Skylight: Turkey’s African ambitions and its rationale

Archishman is a first-year student studying International Relations. In this article, he analyses the ramifications of Turkey’s increased interest in North Africa from strategic, political and economic perspectives. He focuses particularly on Turkey’s reasons for its actions, as well as the reasons for its growing geopolitical interest in Africa as a whole. Disclaimer: This article…

The Geopolitical Impact of Coronavirus: An Opportunity for Beijing to Dispel the Shadow of Deceit Cast by SARS on the International Community:

Tom Layhe is a War Studies student with an interest in China’s grand strategy and the doctrines of terrorism and counterinsurgency, regarding both domestic security and recent western interventions.   Allocating special commendations to President Xi, the Chinese authorities were congratulated by President Trump in a tweet that expressed the manner in which the US…

India’s Defence Sector: An industry moving at an elephant’s pace

Matthew, who has a degree in International Relations, is interested in South Asian security and defence issues, as well as the geopolitics of the region In January 2018, an alarmist South China Morning Post article circulated stating, “Pakistan port earmarked for a Chinese overseas naval base.”[1] While this rapidly caught the attention of Indian news agencies,…

The Geopolitical Risks of the US-Iran Crisis: a Saudi standpoint

Anastasia is a third-year International Relations student at King’s College London. With a special interest in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region, she uses this article to examine the implications of recent US-Iranian confrontation for another regional power – Saudi Arabia.  With the new year barely begun, United States (US) forces have assassinated Qasem Soleimani…