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 – Holger Stritzel

Interview – Holger Stritzel

Dr Stritzel discusses what it means to be “critical”, assesses developments in securitization studies, and gives some advice for young Critical Security Studies scholars.

Interview – Mary Kaldor

Interview – Mary Kaldor

Prof. Kaldor explains new wars, discusses the conflict in Syria and the role of civil society, her approach to human security, and subterranean politics in Europe.

Interview – Nina Hall

Interview – Nina Hall

Dr. Nina Hall talks about the links between climate change, refugee flows and violent conflict, the role of NGO’s, and she explains her work on digital activism.

Interview – Peter Matanle

Interview – Peter Matanle

Dr. Matanle explains his concept of the ‘depopulation dividend’, Japanese and Asia-Pacific resource and population strategies, and talks about some of the weaknesses in current IR teaching.

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Interview – Michael Koplow

Dr. Koplow talks about the two-state solution, the impact of Israeli settlements on Palestinian statehood, and US relations with the Palestinian Authority and Israel.

Interview – Juliane Hammer

Interview – Juliane Hammer

Professor Hammer addresses Islamic studies, theology, feminism, gender violence, queer theory and how these areas relate to borders, borderlands and border thinking.

Interview – Benjamin Habib

Interview – Benjamin Habib

Dr. Habib talks about the meaning of the Paris Agreement, environmental politics in North Korea, and the problems with sovereignty in a static territorial system.

Interview – Walter D. Mignolo

Interview – Walter D. Mignolo

Professor Walter D. Mignolo discusses the geo- and body-political dimensions of knowledge as the energy fuelling border thinking and decoloniality.

Interview – Wendy Brown

Interview – Wendy Brown

Professor Brown discusses neoliberalism’s threat to democracy, how capital and religious violence subvert sovereignty, and expounds on the state of critical theory.

Interview – Melanie Richter-Montpetit

Interview – Melanie Richter-Montpetit

Professor Richter-Montpetit feminist IR, torture as security technology, the social structures of the war on terror, and about her particular teaching philosophy.

Interview – Anand Menon

Interview – Anand Menon

Anand Menon discusses linkages between domestic politics and international relations, the impact of Brexit on EU politics, and the disruptive rise of Eurosceptic parties.

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