Interviews

E-IR invites some of the field’s leading protagonists to share their latest thinking, and to reflect on the major developments in world politics.

Interview – Solomon Passy

Interview – Solomon Passy

Former Foreign Minister of Bulgaria, Solomon Passy, talks about the future of NATO, Bulgaria’s role in the alliance and its upcoming Presidency of the European Council.

Interview – Joseph Chinyong Liow

Interview – Joseph Chinyong Liow

Dr Joseph discusses the Trump administration’s foreign policy strategy for East and Southeast Asia, growing conservatism in Indonesia, and the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

Interview – Amitendu Palit

Interview – Amitendu Palit

Amitendu Palit answers questions on India’s ‘Look East’ policy, Modi’s economic management, India’s secular ethos, and India’s current relationship with China and the US.

Interview – Lyubomir Kyuchukov

Interview – Lyubomir Kyuchukov

Lyubomir Kyuchoukov discusses the partnership agreement between Bulgaria and Macedonia, EU policy in the Western Balkans and Macedonia’s attempts to join the EU and NATO.

Interview – Maria Mälksoo

Interview – Maria Mälksoo

Dr Mälksoo explores the ontological security and identities of the Baltic states and compares the historical memory of these states to the Russian biographical narrative.

Interview – William I. Robinson

Interview – William I. Robinson

Professor Robinson answers questions on his theory of global capitalism, the future of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, and the role of the BRICS in world order.

Interview – Bernard D’Mello

Interview – Bernard D’Mello

Journalist Bernard D’Mello discusses Fidel Castro’s legacy in the Global South, imperialism, Maoist movements in South Asia and India’s status as an emerging power.

Interview – Julian Go

Interview – Julian Go

Prof. Go discusses social theory, the need for a ‘third wave’ of postcolonial thought, the dangers of American exceptionalism and identifies the patterns of empire.

Interview – Holger Stritzel

Interview – Holger Stritzel

Dr Stritzel discusses what it means to be “critical”, assesses developments in securitization studies, and gives some advice for young Critical Security Studies scholars.

Interview – Mary Kaldor

Interview – Mary Kaldor

Prof. Kaldor explains new wars, discusses the conflict in Syria and the role of civil society, her approach to human security, and subterranean politics in Europe.

Interview – Nina Hall

Interview – Nina Hall

Dr. Nina Hall talks about the links between climate change, refugee flows and violent conflict, the role of NGO’s, and she explains her work on digital activism.

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