What does NATO’s Nordic expansion mean for Europe and the world?

Marion Gabriel 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. As recent developments in Eastern Europe showed, the noose is tightening around Russia. On 15th and 16th May, the leaders of Finland and Sweden confirmed their intention to join the NATO organisation. This … Continue reading What does NATO’s Nordic expansion mean for Europe and the world?

The end of Turkish-Greek diplomatic relations?

Celine Madaghjian is a second year International Relations student at Kings College London. She believes that understanding the implications of the region’s current and rapidly evolving politics is vital to our understanding of International Relations. She is passionate about analysing the sectarianism and geopolitics of the Middle East, as well as the effects of GCC relations on the regional and international scale. On the 24th … Continue reading The end of Turkish-Greek diplomatic relations?

US and EU Democracy Promotion: Two sides of the same coin?

Marcell Lehoczky is a second year History and International Relations student. He is mostly interested in security and international law. Democracy promotion has been an ever-present feature of the international system, however, the two main Western forces of democracy promotion, the US and the EU, have had different approaches to democracy promotion while attempting to reach the same goal. While the US and EU share … Continue reading US and EU Democracy Promotion: Two sides of the same coin?

Historically neutral Helsinki and Stockholm may consider joining NATO following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Caroline Bouisse is a second-year History and International Relations student at King’s College London. She is passionate about American and European politics and geopolitics. NATO membership for Finland and Sweden would have significant repercussions, and European security warned Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. For her part, Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said that the decision would be taken “in the next few weeks”. However, … Continue reading Historically neutral Helsinki and Stockholm may consider joining NATO following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Defence, energy and cyber security: the areas where ‘Global Britain’  needs to think strategically 

Maria Jenkinson 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. The former British prime minister Harold Macmillan famously quipped, that what shapes the direction of foreign policy are “events, dear boy, events”. Since the advent of Brexit, Britain has had a chance to … Continue reading Defence, energy and cyber security: the areas where ‘Global Britain’  needs to think strategically 

France: Le Pen/ Macron, an unprecedented election with global repercussions

Caroline Bouisse is a second-year History and International Relations student at King’s College London. Passionate about American and European politics and geopolitics, she aims through this article to relate the french presidential campaign, specifically the debate of the 2nd round between Emmanuel Macron and Marine le Pen, particularly with regard to Ukraine and Russia. Marion Gabriel is a second-year International Relations student at King’s College … Continue reading France: Le Pen/ Macron, an unprecedented election with global repercussions

How trust is central to peace negotiations between the EU and Putin

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. While finding how to end the fighting will be an international priority in the coming weeks, the Russo-Ukrainian war reaches levels of violence never seen before. Since 24th February, missile strikes and shootings have targeted … Continue reading How trust is central to peace negotiations between the EU and Putin

Failed EU Migration Policies Allow for the Weaponization of Migrants

Op-ed by Ciara Connolly, a third year International Relations student at King’s College London. The EU has failed to agree on a coherent, humane migration policy. Its neighbouring states now capitalize on this weakness by playing with human lives.  Last Saturday, the body of a young Syrian man was found in a forest near Wolka Terechowska, a small village on the border of Belarus. Ahmad … Continue reading Failed EU Migration Policies Allow for the Weaponization of Migrants

The EU’s Eastern neighbourhood: what do you do when your neighbours turn against you?

Born and raised in Romania, Sebastian Baciu is a second-year International Relations student whose main interests lie in the field of European Affairs, cultural diplomacy and environmental issues. He enjoys writing, photography and volunteering. The EU’s place in the world is being challenged on all fronts. The recent migrant crisis orchestrated by Belarus at Poland’s borders is a clear sign of an increasingly tense regional context, which the … Continue reading The EU’s Eastern neighbourhood: what do you do when your neighbours turn against you?

COP26: How the Middle East will Tackle Climate Change

David Vergara Schleich is a second year international relations student. He is German-Colombian and lived the majority of his life in Egypt. He is currently the Middle East Editor for IR Today, his interests lie particularly in revolutions and authoritarian states, as well as Middle Eastern geopolitics. This year’s COP26 conference on climate change is noticeably different for a variety of reasons— not least because … Continue reading COP26: How the Middle East will Tackle Climate Change