Features

E-IR publishes regular feature pieces, including reviews of the latest books and interviews with leading figures in the field.

Review – Lupe Under the Sun

Review – Lupe Under the Sun

Director Rodrigo Reyes’ film portrays a realist yet dreamlike exploration of the everyday activities of an ageing undocumented Mexican labourer in the United States.

Interview – Stephen Walt

Interview – Stephen Walt

Prof. Stephen Walt discusses his current book project on the failures of American foreign policy, realist IR theory, and the nature of American political institutions.

Now Recruiting: Political Economy/Economics Editors

Now Recruiting: Political Economy/Economics Editors

Are you pursuing research in Political Economy or Economics? If so, we invite you to join our editorial team to help us improve our coverage of these areas.

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Interview – Emily Morris

Dr. Morris discusses Cuba’s economic reforms, the impact of Trump and the Venezuelan crisis on the Cuban economy, and the transition of leadership in post-Castro Cuba.

Review – Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey

Review – Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey

American lawyer Ingersoll Lockwood’s 1893 story about a wealthy young man named Baron Trump provides some interesting parallels to today’s US President, Donald Trump.

Interview – Michael Stephens

Interview – Michael Stephens

RUSI’s Michael Stephens answers questions on the recent referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, Trump’s Middle East policy, developments in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal.

Now Recruiting: Environmental/Green Politics Editors

Now Recruiting: Environmental/Green Politics Editors

Are you pursuing research in in environmental or green politics? If so, we invite you to join our editorial team to help us improve our coverage of these areas.

Interview – Solomon Passy

Interview – Solomon Passy

Former Foreign Minister of Bulgaria, Solomon Passy, talks about the future of NATO, Bulgaria’s role in the alliance and its upcoming Presidency of the European Council.

Review – Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

Review – Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

A valuable exposition of the case for universal basic income which nevertheless fails to recognise the revolutionary implications which its implementation would entail.

Open Access Book – Meditations on Diplomacy: Comparative Cases in Diplomatic Practice and Foreign Policy

Open Access Book – Meditations on Diplomacy: Comparative Cases in Diplomatic Practice and Foreign Policy

This book, by Stephen Chan, explores via a range of examples, the challenges diplomacy faces today as actors seek to change history and undermine interests.

Interview – Joseph Chinyong Liow

Interview – Joseph Chinyong Liow

Dr Chinyong Liow discusses the Trump administration’s strategy for East and Southeast Asia, growing conservatism in Indonesia, and the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

Review Feature – The Experts are Dead, Long Live the Experts!

Review Feature – The Experts are Dead, Long Live the Experts!

Two new books, The Ideas Industry and The Death of Expertise, consider the role of experts in the current US political landscape but reach quite different conclusions.

Interview – Amitendu Palit

Interview – Amitendu Palit

Amitendu Palit answers questions on India’s ‘Look East’ policy, Modi’s economic management, India’s secular ethos, and India’s current relationship with China and the US.

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