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

The United States is leaving Afghanistan: What happens next?

Eliza Guinness is a first 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. It is right to question the American presence in Afghanistan, and for many who do, they wonder why the U.S. … Continue reading The United States is leaving Afghanistan: What happens next?

Biden’s first 100 days as President: Inheriting a Broken Immigration System

Hanna Pham is a 2nd year War Studies student from the United States but grew up moving around Asia. Her interests range from the cultural and political identity of the Asian-American diaspora to the role that euphemisms and language play in American political discourse. Her writing can also be found in Strand Magazine and Roar News. When not writing, she can be found in the kitchen, perfecting … Continue reading Biden’s first 100 days as President: Inheriting a Broken Immigration System

Lessons in Diplomatic Tightrope-Walking Pt 1: Moroccan objectives and concerns in a post-COVID geopolitical environment

In the era of COVID-19, it is worth recollecting that nowhere will the pandemic’s geopolitical impact be felt more than in North Africa. As international attention refocuses onto the MENA region in a post-Covid age, Morocco -a significant political player in this theatre- may become a flashpoint of regional geostrategy. Continue reading Lessons in Diplomatic Tightrope-Walking Pt 1: Moroccan objectives and concerns in a post-COVID geopolitical environment

A New Global Order in the making

Paula Arrus is a second year International Relations student at King’s College London and a Staff Writer for International Relations Today. The Coronavirus pandemic has taken over every aspect of human life. As most news outlets around the world report bleak information daily, we have seemed to forget that every crisis shapes history and with it come great opportunities for people to innovate and prevent … Continue reading A New Global Order in the making

The Democrats versus Trump: what should be their focus leading up to 2020 elections?

In the the recent installation of IR Today Perspectives, second-year students Sebastian Beyenburg and Maximilian Tkocz explore whether the Democrat candidates should be focusing on defeating Trump rather than on their own policy agenda in the upcoming 2020 elections. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those of the authors’ but are meant more to be food for thought.  The Democrats versus … Continue reading The Democrats versus Trump: what should be their focus leading up to 2020 elections?

US Presidential Elections 2020: The Fight for the Right to Face Off Against Trump

 Callaghan O’Hare. Bloomberg. © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP. Aleksandr George is a Second Year International Relations student at King’s College London. He is the North American regional editor for IR Today, and he is particularly interested in writing about the political power of fundamentalist religious groups. On Wednesday, the remaining Democratic primary candidates once again had the opportunity to garner the support of the American … Continue reading US Presidential Elections 2020: The Fight for the Right to Face Off Against Trump

Has the US-Sino Trade War Made the American Economy Great Again? – Promises Made and Promises Broken

Aleksandr George is a first year International Relations student at King’s College London and is also the North America editor at International Relations Today. This article discusses the contentions around the US-Sino trade war under POTUS Donald Trump.  Why the hard feelings toward China? Before Trump even stepped foot into the Oval Office, it was clear how he felt about the United States’ biggest trading … Continue reading Has the US-Sino Trade War Made the American Economy Great Again? – Promises Made and Promises Broken

The State of American Soft Power Under Trump’s Leadership

By Emma Steenbjerg Raun, a 2nd year International Relations student at King’s College London, currently studying abroad at the University of California Irvine, with a special interest in American politics and foreign Policy. When President Trump delivered his inaugural address in January 2017, we saw the first step toward an America increasingly isolated from the international community as Trump touted the forceful message of “America … Continue reading The State of American Soft Power Under Trump’s Leadership

End Game in Syria? Not so fast…The Worst could be yet to come.

Source: https://www.pri.org/stories/2014-04-29/three-reasons-why-syrias-civil-war-has-no-end-sight Will Marshall is a 1st year International Relations undergraduate student at King’s College London and MENA Editor for International Relations Today. As the Syrian Civil War entered its seventh gruelling year – some audacious statesmen, journalists and commentators had tentatively begun to suggest that the bloody conflict, which has claimed as many as 470,000 lives and involved, in some form or another, almost … Continue reading End Game in Syria? Not so fast…The Worst could be yet to come.