Israel between the United States and China: Strategic Ties and Tensions

Sarah Kuszynski is a recent postgraduate student of Durham University, with an interest in global security, technology and Middle Eastern affairs. She is also passionate about the promotion of free speech on campuses. As Israel enters a new era of relations with the Gulf nations following the Abraham Accords, there is another challenge that Israel should not neglect – China. Israel’s increasing ties with and … Continue reading Israel between the United States and China: Strategic Ties and Tensions

The United States is leaving Afghanistan: What happens next?

Eliza Guinness is a first 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. It is right to question the American presence in Afghanistan, and for many who do, they wonder why the U.S. … Continue reading The United States is leaving Afghanistan: What happens next?

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?

A Crash Course on Biden’s Middle East Foreign Policy: Continuity or Change?

David Vergara Schleich is a second-year International Relations student in the War Studies Department at King’s College London, particularly interested in current affairs in the Middle East as well as international political economy andeconomic development. One month into the Biden Presidency and our understanding of US foreign policy in the Middle East for the next four years becomes progressively clearer —not brighter. Although the domestic policy discontinuities … Continue reading A Crash Course on Biden’s Middle East Foreign Policy: Continuity or Change?

Yemen: A Forgotten Humanitarian Catastrophe

Chloe is a second year International Relations student at King’s College London. She is the Editorial Assistant of IR Today. How did the crisis in Yemen start? Yemen’s story is that of a divided and deeply unstable country that has been ravaged by conflict in a bloody civil war which has been going on for decades, but deeply intensified in 2014. To understand the events … Continue reading Yemen: A Forgotten Humanitarian Catastrophe

Lessons in Diplomatic Tightrope-Walking: Moroccan objectives and concerns in a post-COVID geopolitical environment

Archishman Ray Goswami is a second-year student studying the BA International Relations Programme. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the KCL Geopolitical Risk Society. In this final part of the Morocco series, he discusses Morocco’s relations with its neighbours – namely Algeria, Libya and Egypt, especially in the context of the ongoing conflicts and complex politics characterising modern geostrategy in the region. The essay concludes … Continue reading Lessons in Diplomatic Tightrope-Walking: Moroccan objectives and concerns in a post-COVID geopolitical environment

Lessons in Diplomatic Tightrope-Walking: Moroccan objectives and concerns in a post-COVID geopolitical environment

Archishman Ray Goswami is a second-year student studying the BA International Relations Programme. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the KCL Geopolitical Risk Society. In Part Four of this series, he looks at the options that Morocco still has to grow as a power in the MENA region as a result of its relations with Israel and Turkey. This series discusses Morocco’s foreign policy in … Continue reading Lessons in Diplomatic Tightrope-Walking: Moroccan objectives and concerns in a post-COVID geopolitical environment

Lessons in Diplomatic Tightrope-Walking: Moroccan objectives and concerns in a post-COVID geopolitical environment

Archishman Ray Goswami is a second-year student studying the BA International Relations Programme. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the KCL Geopolitical Risk Society. In Part Three of this series, he looks at Morocco’s considerations regarding regional conflicts and how that places her vis-à-vis Iran, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. This series discusses Morocco’s foreign policy in a post-Coronavirus world and looks at her relations … Continue reading Lessons in Diplomatic Tightrope-Walking: Moroccan objectives and concerns in a post-COVID geopolitical environment

Israel’s Annexation of the West Bank, Covid-19, Netanyahu, Trump, and More.

David Vergara is a first year International Relations student and the MENA regional editor for IR Today. You have probably read the news headlines in recent days. Those who haven’t, may vaguely remember swiping through Instagram stories of hashtags and maps relating to the conflict. The point is, chances are you have noticed the resurgence of the Israeli-Palestinian issue in the news. The time has … Continue reading Israel’s Annexation of the West Bank, Covid-19, Netanyahu, Trump, and More.