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

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

Security dilemma in the Southeast Asian region

Lucas 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 months, he has developed a very strong interest in the East Asia region, namely its economic development and the role of China in the XXIst century international order. You might see him competing for the KCL tennis team, or … Continue reading Security dilemma in the Southeast Asian region

David vs Goliath: Taipei’s alternative to the Belt & Road Initiative in Africa

Noah Trowbridge is a third year International Relations student in the Department of War Studies. He is the current Latin America Editor for IR Today, conducts political risk advisal for London Politica and leads the King’s Think Tank’s Defence & Diplomacy Policy Centre. He notably covers security developments across Sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia. Since the launch of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) in … Continue reading David vs Goliath: Taipei’s alternative to the Belt & Road Initiative in Africa

Taiwan in the World Post-Covid: Alone at Sea?

By Veronica Burgstaller, a recent MA graduate from KU Leuven, Belgium in European Studies, where she focused in particular on European foreign affairs and Europe-Asia relations. She received a BA in International Studies from Leiden University with Chinese language. Previously she also lived and worked in Seoul, South Korea for three years. As half Indonesian and half Austrian, she has spent most of her live … Continue reading Taiwan in the World Post-Covid: Alone at Sea?

Another Brick in the Autocratic Wall: Afghanistan joins the “Association of Autocracies”

Julia Hoffmann is a 2nd year International Relations student at King’s College London. 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. In this article, she examines how autocratic regimes, spearheaded by China, seek to create a counterbalancing alliance to the United States. As every student … Continue reading Another Brick in the Autocratic Wall: Afghanistan joins the “Association of Autocracies”

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