Features

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

Review – Stamped from the Beginning

Review – Stamped from the Beginning

Ibram X. Kendi’s book is a thought-provoking account of America’s racial history and its impact on people of colour, providing a theorization of global anti-blackness.

Interview – Rafael Bittencourt

Interview – Rafael Bittencourt

Rafael Bittencourt explains the concept of buen vivir, its influence on policy-making in Bolivia and Ecuador, and assesses the recent upheavals in Chile and Ecuador.

Review – The Age of Illusions

Review – The Age of Illusions

Bacevich argues that the road from American expectations of global supremacy and perpetual prosperity to the economic realities of the US in 2016 led to Trump’s election.

Review – Revolutionary Brothers

Review – Revolutionary Brothers

Tom Chaffin’s book explores the friendship between Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette and the revolutionary alliance that followed.

Interview – Ravi Neelakantan

Interview – Ravi Neelakantan

Ambassador Ravi Neelakantan talks about the concept of good governance, digital freedom, India’s lack of a ‘grand strategy’, its economic ties and regional partnerships.

Review – Quantum Mind and Social Science

Review – Quantum Mind and Social Science

Alexander Wendt claims the supremacy of scientific realism by establishing a synthesis between two irreconcilable ontologies: the physical and social.

International Women’s Day Interviews

International Women’s Day Interviews

To celebrate International Women’s Day we asked some of our former interviewees what we can do to forge a gender equal discipline.

Interview – Swati Parashar

Interview – Swati Parashar

Swati Parashar discusses the importance of International Women’s Day, barriers to feminist solidarity, #MeToo, postcolonial feminism and challenging patriarchal power.

Review – The Future of War

Review – The Future of War

Freedman employs an inter-disciplinary approach to explore the many failed predictions on the future of war and encourages a healthy scepticism towards them.

Interview – John M. Kirk

Interview – John M. Kirk

John M. Kirk discusses the new constitution in Cuba, the country’s shifting relationships in the region, US-Cuban relations, and the alleged ‘sonic attacks’ on diplomats.

Review – The Politics of Compassion

Review – The Politics of Compassion

This fascinating book is a major contribution to understanding the politics of humanitarianism and citizens’ agency in the current international neo-liberal global order.

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