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 – Sarah Chayes

Interview – Sarah Chayes

Sarah Chayes discusses her research into state corruption, explains its links to issues of conflict and revolution, and reflects on the US invasion of Afghanistan.

Interview – Daniele Archibugi

Interview – Daniele Archibugi

Professor Archibugi answers questions on the divide between domestic politics and foreign policy, the concept of cosmopolitan democracy, and the limits of sovereignty.

Interview – Andy Wolff

Interview – Andy Wolff

Director Andy Wolff talks about piracy and acquisition of information by experience, through the many subjects he tackles in his documentaries – a useful reminder for IR.

Interview – Popo Fan

Interview – Popo Fan

Popo Fan discusses the history and development of Chinese queer film, recent changes in China’s LBGT community, and the dangers posed by the Foreign NGO Management Law.

Interview – Patrick Salmon

Interview – Patrick Salmon

Patrick Salmon reflects on the value of history to policy-making, answers questions about the roles of state historians, and talks about what IR could learn from history.

Interview – Fawaz A. Gerges

Interview – Fawaz A. Gerges

Professor Gerges discusses Islam and nationalism, the way the Muslim Brotherhood contributed to radicalisation, and explains grassroots activism after the Arab Spring.

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.

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