The Pulse

The biggest headlines from around the world, all in one place. Published every Sunday.


Ziyan Tejani

Ziyan is studying a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Social Science (Politics) at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He works as the Operations Officer at the Menzies Research Centre.

He has professional experience at numerous non-profit organisations including United Nations Youth, Young Australians in International Affairs, Amnesty International, the Australia-China Youth Association and Students for Liberty.

He is also active in student politics, leading numerous University Clubs and serving as a Student Representative. He regularly participates in intervarsity debating and writes for numerous University publications.

Ziyan is particularly interested in issues pertaining to Australia’s national security.

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Central Asia and South Asia

Samuel Garrett

Samuel Garrett is The Young Diplomats Society’s Regional Correspondent for South and Central Asia, and a student of Arabic and International Relations at the University of Sydney.

East Asia

Louis Devine

Louis is currently studying a Master of International Relations at the University of Melbourne. He is an incoming Schwarzman Scholar for the class of 2022. Find him on Linkedin here:


Eliza Archer

Eliza graduated from a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne, majoring in Politics and History, and completed a Double Master’s in European Governance at Masaryk University (Czech Republic) and Utrecht University (Netherlands) in 2019. During this time Eliza interned at NewsMavens, a pan-European news organisation that aimed to combat misinformation and sexist content in the European media. Upon graduation, Eliza pursued a traineeship at the Delegation of the European Union in New Zealand.

Eliza is interested in the role of gender in politics and international relations and particularly in the increasing implementation of Feminist Foreign Policy across the globe.

Latin America

Dylan Gaymer

Dylan Gaymer graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Spanish). He volunteered at NGOs throughout Latin America during university and currently works as a commercial lawyer.

Middle East and North Africa

Holly-Rose Biskup-Harwig

New Zealand and the Pacific

Rhiannon Arthur

North America

Declan Curtin

Southeast Asia

Iain D. Johnson

Iain D. Johnson is a MEXT scholar undertaking his MA at Waseda University’s Graduate School of Political Science with a focus in Indo-Pacific regional affairs. He holds a BA in International Relations & Politics from Monash University where he has worked as a researcher and teaching associate since graduating with honours.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Cassius Hynam

Cassius is the Sub-Sahara Correspondent for YDS bringing experience from student publications The Bulletin and CAMP Magazine. A recent graduate from the University of Melbourne in Politics & International Studies and Economics, Cassius loves following foreign affairs, analysing economic policy, and embarrassing himself on TikTok.