Ukraine Crisis and Implication on US Involvement in Indo-Pacific

Shivam Tiwary is a graduate of Journalism from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has worked as Photography head in student-run E-newspaper PU-Mirror. His area of interest lies in India’s domestic politics, geopolitical risk analysis, internal security threats, and international events impacting India’s policies. He is pursuing his Masters in International Studies from Christ (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore. Currently, he is working as a Management Trainee … Continue reading Ukraine Crisis and Implication on US Involvement in Indo-Pacific

Unpacking ASEAN’s Foreign Policy: Myanmar, Intervention, and a Divided Vision

Bonnie Vanguardia is a 3rd year History & International Relations student at King’s College London. As a Filipino-Australian she is passionate about the geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific region and writes about it for the ‘Youth in Politics’ website. “I believe ASEAN matters and will always matter,” spoke Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi for the bloc’s 55th Anniversary in August. “Not only for what it is, … Continue reading Unpacking ASEAN’s Foreign Policy: Myanmar, Intervention, and a Divided Vision

The Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese Expansionism, Debt Dependence and the Emergence of a New World Order?

Marina Barats 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. Hillary Clinton once said that she did not “want her grandchildren to live in a world dominated by the Chinese [Communist Party]”. China’s rapid growth has increased the country’s economic and diplomatic influence. … Continue reading The Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese Expansionism, Debt Dependence and the Emergence of a New World Order?

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?

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

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?