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

Lessons in Diplomatic Tightrope-Walking Pt 2: 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 Pt 2: Moroccan objectives and concerns in a post-COVID geopolitical environment

Lessons in Diplomatic Tightrope-Walking Pt 1: Moroccan objectives and concerns in a post-COVID geopolitical environment

In the era of COVID-19, it is worth recollecting that nowhere will the pandemic’s geopolitical impact be felt more than in North Africa. As international attention refocuses onto the MENA region in a post-Covid age, Morocco -a significant political player in this theatre- may become a flashpoint of regional geostrategy. Continue reading Lessons in Diplomatic Tightrope-Walking Pt 1: Moroccan objectives and concerns in a post-COVID geopolitical environment

How “the COVID-19 excuse” leaves many at risk in the Mediterranean

Isabelle Bienfait is a second-year International Relations student at KCL. She is  interested in the nexus between conflict and human rights, with a particular focus on migration.  Ninety-one percent of the global population is living in countries where full or partial restrictions are imposed on its borders due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.[1]This has dire consequences … Continue reading How “the COVID-19 excuse” leaves many at risk in the Mediterranean

End Game in Syria? Not so fast…The Worst could be yet to come.

Source: https://www.pri.org/stories/2014-04-29/three-reasons-why-syrias-civil-war-has-no-end-sight Will Marshall is a 1st year International Relations undergraduate student at King’s College London and MENA Editor for International Relations Today. As the Syrian Civil War entered its seventh gruelling year – some audacious statesmen, journalists and commentators had tentatively begun to suggest that the bloody conflict, which has claimed as many as 470,000 lives and involved, in some form or another, almost … Continue reading End Game in Syria? Not so fast…The Worst could be yet to come.

Aleppo and Military Intervention: Could it have been done?

William Reynolds is a 2nd year undergraduate studying War Studies in the department of War Studies. From a British Armed Forces background, William follows the military capabilities of the West and the security issues in the Middle East with great interest, placing special emphasis on COIN and the experiences of individuals on the ground. William as worked as a Research Fellow for Dr Whetham in … Continue reading Aleppo and Military Intervention: Could it have been done?

ISIS Inc.

Andrei Mateescu is a Bucharest based young professional in the area of International Affairs. He recently finished his BA in Economics at the University of Economic Studies of Bucharest with great interest in Political Economy. Currently he is working for a Political Marketing firm.   This week, on the anniversary of 9/11, sorrow, grief, and tears for the passed roam the world as we remember … Continue reading ISIS Inc.

A Pyrrhic Victory on Syria’s Diplomatic Front

by Lincoln Pigman, a student of War Studies at King’s College London and an organising member of KCL MENA Forum.   Nine months after Russia took the West aback with its entry into the Syrian conflict, the United States finally changed its tune, proposing an unprecedented level of military cooperation with Russia: coordinated attacks on Jabhat al-Nusra in exchange for the grounding of Syria’s air … Continue reading A Pyrrhic Victory on Syria’s Diplomatic Front

Zionism is not detached from the suppression of Palestinian Nationhood

By Abdullah Qaiser, a first year History student Within the recent weeks, there has been much debate on the ambiguous line between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. Much of the discussion was fuelled by the election of Malia Bouattia as the new NUS President. Her comments on Birmingham University as a ‘Zionist outpost’ has left much to the imagination to whether she was referring to ‘Zionists’ or … Continue reading Zionism is not detached from the suppression of Palestinian Nationhood