8th of November hit us like a hurricane. Everyone has something to say, especially people from the War Studies department at King’s. Take a look at what students and professors from our department have to say about the American election. Students “The day that racism becomes some sort of patriotism, America is no longer America” “What’s funny is that it’s not low level racism anymore. … Continue reading KCL Reactions to #Trump
As the race to enter the White House heats up in both the Democratic and Republican parties, we at IR Today take a look at the major candidates still vying for their party’s nomination and assess their chances of becoming president. Democratic Party Hillary Clinton: Seen as the stability candidate to continue the style of the Obama administration, the former senator for New York has … Continue reading Who will win the ultimate dogfight? An editorial analysis of the race for the White House
by Kate Dinnison and Millie Radovic. Kate is an American second year student of BA International Relations at King’s, North America Editor of IR Today, and Academic Secretary of the War Studies Society. Millie, an Anglo-Serbian native, is also reading IR at the War Studies Department, the Chief Editor of IRT, and VP of the War Studies Society. 1. Fox ‘News’ An entire article, nay … Continue reading 6 Reasons why the American Presidential Election is a Circus
By Isabel Woodford, a second year undergraduate at King’s College London reading War Studies and History Miliband has been vilified and mocked in the tabloids – but is it to detract from policies that the Tories simply can’t match? It is with ambivalence that many of us remember the politics of our high school canteen. The lunch time ritual could be a goldmine for behavioural … Continue reading It’s a General Election, not high-school.
By Mark Connor, a first year student of International Relations at King’s College London from Bath. Also runs his own blog at https://powerofthepress.wordpress.com/ Do the Tories have any policies? This is a question I have found myself asking on a regular basis every time I see something related to the General Election (GE) in the news or on the internet. It is blindingly obvious that the Tories main … Continue reading Why the Conservatives won’t win the General Election
By Millie Radovic, an Anglo-Serbian election nerd currently in her first year of a BA in International Relations at King’s College London. Chief Editor of IR Today. On the 17th of March, Israel held its general elections. Whilst the international community expected, and more importantly hoped, that the opposition would win or break even with the former government as the polls predicted, disappointment washed over everyone … Continue reading Netanyahu round four – Why and what now?
by Sam Wyatt, a student of International Relations at the department of War Studies at King’s College London. Proud Welshman; Election Centre Editor. 8. South Sudan Now this may seem like an odd one to make the list, however, the turmoil within the country since its inception in 2011 makes this a very interesting one to watch. The civil war which ravaged the country since … Continue reading 8 elections to watch in 2015
By Harry Johnson, a first year International Relations student and one of the few Brits on the course! How much is a vote worth? As Jack Straw’s ‘cash for access’ scandal came to light yesterday, those with any kind of involvement in student grassroot party politics came under fire: how can we possible engage with Westminster when Westminster serves the interests of the wealthy few? How can … Continue reading 71 days 11 hours 58 minutes and 21 seconds