Iran: Theocracy, Nuclear Ambitions and Human Rights

Thomas Graham 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. When identifying the cause of Middle-Eastern instability in the 21st century, all fingers point towards Iran. The Ayatollah’s regime has been described as nothing short of ‘religious fascism’ by, the former foreign minister of Canada, John … Continue reading Iran: Theocracy, Nuclear Ambitions and Human Rights

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?

Sectarianism reigning supreme? Lebanon’s 2022 Parliamentary elections

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.  The Lebanese government … Continue reading Sectarianism reigning supreme? Lebanon’s 2022 Parliamentary elections

What can State-Funded Media Responses to the Abraham Accords tell us about the MENA Region?

Thomas Graham 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 Gulf Arab rapprochement with Israel is a litmus test for the geopolitical changes happening within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) area. The signing of the Abraham Accords on 15 September 2020 saw … Continue reading What can State-Funded Media Responses to the Abraham Accords tell us about the MENA Region?

Political Instability in Pakistan

Lucas Blasco is a second year International Relations student from Spain, who is currently in an exchange year at the University of Hong Kong. During the past month he has developed a strong interest in the East Asia region, namely its economic development and the role of China in the XXIst century international order. During the past weeks, Pakistan has been in the spotlight due … Continue reading Political Instability in Pakistan

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: a potential shift of alliances in the Middle East?

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. The Russian invasion … Continue reading Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: a potential shift of alliances in the Middle East?

Pipeline politics in North Africa: when historical animosity leads to costly decisions

Radia Mernissi is an International Relations student, her Moroccan background make her particularly interested in North African politics and neo-imperialism. She is also passionate about International Law and its application to conflict and security. On the 24th of August 2021, Algeria officially declared it would cut diplomatic ties with its neighbouring country Morocco, stating that “the incessant hostile acts carried out by Morocco against Algeria have … Continue reading Pipeline politics in North Africa: when historical animosity leads to costly decisions

What does Israel’s rapprochement with the Gulf Arab states mean for the future of the MENA region?

Maria Jenkinson is a Policy Fellow of The Pinsker Centre, a campus-based think tank that facilitates discussion on global affairs and free speech. The views in this article are the author’s own. Israel and the Gulf Arab states have a history of oscillating between periods of relative calm and tension. We have recently passed a year and a half since the signing of the Abraham … Continue reading What does Israel’s rapprochement with the Gulf Arab states mean for the future of the MENA region?

Israel and Iran: bringing grey zone warfare out of the shadows?

Sarah Kuszynski is a graduate 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. The views expressed are the author’s own. Israel and Iran, once tentative allies, have now been major regional rivals for well over three decades. Since the Iranian revolution of 1979, Iran’s anti-Zionism has ballooned, … Continue reading Israel and Iran: bringing grey zone warfare out of the shadows?

Tunisia’s Troubled Experiment with Democracy

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 conferences, … Continue reading Tunisia’s Troubled Experiment with Democracy