Meet the IR Today Team

Meet the Editorial Team for IR Today:

Editor-in-Chief – Alessia Mazuelos 

Alessia Mazuelos is a Peruvian second year History and International Relations student at King’s College London with a semester abroad at University of California, Berkeley. Alessia is interested in international security, diplomacy, conflict management and strategy. 

Editorial Assistant – Selin Erdogan

Selin Erdogan is a Turkish second year Classical Studies student at King’s College London who is broadly interested in international relations, strategic communication and diplomacy. She is currently the editorial assistant to Alessia.

Asian Editor- Lucas Blasco


Lucas is a second year International Relations student from Spain, who is currently in an exchange year at the University of Hong Kong. During the past months, he has developed a very strong interest in the East Asia region, namely its economic development and the role of China in the XXIst century international order.

North American Editor – Amber Cummings

I’m a second year History and International Relations student with a passion for International Relations. I love reading, taking care of animals, and studying anything related to history! I wanted to be a North American editor because I wanted to share my passion for International Relations with others and possibly get others interested in the topic as well.

Latin American Editor – Emilio Faulkner

I am a second year IR student in the Department of War Studies. Due to my Honduran heritage I am motivated to take on the position of Latin America Editor for IR Today. I also believe Latin America is often understudied and disregarded in the study of IR. I am therefore excited to have the opportunity to fill this void and explore the region’s role in international affairs. As well as Latin America, my academic interests lie in the concepts of Grand Strategy, Statecraft and the recent re-emergence of major power rivalry on the global stage. 

European Editor – Marion Gabriel

Marion is a second-year International Relations student at King’s College London. With strong interests in diplomacy, strategy, and european politics broadly, she is currently the European editor of International Relations today.

Middle Eastern Editor – Celine Madaghjian

My name is Celine Madaghjian and I am a second year International Relations student at Kings College London. Understanding the implications of the region’s current and rapidly evolving politics is vital to our understanding of International Relations. Thus, I chose to be the MENA editor given my passion for analysing the sectarianism and geopolitics of the Middle East, as well as GCC relations with other states in the region. 

African Editor – Radia Mernissi 

I am Radia Mernissi a Moroccan International relations student. I am interested in International Law, democratisation in the MENA region and climate change issues. 

Social Media Officer – Ayah Al Bahar

My name is Ayah Al Bahar and im currently studying international relations. I am Palestinian Kuwaiti and I chose to study IR at King’s because it offers me the chance to learn about the way the international system functions. I am excited for my role as the social media officer with the IR today team because it will allow me to promote current affairs and important issues to our war studies department and also all other departments at King’s outside our university!

Political Theory & IR Officer – Marcell Lehoczky

My name is Marcell Lehoczky and I am a second year History and International Relations student. I am mostly interested in security, international law and I wanted to become Political Theory Officer to help apply theory to modern day issues.

Visaalakshi is a Second Year International Relations student at King’s from Bangalore, India with a passion for writing, sculpture, music and all things creative. Within academia, she has a strong interest in International Law and Foreign Policy, with a specific focus on Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention. When she’s not researching on this, she is usually cooking, sketching or reading.