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 – Loretta Napoleoni

Interview – Loretta Napoleoni

Loretta Napoleoni discusses the finances of terror networks, the challenge of countering ISIS, and the attraction of China’s economic model for developing countries.

Interview – Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Interview – Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Anders Fogh Rasmussen elaborates on how we are living in a new Cold War, NATO’s mission in Libya, and discusses Vladimir Putin’s motives in the Middle East.

Interview – Robert J. Bunker

Interview – Robert J. Bunker

Robert J. Bunker discusses the greatest lessons learned from counterinsurgency, forms of insurgencies, and what is being done to counter Latin American cartels and gangs.

Interview – David Rothkopf

Interview – David Rothkopf

David Rothkopf elaborates on new journalism and discusses how fear has pervaded American politics since 9/11, the Obama Doctrine, and the ascendancy of Donald Trump.

Interview – Lawrence Gostin

Interview – Lawrence Gostin

Lawrence Gostin discusses the international response to the Zika virus and the related media coverage, as well as the role of groups such as Medicins Sans Frontieres.

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.

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