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The Good Office – IDI Journal of International Affairs

The Good Office is the official academic journal of IDI and serves as a forum for analysis and discussion on current matters of International Affairs in all regions of the world.


The Good Office welcomes contributions by professionals from diplomacy, academic researchers and students. Interested to contribute and to add your article? Please contact us!



The Return of Power Politics? Russia’s War in Ukraine from a Neorealist Perspective
By Nico Wolbrandt

Nicolas Wolbrandt holds a degree (BA) in Public Administration and Politics. His studies lead him to several academic trips, including France. He has a particular interest in Middle East & Eastern Europe politics involving international and regional organisations.


The Umpteenth Scenario of the Clash Between Western Powers and Russia in Africa
By Margherita Di Gasbarro

Margherita Di Gasbarro is a student of International Relations in the beautiful city of Rome currently enrolled in the Master's degree at La Sapienza University. During my studies, she thoroughly analysed Asian countries' foreign policy and geopolitical dynamics involving Western European countries, as well as common law systems and their peculiarities. This year she spent a few months studying in France and she is currently deepening her knowledge of development aids, focusing on cases in the Asian continent, their role in a country's foreign policy and how they influence the global political balance and diplomatic relations between countries involved.

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