India and the International Solar Alliance

Niranjan Jose is a third-year law student pursuing BBA LLB from National Law University Odisha (NLUO). He is a national level debater with a keen interest in International Relations. He has presented papers at the Fifth International Conference on Social Sciences 2018 and Seventh International Conference on Asian Studies 2019 on the topics “Saudi-Iranian Cold War: Analysis and Implications” and “Turkey: Regional aspirations in the … Continue reading India and the International Solar Alliance

‘’Doors are open… take your share’’: European Consequences of Erdogan’s use of migrants as diplomatic levers

Chloe is a first year IR student at KCL. She is extremely passionate about international affairs. Furthermore, her multicultural background allows her to tackle international issues through different perspectives. In 2015, the influx of 1 million refugees fleeing to Europe from war-torn Syria generated chaos and uncertainty amongst the European Union’s member states. The question of who should bear responsibility for the new arrivals and … Continue reading ‘’Doors are open… take your share’’: European Consequences of Erdogan’s use of migrants as diplomatic levers

Political Profiles – Adel Al-Jubeir: the Diplomat Who Links Saudi Arabia to the West

Mengtao Zhao is in his second year studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He was invited to visit Saudi Arabia in September 2019, where he met with HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal, HH Prince Abdullah Al-Saud, and leaders of industries. He also has extensive internship experiences in private, public, legal, and academic sectors. Mengtao is a staff writer at IR Today and an editor at KCL Dialogue magazine.  Education … Continue reading Political Profiles – Adel Al-Jubeir: the Diplomat Who Links Saudi Arabia to the West

Political profiles – Sebastian Kurz: Future leader of Europe?

Mengtao Zhao is in his second year studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics with a focus on global energy industry, the Middle East, and East Asia. He previously received education in China and the United States. Mengtao has extensive internship experiences at public, legal, private, and academic sectors and he is currently a legal intern at a prestigious law firm. He is also a remote intern … Continue reading Political profiles – Sebastian Kurz: Future leader of Europe?

Argentina’s ticking debt cycle

Paula Arrus is a second year International Relations student at King’s College London and a Staff Writer for International Relations Today. Image source: https://www.ft.com/content/9161f0c0-caff-11e9-a1f4-3669401ba76f In the past, sovereign defaults in emerging markets were mainly associated with financial crisis in the rich world as the former were practically unable to shield themselves from the latter’s spillover effects. However, now sovereign defaults have been influenced by a … Continue reading Argentina’s ticking debt cycle

‘A rapist in your path’: Protesting Rape Culture in Latin America

Maria Ascencio is a second year International Relations student at King’s College London. She is the Latin America Editor at International Relations Today and the Editor in Chief for the Latin American Society’s Blog “El Cortao”. The following article is based on academic research and personal experiences.   Some of them carry posters that read the names of victims, some of them wear what we … Continue reading ‘A rapist in your path’: Protesting Rape Culture in Latin America

A Disunited Kingdom: Foreign Policy in Post-Brexit Britain

Will Marshall is a third-year BA International Relations student and Editor-in-Chief of International Relations Today. His latest article seeks to shed light on the concept of ‘Global Britain’ and the formulation of a Post-Brexit Foreign Policy in a Disunited Kingdom. Last week’s landslide Conservative majority in Britain’s third election in four years comes as a light at the end of the tunnel for those pining … Continue reading A Disunited Kingdom: Foreign Policy in Post-Brexit Britain

US Presidential Elections 2020: The Fight for the Right to Face Off Against Trump

 Callaghan O’Hare. Bloomberg. © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP. Aleksandr George is a Second Year International Relations student at King’s College London. He is the North American regional editor for IR Today, and he is particularly interested in writing about the political power of fundamentalist religious groups. On Wednesday, the remaining Democratic primary candidates once again had the opportunity to garner the support of the American … Continue reading US Presidential Elections 2020: The Fight for the Right to Face Off Against Trump

The Geo-Political Implications of Turkey’s operations in Northeast Syria

Ghada Al-Thani is the Middle East and North Africa Editor for IR Today and an International Relations student at King’s College London.  Earlier in October, United State’s President Donald Trump announced the removal of U.S. troops stationed at the northeast border of Syria, allowing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to announce an offensive against Kurdish forces in the area. Reports have emerged that Trump did … Continue reading The Geo-Political Implications of Turkey’s operations in Northeast Syria

Sudan’s Uprising: Deal or No Deal?

Liena El-Lahawi is a first year BA International Relations student at King’s College London, and the Sub-Saharan Africa Editor for IR Today. Her article explores the recently agreed upon power-sharing agreement in her native Sudan and the future challenges the nation may face in implementing this accord. Sudan Uprising: Deal or No Deal? Following months of incessant negotiations between the military council and civilian representatives, … Continue reading Sudan’s Uprising: Deal or No Deal?