US and EU Democracy Promotion: Two sides of the same coin?

Marcell Lehoczky is a second year History and International Relations student. He is mostly interested in security and international law. Democracy promotion has been an ever-present feature of the international system, however, the two main Western forces of democracy promotion, the US and the EU, have had different approaches to democracy promotion while attempting to reach the same goal. While the US and EU share … Continue reading US and EU Democracy Promotion: Two sides of the same coin?

Defining the State of “Equilibrium” in the International Order: Emergence of the Beijing

Tejusvi Shukla served as a Research Assistant with the Centre for Land Warfare Studies between May 2019 and November 2020. Her area of research included India’s internal security with a special focus on Left-wing Extremism. Additionally, she has worked on India’s Medical Diplomacy and Cartographic Aggression. She graduated with a BA Programme degree in Economics and History from Miranda House, University of Delhi in 2019. … Continue reading Defining the State of “Equilibrium” in the International Order: Emergence of the Beijing

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: a potential shift of alliances in the Middle East?

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. The Russian invasion … Continue reading Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: a potential shift of alliances in the Middle East?

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

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

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