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 – Jennifer Hochschild

Interview – Jennifer Hochschild

Jennifer Hochschild discusses the threats to democracy, ‘Black Lives Matter’, and the rhetoric surrounding ethnicity and immigration in the 2016 presidential primaries.

Interview – Banafsheh Keynoush

Interview – Banafsheh Keynoush

Banafseh Keynoush discusses the implications of the Iran-Iraq War, the future of Saudi-Iranian relations, and how the United States affects this relationship.

Interview – Amitav Acharya

Interview – Amitav Acharya

Amitav Acharya discusses the concept of a Multiplex World, the importance of regionalism, and the increasing attention towards non-Western IR Theory.

Interview – Paulo Casaca

Interview – Paulo Casaca

Paulo Casaca discusses the tension between Pakistan’s military and political establishments, its growing sectarianism, and its relationships with Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Interview – Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Interview – Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita discusses game theory as an indicator of political outcomes, his correct Iran prediction, and the threat of Vladimir Putin in Syria.

Interview – Ali G. Scotten

Interview – Ali G. Scotten

Ali G. Scotten discusses the significance of the Iranian nuclear deal, Iran’s changing relations with the US, and the political split between reformers and hardliners.

Interview – Ciarán Devane

Interview – Ciarán Devane

Ciarán Devane discusses the British Council’s ‘cultural diplomacy,’ academic conceptions of soft power, and the role of culture can play in international development.

Interview – J. Ann Tickner

Interview – J. Ann Tickner

Professor J. Ann Ticker discusses the vibrancy of contemporary feminist IR, the divide between positivism and postpositivism and the need for IR from the margins.

Interview – Robert O. Keohane

Interview – Robert O. Keohane

Robert Keohane explains why IR should be world politics, that globalization does not equal democratization, and he relates to the ways theory has improved.

Interview – Emmanuel R. Goffi

Interview – Emmanuel R. Goffi

Emmaneul Goffi discusses the impact drones are having on modern warfare, the centrality of a constructivist perspective to his work, and the myth of ‘supreme sacrifice’.

Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

Richard Ned Lebow discusses his ‘dinner party’ with Mozart, reflects on the key events that shaped his life, and explains what distinguishes his theory of constructivism.

Interview – Salim al-Jabouri

Interview – Salim al-Jabouri

The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Dr. Salim al-Jabouri, answers questions about Daesh/ISIS and the challenges associated with the rebuilding of Iraq and its military.

Interview – Achim Steiner

Interview – Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner discusses the outcomes of the recent Paris Climate Conference, the role of philanthropy in combating climate change, and the concept of the Anthropocene.

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