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 – William Blum

Interview – William Blum

Author William Blum offers his thoughts on past CIA interventions, the Obama Administration, Osama bin Laden and explains how he became a ‘crazed, fanatical socialist’.

Interview – Stephen Walt

Interview – Stephen Walt

Professor Walt discusses the Syria crisis, the value of “isms” in IR theory, and advises students to be good writers and work on subjects that genuinely fascinate them.

Interview – Michael Walzer

Interview – Michael Walzer

Professor Walzer answers reader questions about intervention in Syria, just war in the age of drones, preventing genocide and mass atrocities, and Israel-Palestine peace negotiations.

Interview – Anthony D. Smith

Interview – Anthony D. Smith

Professor Anthony D. Smith answers your questions about the origin of nations, changing conceptions of nationhood in the EU, and the links between nationalism and genocide.

Interview – Graeme Snooks

Interview – Graeme Snooks

Professor Snooks answers your questions about his dynamic-strategy theory, what past financial crises can tell us about the world’s current economic turmoil, and the future of great power clashes.

Interview – Tariq Ramadan

Interview – Tariq Ramadan

Professor Ramadan answers your questions about the compatibility of Islam and liberal democracy, prospects for the Arab Spring, and the ongoing crisis in Syria.

Interview – Nick Pratt

Interview – Nick Pratt

Colonel Nick Pratt discuses successful counter-insurgency practices, the Obama administration’s drone program, women terrorists, and future international security threats.

Interview – Terry Nardin

Interview – Terry Nardin

Professor Terry Nardin of the National University of Singapore answers your questions about humanitarian intervention, human rights, recent events in the Middle East and West Africa, and global justice.

Interview – Thomas Pogge

Interview – Thomas Pogge

Thomas Pogge answers questions about global poverty, achieving a just global redistribution of income, John Rawls’ legacy, and his book World Poverty and Human Rights.

Interview – Chris Brown

Interview – Chris Brown

Professor Brown answers reader questions about the theory-practice divide, non-Western political theory, the ongoing crisis in Syria, and challenges to the UN’s Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine.

Interview – Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Interview – Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam shares his insight on the legacy of Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations thesis, its impact in the modern world, and ways to move beyond a clash narrative.

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