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 – 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.

Interview – Meera Sabaratnam

Interview – Meera Sabaratnam

Professor Sabaratnam explains her pessimism about IR, analyses the decolonisation of the university, and talks the current state of global politics.

Interview – Omar Ashour

Interview – Omar Ashour

Dr. Ashour explains de-radicalisation and how Western powers approach the problem, and he talks about Islamism in Egypt’s military government.

Interview – Sebastian Knecht

Interview – Sebastian Knecht

Sebastian Knecht discusses the importance of the Arctic Council, the role of NGOs in Arctic governance, and the limited impact of Obama’s oil exploration moratorium.

Interview – Michelle Cini

Interview – Michelle Cini

Michelle Cini discusses the impact Brexit may have on the UK and the EU, the steps the EU is taking towards reform, and provides advice for young scholars of EU politics.

Interview – Katarzyna Zysk

Interview – Katarzyna Zysk

Prof. Zysk explains Russia’s use of non-military means for strategic ends, its approach to world order and its neigbours, and the influence of the Trump administration.

Interview – Juliet Sorensen

Interview – Juliet Sorensen

Juliet Sorensen discusses the ‘opioid epidemic’, explains the limitations that international law has in tackling the problem, and argues for criminal justice reform,

Interview – Inderjeet Parmar

Interview – Inderjeet Parmar

Prof. Parmar talks about long-term US foreign policy, the think tank underbelly that forms an empire of the mind and also influences the Trump presidency.

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