Features

E-IR publishes regular feature pieces, including reviews of the latest books and interviews with leading figures in the field.

Review – International Order in Diversity

Review – International Order in Diversity

Though an empirically intriguing and entertaining read, Phillips and Sharman’s book falls short on theory and contains fallacious historical investigation.

Review – Cuba and Revolutionary Latin America: An Oral History

Review – Cuba and Revolutionary Latin America: An Oral History

The personal recollections in Kruijt’s book on players in revolutionary Latin America are so valuable that they eclipse the weaker explanatory, even slippery passages.

Interview – Anand Menon

Interview – Anand Menon

Anand Menon discusses linkages between domestic politics and international relations, the impact of Brexit on EU politics, and the disruptive rise of Eurosceptic parties.

Review – The Child Soldier’s New Job

Review – The Child Soldier’s New Job

By critically examining the use of child soldiers in privatised wars Ellesoe’s documentary forces viewers to challenge the commercialisation of the monopoly on violence.

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The Annual E-IR Article Award (Deadline 30 March)

E-IR invites PhD students and early career academics to prepare short papers outlining novel, or under appreciated, ideas that will contribute to the understanding of international relations.

Review – Antonio Gramsci

Review – Antonio Gramsci

McNally’s edited book acquaints novices with the substance of Gramsci’s thought, but fails on its own terms by ignoring the supposed universality of Gramscianism.

Review – Russia and the Idea of Europe

Review – Russia and the Idea of Europe

Neumann’s book provides a well informed survey of Russian intellectual history over the last two centuries and stimulating insights into Russians’ perceptions of Europe.

Interview – Meera Sabaratnam

Interview – Meera Sabaratnam

Professor Sabaratnam explains her pessimism about IR, analyses the decolonisation of the university, and talks the current state of global politics.

Interview – Omar Ashour

Interview – Omar Ashour

Dr. Ashour explains de-radicalisation and how Western powers approach the problem, and he talks about Islamism in Egypt’s military government.

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Open Access Book – Understanding Post-9/11 Afghanistan: A Critical Insight into Huntington’s Civilizational Approach

A post-Islamic humanist discourse has the potential to carve the way for peace in post-9/11 Afghanistan and vindicate Islam of its denigration in the contemporary world.

Interview – Sebastian Knecht

Interview – Sebastian Knecht

Sebastian Knecht discusses the importance of the Arctic Council, the role of NGOs in Arctic governance, and the limited impact of Obama’s oil exploration moratorium.

Review – The Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court

Review – The Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court

By tracing the relation between R2P and the ICC in the Kenyan case, Sharma’s study reveals unexpected outcomes of a collision between national and international law.

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