Features

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

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Interview – Michael Koplow

Dr. Koplow talks about the two-state solution, the impact of Israeli settlements on Palestinian statehood, and US relations with the Palestinian Authority and Israel.

Review – Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

Review – Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

An engaging book that doesn’t retreat into narrow theoretical discussions, and whose engaging narrative is enriched with fieldwork observations and real-life stories.

Interview – Juliane Hammer

Interview – Juliane Hammer

Professor Hammer addresses Islamic studies, theology, feminism, gender violence, queer theory and how these areas relate to borders, borderlands and border thinking.

Interview – Benjamin Habib

Interview – Benjamin Habib

Dr. Habib talks about the meaning of the Paris Agreement, environmental politics in North Korea, and the problems with sovereignty in a static territorial system.

Review – The Politics of Subjectivity in American Foreign Policy Discourses

Review – The Politics of Subjectivity in American Foreign Policy Discourses

Intriguing throughout, this book is an excellent introduction for students interested in how psychoanalytic ideas and emotions are applicable to international politics.

Interview – Walter D. Mignolo

Interview – Walter D. Mignolo

Professor Walter D. Mignolo discusses the geo- and body-political dimensions of knowledge as the energy fuelling border thinking and decoloniality.

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Edited Collection – Critical Epistemologies of Global Politics

This book offers an enriched vision of borders, both analytically and politically, that not only seeks to understand but also to reshape and expand the meanings and consequences of IR.

Review – Sea of Storms

Review – Sea of Storms

Schwartz’s detailed historical account looks at how past societies responded to hurricanes, and rings the alarm bells with respect to coming environmental disaster.

Review – Conflict Resolution and Ontological Security

Review – Conflict Resolution and Ontological Security

An insightful volume that shows how peace cannot be maintained without addressing both material and identity-related concerns for all major conflicting parties.

Review – Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

Review – Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

An exponent of longue durée history, Armitage brings together several trains of thought in this volume which begins in ancient Rome and ends in contemporary Syria.

Review – Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts

Review – Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts

An indispensable reference work which provides an in-depth contextual frame for the origins and interrelationship of key terms associated with neoliberalism.

Review – Fauda

Review – Fauda

At once familiar and revelatory for television-watching audiences, Fauda is one of the most realistic artistic portrayals of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict available.

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