About Us

E-International Relations is the world’s leading international relations website with daily publications of unique content aimed at academics, general interest readers, and students. The website was established in 2007 and reaches an audience of over 5 million unique readers each year. In addition to maintaining the website, we publish open access books.

We maintain an impartial editorial stance based on scholarly principles. We do not align ourselves with any specific causes or movements and seek to provide an open platform to allow our authors the freedom to present expert analysis from the widest range of positions. We do not have any corporate backers/owners, investors, or financial connections to other organisations – educational, political or otherwise.

Operationally, E-International Relations is an independent publisher, owned by a UK registered non-profit org – E-IR Publications Ltd (reg number: 7511911). We are staffed by an all-volunteer team of academics, practitioners and students who work remotely from locations all over the world. We raise our operating budget through advertising, book sales and donations from our readers.

For any general inquiries, please email us.

Our goals

1) To be the leading open access scholarly publisher in our field, making reputable expert content free to view for all.
2) To provide the best source of freely available materials for students of Politics and International Relations.

Our team

If you would like to join us, vacancies are listed here.


Editor-in-Chief & Publisher: Stephen McGlinchey
Lead Editor & Director:
Christian Scheinpflug
Articles Editor & Director: 
Marianna Karakoulaki

Features Editor & Director:  Jane Kirkpatrick
Managing Editor: Farah Saleem
Books Editor: Bill Kakenmaster
Students Editors: Patterson Deppen & Andrew McWard
Editors-at-large: Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska, Al McKay, Rosie Walters, Jakob R. Avgustin, Tusharika Deka


Deputy Articles Editors: Max Nurnus, Edoardo Pieroni
Associate Articles Editors: Kieran O’Meara, Christy Davidson-Stearn, Bárbara Campos Diniz, Jason Reynado, Zeynep Selin Balcı
Senior Digital Editor: Seamus Ryan
Commissioning Editors: Adeleke Olumide Ogunnoiki, Adjoa Assan, Akshara Goel, Alia Azmi, Anna Closas Casasampera, Asya Wu, Bhaso Ndzendze, Charles Gray, Chizi Pswarayi, Daniel Young, Daniele Carminati, Daniel Kibsgaard, Daniel Pederzoli, Daniel Rowney, Eerishika Pankaj, Eleanor Pearson, Elena Sidorova, Emanuele Errichiello, Emrah Atar, Esli Chan, Fatma Tawfik, Hamdullah Baycar, Iñigo González, Jahnavi Mukul, Joseph Jarnecki, Kai Beerlink, Kamila Auyezova, Kelly Gillespie, Lea Kristin Happ, Leo Lin, Nadeem Ahmed Moonakal, Maria Markova, Marnix Middelburg, Mauricio Pino Andrade, Manolis Peponas, Milena Marjanovic, Muskan Yadav, Pranav Agarwal, Rodrigo Ventura De Marco, Simon Hilditch, Sohini Chatterjee, Shreya Bhattacharya, Vuslat Nur Sahin, Zahoor Ahmad Dar, and Zhencong (Jenson) Hu, Miriam Shearer, Aditi Singh


Deputy Features Editor: Bryony Vince
Associate Features Editors: Stacey Nicole Bellido, John Henry Bussey, Clara Castello, Rohan Chopra, Ben Counts, Justin Daniels, Karoline Faerber, Jacob Hickey, Franny Klatt, Thijs Korsten, Andrew Kourti, Meher Manga, Vaishnav Rajkumar, Danilo Sorato, Kaiqing Su, Jack Wippell, Charlie Zawadzki


Deputy Students Editors: Gara Báez García, Sabrina Beaver, Bronte Kuehnis
Associate Students Editors: Ian Adcock, Mariam Ali, Niloufar Baghernia, Jemma Challenger, Houlton Dannenberg, Ana Luiza Drummond, Lautaro Nicolas Grilli, Duke Mwedzi, Qi Zhang


Abid Zaidi, Angeliki Martinou, Eleanor Wride, Erica Lee, Ezekiel Dobelsky, Fian Sullivan Sweeney, Gabriel Fung, Goda Skiotytė, Gülfem Cevheribucak, Joyce Rodrigues, Lena Schenk, Lillian Eichorst, Lucas Khoo, Mariana da Costa Álvares, Martin Pászti, Matti Spara, Max Hancock, Melody Seymour, Rupert Schulenburg, Victoria Becker, Yacqub Ismail

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E-IR is an independent non-profit publisher run by an all volunteer team. Your donations allow us to invest in new open access titles and pay our bandwidth bills to ensure we keep our existing titles free to view. Any amount, in any currency, is appreciated. Many thanks!

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