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 – Max Abrahms

Interview – Max Abrahms

Max Abrahms defends his proposition that terrorism is a losing tactic, reflects on the varying motives behind terrorism, and suggests an approach for countering ISIS.

Interview – Stephen Hopgood

Interview – Stephen Hopgood

Professor Hopgood discusses the “dissolution of the West”, the dilemmas of human rights activism, and the obstacles to achieving humanitarian aims via the ICC and R2P.

Interview – Emilian Kavalski

Interview – Emilian Kavalski

Emilian Kavalski reflects on his approach to climate change, propounds the relevancy of ‘complexity thinking’ to IR, and discusses the current “power shift to the East”.

Interview – Jonathan Holslag

Interview – Jonathan Holslag

Dr. Holslag discusses how the rise of China is changing world order, considers the security dilemmas this is creating in Asia, and reflects on realist approaches to IR.

Interview – Ronaldo Munck

Interview – Ronaldo Munck

Professor Munck discusses labour movement responses to neoliberal restructuring, Gramscian perspectives on Latin America, and the contemporary relevance of Marxism.

Interview – Jessica Stern

Interview – Jessica Stern

Jessica Stern discusses the strategy of ISIS, reflects on her background in Chemistry, and considers the methodological implications of researching terrorist groups.

Interview – Stephen McGlinchey

Interview – Stephen McGlinchey

E-IR’s Editor-in-Chief gives an insiders perspective on the operations of the website, discusses the relevance of social media & blogging, and addresses the importance of open access.

Interview – Paul Higate

Interview – Paul Higate

Dr. Higate reflects on military masculinities, developments in the private military security industry, and the role of UN peacekeepers in shaping perceptions of security.

Interview – Minqi Li

Interview – Minqi Li

Professor Li discusses crises of the global economy, the significance of ecological limits to growth, and the imperative for an alternative socialist world system.

Interview – Santiago Zabala

Interview – Santiago Zabala

Professor Zabala shares his insights on the irrelevance of nationality, the continuing relevance of Marx, and explains how Hugo Chávez bears similarities to Barack Obama.

Interview – Marina Ottaway

Interview – Marina Ottaway

Marina Ottaway, senior scholar at Woodrow Wilson Center, talks about the fight against ISIS, US democracy promotion, prospects for Egypt, and secular parties in the Middle East.

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