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99 Spy Balloons

The plot thickens. At least four foreign objects have now been shot down over the US. The Chinese are livid. The Americans are baffled. No one seems to know exactly…

Ping-pong diplomacy: when sport changed history

Fifty years ago, Richard Nixon became the first American president to visit China in July 1972, making possible the normalisation of the relations between both countries after decades of rivalry.…

The new face of international espionage? Balloons.

It’s just a balloon. Nothing to worry about. Just your regular, normal, giant spy balloon. Please don’t shoot at it. One of the more puzzling sources of friction in foreign…

A day in the life … of an IR student

I’m deeply envious of 14-year-old me’s ability to spend entire days staring at my computer playing video games, because I’ve been on my laptop for ten consecutive hours today in…

At the Munich Security Conference, Biden pulls no punches

“America is back,” US President Joe Biden boldly asserted at the Munich Security Conference this February, outlining a combative but calculated attitude in dealing with America’s most militaristic adversaries. Unlike…

It’s high time the US re-evaluated its relationship with Israel

All the world’s a stage but, as the world’s hegemon, the United States are more than a mere player. After a year in which Israel’s domestic and coronavirus policy has…