Defence, energy and cyber security: the areas where ‘Global Britain’  needs to think strategically 

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 former British prime minister Harold Macmillan famously quipped, that what shapes the direction of foreign policy are “events, dear boy, events”. Since the advent of Brexit, Britain has had a chance to … Continue reading Defence, energy and cyber security: the areas where ‘Global Britain’  needs to think strategically 

Cybersecurity and Economic Espionage: The Case of Chinese Investments in the Middle East

By Sharon Magen, a master’s student at SciencesPo in the field of International Security. Introduction The recent usage of emerging technologies for purposes of cyber-attacks or acts of cyber-espionage and the subsequent threat posed to the national security interests of governments in the economic sphere specifically is the cornerstone of this paper. Although many have referred to cyber security risks that are directly connected to the … Continue reading Cybersecurity and Economic Espionage: The Case of Chinese Investments in the Middle East

Thomas Rid on the Rise of The Machines

by Nico Seidman, 2nd year War Studies student and North America editor of IR Today, and Millie Radovic, 3rd year International Relations student and Chief Editor of IR Today.   Last week, we sat down with Professor Thomas Rid of the War Studies Department to discuss his new book, The Rise of the Machines: a Cybernetics History. Professor Rid’s insightful book begins in the 1940s … Continue reading Thomas Rid on the Rise of The Machines

The Dragon visits the land of Uncle Sam

By Yiming Yu, a Shanghai native currently studying International Relations at King’s College London.  When President Xi Jinping cited Sleepless in Seattle and The Old Man and the Sea in his inaugural visit to the United States, the kindness he portrayed attempted to wash over increasing hostilities in Sino-US relationship. Though Xi and Obama tried to create a façade of genuine friendship, the visit by … Continue reading The Dragon visits the land of Uncle Sam