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 – 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.

Interview – Nadav Tamir

Interview – Nadav Tamir

Nadav Tamir discusses his mentor Shimon Peres, his support for the Iran nuclear deal and why a two-state solution between Israel and an independent Palestine is possible.

Interview – Harry Shutt

Interview – Harry Shutt

Harry Shutt discusses the decline of Capitalism, puts forward his case for a universal basic income, and stresses the need for an interdisciplinary approach to economics.

Interview – Noam Chomsky

Interview – Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky discusses his new documentary Requiem for the American Dream, the basis of support for Sanders and Trump, and the potential to overcome inequality.

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