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 

The EU’s Eastern neighbourhood: what do you do when your neighbours turn against you?

Born and raised in Romania, Sebastian Baciu is a second-year International Relations student whose main interests lie in the field of European Affairs, cultural diplomacy and environmental issues. He enjoys writing, photography and volunteering. The EU’s place in the world is being challenged on all fronts. The recent migrant crisis orchestrated by Belarus at Poland’s borders is a clear sign of an increasingly tense regional context, which the … Continue reading The EU’s Eastern neighbourhood: what do you do when your neighbours turn against you?

The Canadian conundrum: End of Canada’s airstrikes and the rise of grand strategy

by Nicolas Seidman, a first-year War Studies student at King’s College London. The saying goes – give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. The Canadian government has ceased all airstrikes against ISIS in order to focus on, what it sees, as more effective means to increase long term … Continue reading The Canadian conundrum: End of Canada’s airstrikes and the rise of grand strategy

The Great Tragedy of Good Intentions

By David Vallance who is a second year War Studies and History student at King’s College London. At the Diet of Worms in 1521, Martin Luther, speaking out against the corruption and injustices of the Catholic Church, said in defence of his pronouncements in the Ninety Five Theses, “Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise”. The romanticism of this courageous statement was soon lost as … Continue reading The Great Tragedy of Good Intentions