What does NATO’s Nordic expansion mean for Europe and the world?

Marion Gabriel 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. As recent developments in Eastern Europe showed, the noose is tightening around Russia. On 15th and 16th May, the leaders of Finland and Sweden confirmed their intention to join the NATO organisation. This … Continue reading What does NATO’s Nordic expansion mean for Europe and the world?

Historically neutral Helsinki and Stockholm may consider joining NATO following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Caroline Bouisse is a second-year History and International Relations student at King’s College London. She is passionate about American and European politics and geopolitics. NATO membership for Finland and Sweden would have significant repercussions, and European security warned Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. For her part, Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said that the decision would be taken “in the next few weeks”. However, … Continue reading Historically neutral Helsinki and Stockholm may consider joining NATO following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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

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?

Israel and Iran: bringing grey zone warfare out of the shadows?

Sarah Kuszynski is a graduate of Durham University, with an interest in global security, technology and Middle Eastern affairs. She is also passionate about the promotion of free speech on campuses. The views expressed are the author’s own. Israel and Iran, once tentative allies, have now been major regional rivals for well over three decades. Since the Iranian revolution of 1979, Iran’s anti-Zionism has ballooned, … Continue reading Israel and Iran: bringing grey zone warfare out of the shadows?

NATO, Ukraine, & The Bear: What does Russia want from its latest troop increase on Ukraine’s border?

Eliza Guinness is a second year IR student at King’s College London. She is passionate about international affairs, economics, and language. She is also a sailor and lover of books and journalism who grew up learning from different cultures and points of view through travel. As some 100,000 Russian troops amass on the border with Ukraine, tanks, trenches and all, western leaders are forced to … Continue reading NATO, Ukraine, & The Bear: What does Russia want from its latest troop increase on Ukraine’s border?

David vs Goliath: Taipei’s alternative to the Belt & Road Initiative in Africa

Noah Trowbridge is a third year International Relations student in the Department of War Studies. He is the current Latin America Editor for IR Today, conducts political risk advisal for London Politica and leads the King’s Think Tank’s Defence & Diplomacy Policy Centre. He notably covers security developments across Sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia. Since the launch of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) in … Continue reading David vs Goliath: Taipei’s alternative to the Belt & Road Initiative in Africa

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

Taiwan in the World Post-Covid: Alone at Sea?

By Veronica Burgstaller, a recent MA graduate from KU Leuven, Belgium in European Studies, where she focused in particular on European foreign affairs and Europe-Asia relations. She received a BA in International Studies from Leiden University with Chinese language. Previously she also lived and worked in Seoul, South Korea for three years. As half Indonesian and half Austrian, she has spent most of her live … Continue reading Taiwan in the World Post-Covid: Alone at Sea?

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