What does the UAE stand to gain from joining the I2U2 and will its membership impact its relations with China?

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. Alliances and partnerships within the Middle East have continually been shaped and re-shaped since the Arab Spring uprisings beginning in late 2010. Over the past … Continue reading What does the UAE stand to gain from joining the I2U2 and will its membership impact its relations with China?

Book Review: ‘Populista’ by Will Grant

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 Book Review: ‘Populista’ by Will Grant

NATO and the Asia Pacific

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. Last week, the Spanish capital city of Madrid hosted over 5000 … Continue reading NATO and the Asia Pacific

Further rapprochement in the MENA region

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. Next month, Biden … Continue reading Further rapprochement in the MENA region

Iran: Theocracy, Nuclear Ambitions and Human Rights

Thomas Graham 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. When identifying the cause of Middle-Eastern instability in the 21st century, all fingers point towards Iran. The Ayatollah’s regime has been described as nothing short of ‘religious fascism’ by, the former foreign minister of Canada, John … Continue reading Iran: Theocracy, Nuclear Ambitions and Human Rights

Xiomara Castro – Finally a ray of light for Honduras

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 Xiomara Castro – Finally a ray of light for Honduras

What does NATO’s Nordic expansion mean for Europe and the world?

Marion Gabriel is a second-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. As recent developments in Eastern Europe showed, the noose is tightening around Russia. On 15th and 16th May, the leaders of Finland and Sweden confirmed their intention to join the NATO organisation. This … Continue reading What does NATO’s Nordic expansion mean for Europe and the world?

Analysing U.S.-China Relations with Regards to Taiwan in the aftermath of Putin’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. China has … Continue reading Analysing U.S.-China Relations with Regards to Taiwan in the aftermath of Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine

The end of Turkish-Greek diplomatic relations?

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. On the 24th … Continue reading The end of Turkish-Greek diplomatic relations?

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?