Further rapprochement in the MENA region

Celine Madaghjian is a second year International Relations student at Kings College London. She believes that understanding the implications of the region’s current and rapidly evolving politics is vital to our understanding of International Relations. She is passionate about analysing the sectarianism and geopolitics of the Middle East, as well as the effects of GCC relations on the regional and international scale. Next month, Biden … Continue reading Further rapprochement in the MENA region

Iran: Theocracy, Nuclear Ambitions and Human Rights

Thomas Graham 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. When identifying the cause of Middle-Eastern instability in the 21st century, all fingers point towards Iran. The Ayatollah’s regime has been described as nothing short of ‘religious fascism’ by, the former foreign minister of Canada, John … Continue reading Iran: Theocracy, Nuclear Ambitions and Human Rights

What can State-Funded Media Responses to the Abraham Accords tell us about the MENA Region?

Thomas Graham 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 Gulf Arab rapprochement with Israel is a litmus test for the geopolitical changes happening within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) area. The signing of the Abraham Accords on 15 September 2020 saw … Continue reading What can State-Funded Media Responses to the Abraham Accords tell us about the MENA Region?

What does Israel’s rapprochement with the Gulf Arab states mean for the future of the MENA region?

Maria Jenkinson is a Policy Fellow of The Pinsker Centre, a campus-based think tank that facilitates discussion on global affairs and free speech. The views in this article are the author’s own. Israel and the Gulf Arab states have a history of oscillating between periods of relative calm and tension. We have recently passed a year and a half since the signing of the Abraham … Continue reading What does Israel’s rapprochement with the Gulf Arab states mean for the future of the MENA region?

Tunisia’s Troubled Experiment with Democracy

Nahla Mohamed is a second year History and International Relations at KCL. She comes from Cairo, Egypt, and has Egyptian-Sudanese heritage.Within her degree, her specific interests include the history and current affairs of the MENA region and Africa, the global history and pervasive economic, political and cultural legacy of colonialism, and the relationship between history and international politics. Her non-academic interests include writing, participation in Model United Nations conferences, … Continue reading Tunisia’s Troubled Experiment with Democracy

Why the Removal of Troops May Hinder the Peace and Negotiations Process in Afghanistan

By Prashasti Saxena, an international relations graduate from King’s College London who specialized in Conflicts and Security in the MENA region. As the US and NATO troops leave Afghanistan despite tensions being excruciating between the Afghani government and the Taliban, it is easy to confer that Afghanistan’s immediate challenge is security, therefore leaving welfare, human rights, development, etc., all coming long after that. This article … Continue reading Why the Removal of Troops May Hinder the Peace and Negotiations Process in Afghanistan

Lessons in Diplomatic Tightrope-Walking: Moroccan objectives and concerns in a post-COVID geopolitical environment

Archishman Ray Goswami is a second-year student studying the BA International Relations Programme. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the KCL Geopolitical Risk Society. In this final part of the Morocco series, he discusses Morocco’s relations with its neighbours – namely Algeria, Libya and Egypt, especially in the context of the ongoing conflicts and complex politics characterising modern geostrategy in the region. The essay concludes … Continue reading Lessons in Diplomatic Tightrope-Walking: Moroccan objectives and concerns in a post-COVID geopolitical environment

Lessons in Diplomatic Tightrope-Walking: Moroccan objectives and concerns in a post-COVID geopolitical environment

Archishman Ray Goswami is a second-year student studying the BA International Relations Programme. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the KCL Geopolitical Risk Society. In Part Four of this series, he looks at the options that Morocco still has to grow as a power in the MENA region as a result of its relations with Israel and Turkey. This series discusses Morocco’s foreign policy in … Continue reading Lessons in Diplomatic Tightrope-Walking: Moroccan objectives and concerns in a post-COVID geopolitical environment

The new wave of protests in Middle East: Is 2019 seeing a new Arab Spring?

Aïcha El Alaoui is a second-year International Relations Student from Morocco. Her article examines the debate on the return of the Arab Spring in the light of the 2019 protests which took over the MENA region. Aïcha follows current affairs on a regular basis but has a special interest in the MENA region.   Iraqi Protesters have been demonstrating since October 1st, leaving 319 people … Continue reading The new wave of protests in Middle East: Is 2019 seeing a new Arab Spring?

Morocco: An African champion of renewable energy

Aïcha El Alaoui is a second-year International Relations Student from Morocco. Her article focuses on recent initiatives and projects undertaken by Morocco in the field of Sustainable Development. Aïcha follows current affairs on a regular basis but has a special interest in the MENA region. On August 29th 2019, Morocco’s efforts on the renewable energy front were lauded at the Tokyo International Conference for African … Continue reading Morocco: An African champion of renewable energy