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Special Editions

Mid-Year Special Edition:
Global Gamesmanship: Paris 2024


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The 2023 Year In Review

'Global insecurity in 2023 had a profound impact on us all. From the Israel-Hamas conflict to the pressing environmental challenges we struggle to solve - 2023 has tested us like never before. All of which this special issue and the team at YDS believe deserve attention and reflection.' Celebrate the end of yet another year with us as we take you on a journey around the world...

The 2022 Year In Review

There is no way to neatly package the events of 2022. From the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, to femicide in America - 2022 has presented a complex series of events. All of which this special issue and the team at YDS believe deserve attention and reflection. 'While the events of 2022 are testing, they must be remembered.'

The 2021 Year In Review

2021 is an anthology of articles, photo essays and opinions of students in international relations. With a year full of decade-defining events across the globe, this anthology is a must-read to reflect upon the year that was 2021.

International Women's Day 2021 Anthology

Our #IWD2021 anthology is our call for gender equality and gender justice 🌎

Featuring articles written by Eliza Archer, Bronte Munro, Victoria Cooper, Erica Bell, Sarah Knight and Isha Desai - it's the perfect read for your IWD afternoon tea ☕️

The 2020 Year In Review

2020 - what a year. Our regional content writers and special contributors recapped significant moments of 2020 across the world in our annual special edition: 2020 In Review.

COVID-19 responses across the world, post-election protests in almost every continent, catastrophic natural disasters and the most exciting emerging world leaders. Unprecedented. The New Normal.  A Year for the History Books. 2020 certainly packed a punch!

We hope you enjoy reading about this year of surprises with us. Thank you to our regional content writers and special contributors!


The 2019 Year In Review

YDS regional content writers have brought together major developments in international relations and politics all over the world in our annual Year in Review Special Editions. 2019 In Review covers a wide range of topics: from the US impeachment proceedings to the protests in Sudan to relations between South Korea and Japan.


Within, you will find detailed updates and analysis of developments in each region: Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South and Central Asia, North America and Latin America.


Also included in the brief: a Brexit timeline; a fact sheet on the Hong Kong protests; and a map of elections in Sub-Saharan Africa.

​We'd like to give our thanks to the 2019 regional content writers, whose dedication and hard work brought the Year in Review to life.



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