putin in Geneva: beginning of a new era?

This article had been written in anticipation of the Biden-Putin summit but due to logistical issues it could not have been published earlier.  Magdalena is a second year International Relations student at King’s College London. Thanks to her international experiences she has gained awareness of different countries’ perspectives. She has a wide range of interests including migration, populism, diplomacy and foreign policymaking. As the bilateral relationship between … Continue reading Biden and Putin in Geneva: beginning of a new era?

The United States is leaving Afghanistan: What happens next?

Eliza Guinness is a first year IR student at King’s College London. She is passionate about international affairs, economics, and language. She is also a sailor and lover of books and journalism who grew up learning from different cultures and points of view through travel. It is right to question the American presence in Afghanistan, and for many who do, they wonder why the U.S. … Continue reading The United States is leaving Afghanistan: What happens next?

Russian disinformation in the post-truth age: Lessons from the 2020 US Presidential Elections

By Paakhi Bhatnager Post-truth is not a novel phenomenon; subjectivity and bias have always influenced the way information is disseminated and reality is perceived. However, the term has gained significance in the aftermath of the 2016 US elections. Indeed, it  is owing to the increasing use of technology and the consequent easier availability of conflicting ideas and opinions that post-truth has surfaced as a buzzword … Continue reading Russian disinformation in the post-truth age: Lessons from the 2020 US Presidential Elections

Missiles, Blood and Diplomacy: How blind support for Israel will never end the never-ending conflict

Leander Hatzigrigoriou is a 2nd Year International Relations student at King’s College London. Growing up in the EU’s capital, Brussels, the EU’s internal and foreign affairs have always been in his interests with a special focus on its relations with the United States and the Middle East. Saturday the 15th of May 2021 marks the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, or the “Great Catastrophe”. The … Continue reading Missiles, Blood and Diplomacy: How blind support for Israel will never end the never-ending conflict

Biden’s first 100 days as President: Inheriting a Broken Immigration System

Hanna Pham is a 2nd year War Studies student from the United States but grew up moving around Asia. Her interests range from the cultural and political identity of the Asian-American diaspora to the role that euphemisms and language play in American political discourse. Her writing can also be found in Strand Magazine and Roar News. When not writing, she can be found in the kitchen, perfecting … Continue reading Biden’s first 100 days as President: Inheriting a Broken Immigration System

Who controls the weather: God or the CCP?

Julia Hoffmann is a 1st year International Relations student at King’s College London and the East Asia Editor for IR Today. Having grown up in China, she has always been keenly interested in the country’s history and the contemporary political developments that will shape the future of the globalized world. With the covid-19 pandemic dominating international headlines in 2020 and 2021, many important political news … Continue reading Who controls the weather: God or the CCP?

The Extreme Need of a Solid International Response Towards Tigray

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