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 – Anthony J. Langlois

Interview – Anthony J. Langlois

Anthony J. Langlois discusses his research on the relationship between International Relations Theory and Global Sexuality Politics.

Interview – Justin Mueller

Interview – Justin Mueller

Dr Justin Mueller discusses the themes of temporality, sovereignty and imperialism – and addresses the question ‘when is imperialism’.

Interview – Aleš Karmazin

Interview – Aleš Karmazin

Ales Karmazin discusses the concept of Chinese correlative ontology and how it challenges binary logic and puts forward a more nuanced vision of societies.

Interview – Abi Williams

Interview – Abi Williams

Dr. Abi Williams discusses the role of think tanks in international affairs, the future of multilateral institutions, UN reform and international courts and tribunals.

Interview – Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Interview – Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Professor Shakman Hurd discusses her latest book ‘Beyond Religious Freedom’ and where she believes the study of religion in IR is headed.

Interview – Kasturi Sen

Interview – Kasturi Sen

Kasturi Sen discusses Syria’s healthcare system, derides the humanitarian costs of economic sanctions, and stresses the need for interdisciplinary approaches to research.

Interview – Tine de Moor

Interview – Tine de Moor

Tine De Moor speaks about how the present benefits from historical research, answers questions on the commons, and advises young scholars to engage with societal debate.

Interview – Mark Blyth

Interview – Mark Blyth

Mark Blyth discusses the crises of the European Union, the repercussions of Brexit, alternatives to austerity, and his position as a “reluctant Constructivist”.

Interview – James Der Derian

Interview – James Der Derian

James Der Derian explains the importance of quantum physics to the social sciences, comments on the political science prison, and argues for more speculation in IR.

Interview – Richard Murphy

Interview – Richard Murphy

Campaigner and academic Richard Murphy on the relations of transport history and taxes, the pleasures of paying tax, state capacity, and uncertainty in economics.

Interview – Harvey F. Kline

Interview – Harvey F. Kline

Professor Kline analyses the Colombian peace agreement, elaborates on the futility of guerrilla movements, and explains why Coca production has increased.

Interview – Stacey Philbrick Yadav

Interview – Stacey Philbrick Yadav

Stacey Philbrick Yadav discusses the roots of the conflict in Yemen, assesses the key actors involved, and condemns the US’s role in supporting the Saudi-led coalition.

Interview – Houchang Chehabi

Interview – Houchang Chehabi

Houchang Chehabi elaborates on why Iran’s single biggest crisis is its drought, its impact on agricultural centers, as well as its implications on geopolitics.

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