How International Relations can encourage domestic prosperity: Freeports and SEZs.

Will Elliott is a staff writer for IR Today as well as a third year Classics student at KCL with an internship at the Cabinet Office in Whitehall. His interests include politics and diplomacy; in particular British foreign policy and the political interaction between European countries. Airports, seaports and national frontiers are fundamental to global integration and international development. Indeed, the ongoing project of globalisation … Continue reading How International Relations can encourage domestic prosperity: Freeports and SEZs.

Towards IR 2.0: International relations, the internet and new political actors

Marcus Woodcock is a Franco-British second year International Relations student at King’s College London. He is interested in the role of the internet in shaping far right ideology and Contemporary Security Issues. International Relations has frequently been described as a “field in crisis”.[1]Wedged between the holy trinity of realism, liberalism and constructivism and its post-modern critics, theory building in IR never ventures far from its … Continue reading Towards IR 2.0: International relations, the internet and new political actors

Securitising COVID-19: is it just about a Virus?

Marcus Woodcock is a Franco-British second year International Relations student at King’s College London. He is interested in Central African affairs and Constructivist approaches to Contemporary Security Issues. It is easy to lose focus on exactly how COVID-19 has led to such a drastic political response worldwide. Why, when, how, and who decided that COVID-19 was a threat (or not)? More importantly, what are the … Continue reading Securitising COVID-19: is it just about a Virus?

How will Coronavirus reshape Human Security?

The potential abuse of Mass Surveillance as a political tool would not have a uniform impact on the International System. In a recent Financial Times article ‘The World after Coronavirus’, the Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari had raised significant concerns regarding Human Security in the face of mass surveillance technologies used to tackle the global spread of COVID-19. While he affirmed that: “yes, the storm will pass, … Continue reading How will Coronavirus reshape Human Security?

How coronavirus is an existential threat to our democracies

Camilla Kristensen is a 1st year International Relations student, who is as passionate about equality and social mobility as she is addicted to coffee.   If security is defined as not being in danger of having to sacrifice our values, then COVID-19 is an existential threat to our democracies.  As of the 30th of March, COVID-19 has reached more than 700,000 cases in at least … Continue reading How coronavirus is an existential threat to our democracies

A New Global Order in the making

Paula Arrus is a second year International Relations student at King’s College London and a Staff Writer for International Relations Today. The Coronavirus pandemic has taken over every aspect of human life. As most news outlets around the world report bleak information daily, we have seemed to forget that every crisis shapes history and with it come great opportunities for people to innovate and prevent … Continue reading A New Global Order in the making

Coronavirus and Least Developed countries: the nightmare of handling a pandemic in the poorest economies of the world

Ana Cantó is a first year student in International Relations at King ́s. She is passionate about social justice, climate change and sustainable development, with a particular interest in emerging economies. Unprecedented. This is the word that has been probably most used by journalists, politicians, and policymakers to describe the outbreak of Coronavirus. What started as a local health concern in Wuhan has become a global pandemic, … Continue reading Coronavirus and Least Developed countries: the nightmare of handling a pandemic in the poorest economies of the world

Beyond 2020 – the Past and the Next 50 Years of the NTP: Niranjan Jose

Niranjan Jose is a third-year law student pursuing BBA LLB from NLUO. He is a national level debater with a keen interest in International Relations. At law school, Jose has exposed himself to a variety of subjects such as Contemporary International Politics, International Monetary Economics, and International Trade law. He has presented papers at the 5th International Conference on Social Sciences 2018 and 7th International … Continue reading Beyond 2020 – the Past and the Next 50 Years of the NTP: Niranjan Jose

Artificial Intelligence: The Key to Political Success in a Post-truth Age

Mahin Nasir is a third-year BEng Biomedical Engineering student at King’s College London and President of KCL Engineering Society. Her article stems from her personal interest in the applications of artificial intelligence and assesses the challenge the Fourth Industrial Revolution poses to liberal democracy, with a particular focus on the upcoming 2020 U.S. Presidential Elections. ‘Red bus yellow bus’  is a very famous and known … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence: The Key to Political Success in a Post-truth Age