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 – Marina Povitkina

Interview – Marina Povitkina

Marina Povitkina discusses her PhD research on democracy and its effect on environmental performance, as well as the Paris Agreement, green policies and island nations.

Interview – Gary Kent

Interview – Gary Kent

Secretary of the all-party parliamentary group on the Kurdistan region, Gary Kent, discusses the group, Iraq and the Kurdish independence referendum and its consequences.

Interview – Matthew Goodwin

Interview – Matthew Goodwin

Matthew Goodwin talks about his new book National Populism, the upcoming Swedish elections, eurosceptic and pro-European political parties, and the Brexit referendum.

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Interview – Matthew Kearns

Matthew Kearns discusses his PhD research on the relationship between military masculinities and recruitment practices in the British Armed Forces and visualizing war.

Interview – William Maley

Interview – William Maley

Prof. William Maley discusses responses to the refugee crisis, the effect of the state system on the crisis, Afghanistan’s future and his advice to young scholars.

Interview – Dirk Kruijt

Interview – Dirk Kruijt

Dirk Kruijt discusses Cuba’s relationship with the Latin American Left, including it’s support for armed guerrillas, and how this policy has transformed over the decades.

Interview – William Brown

Interview – William Brown

William Brown gives his views on the impact of the legacy of colonialism upon Africa, relations between the EU and Africa, and the relevance of IR to African studies.

Interview – Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Interview – Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Prof. Adib-Moghaddam talks about his most recent book Psycho-Nationalism, Iran’s relations with the US, Iranian nationalism and the current role of political thinkers.

Interview – Lisa Tilley

Interview – Lisa Tilley

Lisa Tilley discusses the relationship between the urban and the international, the political economy of knowledge, and the potential for theory to be subversive.

Interview – Lene Hansen

Interview – Lene Hansen

Prof. Lene Hansen discusses securitization scholarship, developments in discourse analysis, and the role of images and the ‘visual turn’ in International Relations.

Interview – João Aguiar Machado

Interview – João Aguiar Machado

João Aguiar Machado discusses the European Union’s Common Fishing Policy and his thoughts on environmental sustainability, particularly in the Black Sea Region.

Interview – Emma Sky

Interview – Emma Sky

Former advisor to the US military in Iraq, Emma Sky, talks about her views on foreign intervention, US foreign policy, elections in Iraq and the two-state solution.

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