This collection addresses common questions about Political Islam and provides an assessment of ISIS/ISIL in order to challenge common understandings of Islam and democracy.
Author profile: E-International Relations
Marc Sageman talks about what’s wrong in terrorism studies, how identity fosters the radicalization process, and about the effectiveness of airstrikes against ISIS.
Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Henry A. Kissinger Chair and director of CSIS talks about US defense planning, the campaign against ISIL, NATO and Ukraine, and the role of gender in national security circles.
Prof. Hutchings talks about the usefulness of debates in international theory, violence, and ethics, and the importance of challenging gender discrimination in academia.
Professor Pinker answers questions on mankind’s tendency toward violence, Darwinism, the rights of women in Islamic societies, and his new book – The Sense of Style.
Dr Mills talks about R2P, neo-humanitarianism, the limits of norms, the practicality of the International Criminal Court, and the importance of academic networks.
In this interview, Professor Esposito discusses his career, the current state of IR scholarship on Islam, the rise of the Islamic State, and the issue of Islamophobia.
Writer, journalist, and filmmaker Tariq Ali discusses the recent Israel-Palestine conflict, the BDS movment, the rise of ISIS, and Obama’s US involvement in Iraq.
Professor Panitch explains how he understands imperialism, discusses the value of democratic peace theory, and the inherent problems with US-led global capitalism.
Professor Jacobs discusses her research on pornography, censorship, and visual anthropology in the context of global capitalism, social control, and superpower rivalry.
Dr. Fazal discusses her research on state death, breakthroughs in the study of civil war initiation and termination, and changing norms of humanitarian intervention.
Professor English discusses the difficulties of defining terrorism, the ongoing troubles in Northern Ireland, and the importance of identifying your passion within IR.