Biden and Putin in Geneva: beginning of a new era?

This article had been written in anticipation of the Biden-Putin summit but due to logistical issues it could not have been published earlier.  Magdalena is a second year International Relations student at King’s College London. Thanks to her international experiences she has gained awareness of different countries’ perspectives. She has a wide range of interests including migration, populism, diplomacy and foreign policymaking. As the bilateral relationship between … Continue reading Biden and Putin in Geneva: beginning of a new era?

Missiles, Blood and Diplomacy: How blind support for Israel will never end the never-ending conflict

Leander Hatzigrigoriou is a 2nd Year International Relations student at King’s College London. Growing up in the EU’s capital, Brussels, the EU’s internal and foreign affairs have always been in his interests with a special focus on its relations with the United States and the Middle East. Saturday the 15th of May 2021 marks the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, or the “Great Catastrophe”. The … Continue reading Missiles, Blood and Diplomacy: How blind support for Israel will never end the never-ending conflict

The Global Refugee Crisis: Sate Complicity in Refugees’ Plight?

Nahla Mohamed is a second year History and International Relations at KCL. She comes from Cairo, Egypt, and has Egyptian-Sudanese heritage. Within her degree, her specific interests include the history and current affairs of the MENA region and Africa, the global history and pervasive economic, political and cultural legacy of colonialism, and the relationship between history and international politics. Her non-academic interests include writing, participation in Model United Nations … Continue reading The Global Refugee Crisis: Sate Complicity in Refugees’ Plight?

Volunteering in Light of Covid-19

Grace Moucharafieh is a second-year BA International Relations student. She is passionate about history, global affairs, human rights and world politics. Her multinational background and experiences with NGOs give her an acute outlook on global and current events. She is passionate about theatre, rugby and cooking. All the volunteers at the Newtown mass Vaccination Centre in Wales agree that the personal benefits of volunteering far … Continue reading Volunteering in Light of Covid-19

The European Union at a crossroads: Has the EU lost track of its development policy?

Andoni Hormaza is a 3rd year International Relations student from Spain. His interests include international development, global migration and international law. He is also passionate about music, photography and writing. 2020 was supposed to be a pivotal year for the EU, with the 6thsummit between the African Union and the EU taking place in October. The Summit would have constituted an opportunity for the EU … Continue reading The European Union at a crossroads: Has the EU lost track of its development policy?

More Than Just an Energy Transition: The construction of a new Scottish identity

Gabrielle is a 3rd year International Relations student from Houston, Texas. Her interests include geopolitical risk, the energy transition, and the link between environmental policy and human rights. She is passionate about writing approachable content on current global affairs. Scotland’s laudable shift to renewable energy is one that environmental research scientist Shana Lee Hirsch describes as “uncommonly successful and bold,” and one that will no … Continue reading More Than Just an Energy Transition: The construction of a new Scottish identity

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?

Belarus, the forgotten country inside Europe

Sebastian Baciu is a second year IR student at King’s. He has joined IR Today as editor for European affairs and also writes for the news section of the student-led newspaper, Roar News. He is mainly interested in European integration, the social, economic and cultural contrast between the East and the West and the language, thought and manipulation of populist parties. The energy of 1989 … Continue reading Belarus, the forgotten country inside Europe

The Final Remnants of Dictatorship in Europe?: Eyes on Belarus

Gabrielle is a 3rd year International Relations student from Houston, Texas. Her interests include geopolitical risk, the energy transition, and the link between environmental policy and human rights. She is passionate about writing approachable content on current global affairs. Introduction A 73-year-old great-grandmother, an English teacher turned opposition leader, and Europe’s longest standing ruler are some of the faces of the ongoing unrest in Belarus. … Continue reading The Final Remnants of Dictatorship in Europe?: Eyes on Belarus

Is the EU’s migration policy in the Central Mediterranean doomed?

Andoni Hormaza is a 2nd year International Relations student from Spain. His interests include international development, global migration and international law. He is also passionate about music, photography and writing. The economic and health cost of Covid-19 has eclipsed the plight of migrants in the Mediterranean. Back in May, an article published on IR Today showed how the current crisis has exacerbated the perilous situation in … Continue reading Is the EU’s migration policy in the Central Mediterranean doomed?