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 – 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.

Interview – Patricia Owens

Interview – Patricia Owens

Dr. Patricia Owens discusses her recent work, Hannah Arendt’s theories and the need to fundamentally rethink the relationship between history and theory within IR.

Interview – Marc Sageman

Interview – Marc Sageman

Marc Sageman talks about what’s wrong in terrorism studies, how identity fosters the radicalization process, and about the effectiveness of airstrikes against ISIS.

Interview – Kathleen Hicks

Interview – Kathleen Hicks

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.

Interview – Kimberly Hutchings

Interview – Kimberly Hutchings

Prof. Hutchings talks about the usefulness of debates in international theory, violence, and ethics, and the importance of challenging gender discrimination in academia.

Interview – Steven Pinker

Interview – Steven Pinker

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.

Interview – Kurt Mills

Interview – Kurt Mills

Dr Mills talks about R2P, neo-humanitarianism, the limits of norms, the practicality of the International Criminal Court, and the importance of academic networks.

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