Biden and Putin in Geneva: beginning of a new era?

This article had been written in anticipation of the Biden-Putin summit but due to logistical issues it could not have been published earlier.  Magdalena is a second year International Relations student at King’s College London. Thanks to her international experiences she has gained awareness of different countries’ perspectives. She has a wide range of interests including migration, populism, diplomacy and foreign policymaking. As the bilateral relationship between … Continue reading Biden and Putin in Geneva: beginning of a new era?

Russian disinformation in the post-truth age: Lessons from the 2020 US Presidential Elections

By Paakhi Bhatnager Post-truth is not a novel phenomenon; subjectivity and bias have always influenced the way information is disseminated and reality is perceived. However, the term has gained significance in the aftermath of the 2016 US elections. Indeed, it  is owing to the increasing use of technology and the consequent easier availability of conflicting ideas and opinions that post-truth has surfaced as a buzzword … Continue reading Russian disinformation in the post-truth age: Lessons from the 2020 US Presidential Elections

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

Biden’s first 100 days as President: Inheriting a Broken Immigration System

Hanna Pham is a 2nd year War Studies student from the United States but grew up moving around Asia. Her interests range from the cultural and political identity of the Asian-American diaspora to the role that euphemisms and language play in American political discourse. Her writing can also be found in Strand Magazine and Roar News. When not writing, she can be found in the kitchen, perfecting … Continue reading Biden’s first 100 days as President: Inheriting a Broken Immigration System

The COVID Pivot: Why the West stopped listening?

Marcus is a final year International Relations student and the East Asia Regional Editor for KCL International Relations Today. He currently serves as the President & Senior Editor at King’s College London Geopolitical Risk Society. His research interests include historical and modern-day imperialism, British imperial policy and decolonisation movements in the postwar period. Read more of his work here. Following Asia’s ongoing successes of managing … Continue reading The COVID Pivot: Why the West stopped listening?

Trump Schism: The Future of Trumpism in America

Jay Aleksandr George is a third year student at Kings College London, he is also the North America editor for IR Today.  After an excruciatingly long and anxiety-inducing election week, Joe Biden was finally declared the winner of the 2020 United States presidential election. Unfortunately for his supporters, however, it doesn’t appear that Trump intends to leave office as gracefully as lame ducks before him. Protests … Continue reading Trump Schism: The Future of Trumpism in America

Police Violence and Inexcusable Silence: Outrage in America

Gabrielle Heal is a second year International Relations student at KCL and a staff writer for IR Today. With the words “I can’t breathe,” and the murder of a man by the name of George Floyd, American society has erupted. An epidemic of police brutality, racism, and inequality—which has festered continuously throughout American history—is reasserting itself as the most dangerous internal adversity the country faces. … Continue reading Police Violence and Inexcusable Silence: Outrage in America

Book Review: “The Light That Failed: Why the West Is Losing the Fight for Democracy”

In a two-part piece series, second-year IR students and IR Today staff writers Sebastian Beyenburg and Maximilian Tkocz critically evaluate the deeply insightful book: ”The Light that Failed: Why the West is Losing the Fight for Democracy”   Read the first installation here: https://irtodayblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/01/book-review-the-light-that-failed-why-the-west-is-losing-the-fight-for-democracy/   Part 2 Last week- in the first part of our book review- we looked at Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes’ analysis of … Continue reading Book Review: “The Light That Failed: Why the West Is Losing the Fight for Democracy”

Book Review: “The Light That Failed: Why the West Is Losing the Fight for Democracy”

In a two-part piece series, second-year IR students and IR Today staff writers Sebastian Beyenburg and Maximilian Tkocz critically evaluate the deeply insightful book: ”The Light that Failed: Why the West is Losing the Fight for Democracy” Part 1 To many, the coronavirus pandemic has laid open the faults and issues in our system. While most of these concerns have been bubbling under the surface for years, … Continue reading Book Review: “The Light That Failed: Why the West Is Losing the Fight for Democracy”

The ‘Unstringing’ of a ‘String of Pearls’ – Part Three: The Hoax of ASEAN Collectivity?

Marcus is a final year International Relations student and the former East Asia Regional Editor for KCL International Relations Today. He previously served as the President & Senior Editor at King’s College London Geopolitical Risk Society. His research interests include historical and modern-day imperialism, British imperial policy and decolonisation movements in the postwar period. Read more of his work here. SIX PART SERIES: THE ‘UNSTRINGING’ OF … Continue reading The ‘Unstringing’ of a ‘String of Pearls’ – Part Three: The Hoax of ASEAN Collectivity?