National interests, realpolitik, and India’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine 

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. On February 24th, 2022, Russian forces illegally crossed the border into … Continue reading National interests, realpolitik, and India’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine 

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

Russia-Ukraine war: the vulnerabilities of strategic thinking in Europe

Marion 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. Strategic thinking is “the first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act of judgment that the statesman and commander have to make is to establish…the kind of war on which they are embarking; neither mistaking … Continue reading Russia-Ukraine war: the vulnerabilities of strategic thinking in Europe

NATO, Ukraine, & The Bear: What does Russia want from its latest troop increase on Ukraine’s border?

Eliza Guinness is a second year IR student at King’s College London. She is passionate about international affairs, economics, and language. She is also a sailor and lover of books and journalism who grew up learning from different cultures and points of view through travel. As some 100,000 Russian troops amass on the border with Ukraine, tanks, trenches and all, western leaders are forced to … Continue reading NATO, Ukraine, & The Bear: What does Russia want from its latest troop increase on Ukraine’s border?

Russian disinformation in the post-truth age: Lessons from the 2020 US Presidential Elections

By Paakhi Bhatnager Post-truth is not a novel phenomenon; subjectivity and bias have always influenced the way information is disseminated and reality is perceived. However, the term has gained significance in the aftermath of the 2016 US elections. Indeed, it  is owing to the increasing use of technology and the consequent easier availability of conflicting ideas and opinions that post-truth has surfaced as a buzzword … Continue reading Russian disinformation in the post-truth age: Lessons from the 2020 US Presidential Elections

The COVID Pivot: Why the West stopped listening?

Marcus is a final year International Relations student and the East Asia Regional Editor for KCL International Relations Today. He currently serves 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. Following Asia’s ongoing successes of managing … Continue reading The COVID Pivot: Why the West stopped listening?

Kim’s Speech: Eagerness of Kim’s Regime for the Political Survival

 Colin a Korean student studying BA International Relations as a Year 2 student. He is a staff writer for IR Today and has a strong interest in East Asian politics and Southeast Asian development. He also serves as the Director of Communications for King’s think Tank, Communications Lead for KCL International Relations Society, and Logistics & Communications officer for KCLUNA.  Celebrating the 75th anniversary of … Continue reading Kim’s Speech: Eagerness of Kim’s Regime for the Political Survival

Uyghur Muslims in China: one of the most pressing human rights concerns of our age

Chloé Delaitre is a second year International Relations at King’s College London and the editorial assistant for IR Today. Who are the Uyghurs? The Uyghurs are a Muslim Turkic ethnic minority concentrated in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region who regard themselves as being culturally and ethnically close to Central Asian nations. The southern city of Kashgar is geographically closer to Baghdad than it is to Beijing … Continue reading Uyghur Muslims in China: one of the most pressing human rights concerns of our age

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 Two: Of Pandemics, Crime, Immigration and the ghost of Comrade Dozorov

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 Two: Of Pandemics, Crime, Immigration and the ghost of Comrade Dozorov