China’s Long Hand: Is the Belt and Road Initiative purely an instrument of Chinese economic policy?

Marcell Lehoczky is a second year History and International Relations student. He is mostly interested in security and international law. Marcell wanted to become Political Theory Officer to help apply International Relations theory to modern day issues. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was introduced in 2013 by Chinese premier Xi Jinping and has become the centrepiece of the Chinese Communist Party’s foreign policy. It … Continue reading China’s Long Hand: Is the Belt and Road Initiative purely an instrument of Chinese economic policy?

Explaining and Understanding EU Foreign Policy: the case of Navalny’s poisoning

Matti Spåra is a second year international relations student at King’s College London. He is the IR Theory editor for IR Today. Matti is also a research assistant in the Department of European and International Studies and Co President of the War Studies society. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this essay is to understand the European Union (EU) as a foreign policy actor. It contends that … Continue reading Explaining and Understanding EU Foreign Policy: the case of Navalny’s poisoning