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

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

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and The Western Way of War

Nicolae Andronic is a second year IR student at King’s from Romania. His interests in the IR field range from broader ones, like the changes in the structure of the international system, to more specific ones, like the dynamics of various regions. AI is widely seen as the next frontier of military competition and, while its implications are mostly “known unknowns” and “unknown unknowns”[1], it … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence (AI) and The Western Way of War

From Russia with Love: Agent Novichok, Russian and the UK

William Reynolds is a 3rd year War Studies student with interests in counterinsurgency, maritime security and contemporary British security. He has been Head of Operations for KCL Crisis 2018, acted as a King’s Research Fellow for Dr Whetham at the Centre of Military Ethics and is currently a Conservation Volunteer on HMS Belfast.  The poisoning of former Russian Military Intelligence (GRU) agent Sergei Skripal and … Continue reading From Russia with Love: Agent Novichok, Russian and the UK