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?

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?

Prisoners of history: South Korea, Japan, and their common interests

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

Political Profiles – Shinzo Abe: A Shaky Legacy

Mia Lewis is a British-Japanese third year International Relations Student at King’s College London, with a particular interest in East Asian Regional Relations and Japanese domestic politics. She is the Project Manager for the weekly vegetable delivery and volunteer scheme FetchUrVeg, as well as treasurer and co-founder of KCL Wholesome Society. Background Born 21 September 1954 in Tokyo to a strong political family, Shinzo Abe … Continue reading Political Profiles – Shinzo Abe: A Shaky Legacy

India and the International Solar Alliance

Niranjan Jose is a third-year law student pursuing BBA LLB from National Law University Odisha (NLUO). He is a national level debater with a keen interest in International Relations. He has presented papers at the Fifth International Conference on Social Sciences 2018 and Seventh International Conference on Asian Studies 2019 on the topics “Saudi-Iranian Cold War: Analysis and Implications” and “Turkey: Regional aspirations in the … Continue reading India and the International Solar Alliance

The ‘Unstringing’ of a ‘String of Pearls’ – Part Three: The Hoax of ASEAN Collectivity?

Marcus is a final year International Relations student and the former East Asia Regional Editor for KCL International Relations Today. He previously served 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. SIX PART SERIES: THE ‘UNSTRINGING’ OF … Continue reading The ‘Unstringing’ of a ‘String of Pearls’ – Part Three: The Hoax of ASEAN Collectivity?

Part One- An awkward tango: Spheres of Influence and the potentiality of conflict

Archishman Ray Goswami is a first-year student studying the BA International Relations Programme at King’s. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the King’s College London Geopolitical Risk Society Blog for the year 2020-21. In this article, he looks at the underlying causes of tension characterising what most policymakers at first glance appear to view as one of the enduring alliances of 21stcentury geopolitics- the relationship … Continue reading Part One- An awkward tango: Spheres of Influence and the potentiality of conflict

The ‘Unstringing’ of a ‘String of Pearls’ – Part One

Marcus is a final year International Relations student and the former East Asia Regional Editor for KCL International Relations Today. He previously served 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. SIX PART SERIES: THE ‘UNSTRINGING’ OF … Continue reading The ‘Unstringing’ of a ‘String of Pearls’ – Part One

Mount Kumgang: Clash of Interests in Korean Peninsula

Colin is a Korean student studying BA International Relations as a Year 1 student. He has lived in East Asia – South Korea and China – for his entire life, and thus, is strongly interested in East Asian politics and diplomacy. On January 14th, Korean President Moon Jae-In, in his press conference for the new year, stated individual trips by Korean citizens to the Democratic People’s … Continue reading Mount Kumgang: Clash of Interests in Korean Peninsula