Ukraine Crisis and Implication on US Involvement in Indo-Pacific

Shivam Tiwary is a graduate of Journalism from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has worked as Photography head in student-run E-newspaper PU-Mirror. His area of interest lies in India’s domestic politics, geopolitical risk analysis, internal security threats, and international events impacting India’s policies. He is pursuing his Masters in International Studies from Christ (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore. Currently, he is working as a Management Trainee … Continue reading Ukraine Crisis and Implication on US Involvement in Indo-Pacific

Assessing the short- and long-term impact of the Russo-Ukrainian war on geopolitics

Maria Jenkinson is a Policy Fellow of The Pinsker Centre, a campus-based think tank which facilitates discussion on global affairs and free speech. The views in this article are the author’s own. The Russian invasion of Ukraine was accurately predicted by Anglo-American intelligence services. Yet the strong and united reaction of the West, specifically Western Europe, was not predicted, nor was the war’s impact on … Continue reading Assessing the short- and long-term impact of the Russo-Ukrainian war on geopolitics

The Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese Expansionism, Debt Dependence and the Emergence of a New World Order?

Marina Barats is a Policy Fellow of The Pinsker Centre, a campus-based think tank which facilitates discussion on global affairs and free speech. The views in this article are the author’s own. Hillary Clinton once said that she did not “want her grandchildren to live in a world dominated by the Chinese [Communist Party]”. China’s rapid growth has increased the country’s economic and diplomatic influence. … Continue reading The Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese Expansionism, Debt Dependence and the Emergence of a New World Order?

What does the UAE stand to gain from joining the I2U2 and will its membership impact its relations with China?

Abdullah al-Wandawi is an MA candidate at KCL studying Politics and Economics of the Middle East. His interests lie in security studies and neoliberalism in the MENA region as well as the international relations of Gulf Cooperation Council member states. Alliances and partnerships within the Middle East have continually been shaped and re-shaped since the Arab Spring uprisings beginning in late 2010. Over the past … Continue reading What does the UAE stand to gain from joining the I2U2 and will its membership impact its relations with China?

NATO and the Asia Pacific

Lucas Blasco 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 month he has developed a strong interest in the East Asia region, namely its economic development and the role of China in the XXIst century international order. Last week, the Spanish capital city of Madrid hosted over 5000 … Continue reading NATO and the Asia Pacific

Analysing U.S.-China Relations with Regards to Taiwan in the aftermath of Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine

Amber Cummings is a second-year History and International Relations student and is also the North American editor. Originally coming from the United States, they are extremely passionate about this region. With special interests in security dilemmas and diplomacy between regions, Amber hopes that they can share their passion with others and possibly get others interested in the topic of international relations as well. China has … Continue reading Analysing U.S.-China Relations with Regards to Taiwan in the aftermath of Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine

China’s Long Hand: Is the Belt and Road Initiative purely an instrument of Chinese economic policy?

Marcell Lehoczky is a second year History and International Relations student. He is mostly interested in security and international law. Marcell wanted to become Political Theory Officer to help apply International Relations theory to modern day issues. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was introduced in 2013 by Chinese premier Xi Jinping and has become the centrepiece of the Chinese Communist Party’s foreign policy. It … Continue reading China’s Long Hand: Is the Belt and Road Initiative purely an instrument of Chinese economic policy?

The African debt trap: fact or myth?

Radia Mernissi is an International Relations student, her Moroccan background make her particularly interested in North African politics and neo-imperialism. She is also passionate about International Law and its application to conflict and security. China’s lending practices have progressively taken importance in Africa, and today, are active in 35 African nations. This article seeks to analyse and understand the advent of these lending policies and … Continue reading The African debt trap: fact or myth?

Defining the State of “Equilibrium” in the International Order: Emergence of the Beijing

Tejusvi Shukla served as a Research Assistant with the Centre for Land Warfare Studies between May 2019 and November 2020. Her area of research included India’s internal security with a special focus on Left-wing Extremism. Additionally, she has worked on India’s Medical Diplomacy and Cartographic Aggression. She graduated with a BA Programme degree in Economics and History from Miranda House, University of Delhi in 2019. … Continue reading Defining the State of “Equilibrium” in the International Order: Emergence of the Beijing

Security dilemma in the Southeast Asian region

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. You might see him competing for the KCL tennis team, or … Continue reading Security dilemma in the Southeast Asian region