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 – 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.

Interview – John Esposito

Interview – John Esposito

In this interview, Professor Esposito discusses his career, the current state of IR scholarship on Islam, the rise of the Islamic State, and the issue of Islamophobia.

Interview – Tariq Ali

Interview – Tariq Ali

Writer, journalist, and filmmaker Tariq Ali discusses the recent Israel-Palestine conflict, the BDS movment, the rise of ISIS, and Obama’s US involvement in Iraq.

Interview – Leo Panitch

Interview – Leo Panitch

Professor Panitch explains how he understands imperialism, discusses the value of democratic peace theory, and the inherent problems with US-led global capitalism.

Interview – Katrien Jacobs

Interview – Katrien Jacobs

Professor Jacobs discusses her research on pornography, censorship, and visual anthropology in the context of global capitalism, social control, and superpower rivalry.

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Interview – Tanisha Fazal

Dr. Fazal discusses her research on state death, breakthroughs in the study of civil war initiation and termination, and changing norms of humanitarian intervention.

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