The Geopolitics of Canals: Far from the ‘Suez of the East’?

Marcus is an incoming final year student reading International Relations and the East Asia Regional Editor for KCL International Relations Today. Marcus currently serves as the President & Senior Editor at King’s College London Geopolitical Risk Society. Summary: This piece looks at the geopolitical implications of the potential construction of the Kra Isthmus canals in…

Negotiating with Nationalists: Trump’s visit with Modi

Matthew is pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Relations and is interested in South Asian affairs, especially the Kashmir region. Note from the Author: this is to be read in conjunction with Asha’s article in order to have sufficient context on India’s current politics; that article is also published on the KCL Geopolitical Risk Society…

Bears in Basra, Novichok in Najaf: The Russian eye on Iraq in an unstable age

Archishman Ray Goswami is a second-year student studying International Relations, and the Editor-in-Chief of KCL GPRIS. In this piece, he discusses Russia’s growing interest in Iraq and the factors influencing this line of policy in the Kremlin.   On the 14th of May 2020, Iraq’s freshly-inducted Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhmi received the Russian envoy to…

Resolving Yemen’s secessionist conflict amid humanitarian catastrophe

James Raftery is a political analyst and writer who graduated from King’s in January after completing his MA in Middle Eastern Studies. In this article, he looks at the possibilities of resolving the political conflict between the Yemeni central government and the STC to prevent an escalation of the civil war against the Houthis.  …

Is Covid-19 unleashing the next global financial crisis?

Areeshya Thevamanohar is a second-year BA Politics student. In this article, she discusses the increasing signs of a global recession following the end of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the international geopolitical impact of such a crisis Globalisation is a crucial process underpinning how the international political economy currently functions. The rapid spread of the Coronavirus…