Meet the IR Today Team

Meet the Editorial Team for IR Today:

Editor-in-Chief – Will Marshall 


Will Marshall is a Third Year International Relations student at King’s College London. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IR Today, having joined the team previously as the MENA Editor.

Editorial Assistant – Paakhi Bhatnagar 


Paakhi Bhatnagar is a Second Year International Relations student at King’s College London. She is the Editorial Assistant for IR Today and the Copy Editor for Strife Journal. She also writes for London Student as the City News Editor.

East-Asia and the Pacific Editor – Louis Hobbs Martin


Louis is a final year Ba. International Relations student at King’s College London. Having lived in Hong Kong for five years, he has developed a strong interest for China and East Asia. He also writes for Sensus as Co-Editor in Chief.

North American Editor – Aleksandr George


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.

South & Central Asia Editor – Yashaswinee Raje Singh


Yashaswinee is a third year BA International Relations student at King’s. She currently serves as the South & Central Asia Editor for IR Today. She is also the President of the KCL South Asia Development Society.

Latin America Editor – Marie Ascencio 


Marie is a second year BA International Relations student at King’s College London. In addition to Latin America, she has a strong interest in Canadian, Spanish and Russian history and politics. She also writes in the Blog “El Cortao” from the Latin American Society at King’s College London and is the current Editor in Chief.

Europe Editor – Matias Salo


Matias Salo is a second year International Relations student at King’s. He is the current Europe Editor for IR Today. He is also the Defence and Diplomacy Editor for King’s Think Tank.

Multimedia Editor – Valentina Buccoliero


Valentina is a Brazilian-Italian 3rd year International Relations student. She’s excited to be launching IR Today’s YouTube channel and make videos about varied IR-related topics.

Digital Media Editor – Anna Huang


Anna Huang is the Digital Media Editor alongside Valentina. “I am really excited to be producing content for the Youtube page especially because it is such a unique and new endeavour!”

Staff Writer: Mengtao Zhao


Mengtao is a second year student, studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics with a focus on global energy and international relations. He is also serving as the KCLSU International Finance Network Organizer and research assistant at Department of Political Economy.

Staff Writer: Nicolae Andronic


Nicolae Andronic is a second year IR student at King’s from Romania. His interests in the IR field range from broader ones, like the changes in the structure of the international system, to more specific ones, like the dynamics of various regions.

Staff Writer: Paula Arrus 


Paula is a second year IR student from Peru with a strong interest in Latin American politics and economics. She enjoys writing thought-provoking pieces about current affairs and the future of our world. She is extremely passionate about football too and supports the greatest club in England: Manchester City.

Staff Writer: ByeongKyu Jun (Colin)


Colin is a Korean student studying BA International Relations as a Year 1 student. He has lived in East Asia – South Korea and China – for his entire life, and thus, is strongly interested in East Asian politics and diplomacy. He is also interested in exploring the global issues that impacts the rest of the world!

Staff Writer: Aïcha El Alaoui 

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Aïcha El Alaoui is a second-year International Relations Student from Morocco and Canada. Her bicultural background allows her to explore international affairs through different perspectives, combining sources given her fluency in five languages. She has a special interest in the MENA region and in interdisciplinary research.