Interviews

Interview – Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

E-International Relations • Mar 3 2014 • Features

Professor Jackson discusses provincialism in U.S. IR theory, broadening theorists’ understanding of truth, sci-fi, and the influence of his book “Conduct of Inquiry.”

Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

E-International Relations • Feb 19 2014 • Features

In this interview, Professor Lebow discusses his intellectual development, the concept of identity in IR, the drivers of conflict, and his latest research.

Interview – Noam Chomsky

E-International Relations • Feb 3 2014 • Features

In this interview, Professor Noam Chomsky discusses the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, Iran, Israel-Palestine, the Syrian crisis, and his recent debate with Zizek.

Interview – Peter W. Singer

E-International Relations • Dec 30 2013 • Features

Peter W. Singer discusses his forthcoming book Cybersecurity and Cyberwar, global security threats, and how parenthood has changed his perspective of international security.

Interview – James Fearon

E-International Relations • Dec 16 2013 • Features

Professor James Fearon discusses responses to the civil war in Syria and offers his thoughts on the passing of Kenneth Waltz and the academic study of civil wars.

Interview – Norman Finkelstein

E-International Relations • Nov 4 2013 • Features

Norman Finkelstein discusses the future of the Palestinians, the BDS movement, Hassan Rouhani, the conflict in Syria and the follies of the academic tenure system.

Interview – William Blum

E-International Relations • Oct 25 2013 • Features

Author William Blum offers his thoughts on past CIA interventions, the Obama Administration, Osama bin Laden and explains how he became a ‘crazed, fanatical socialist’.

Interview – Stephen Walt

E-International Relations • Oct 11 2013 • Features

Professor Walt discusses the Syria crisis, the value of “isms” in IR theory, and advises students to be good writers and work on subjects that genuinely fascinate them.

Interview – Michael Walzer

E-International Relations • Sep 10 2013 • Features

Professor Walzer answers reader questions about intervention in Syria, just war in the age of drones, preventing genocide and mass atrocities, and Israel-Palestine peace negotiations.

Interview – Anthony D. Smith

E-International Relations • Sep 3 2013 • Features

Professor Anthony D. Smith answers your questions about the origin of nations, changing conceptions of nationhood in the EU, and the links between nationalism and genocide.

Interview – Graeme Snooks

E-International Relations • Aug 7 2013 • Features

Professor Snooks answers your questions about his dynamic-strategy theory, what past financial crises can tell us about the world’s current economic turmoil, and the future of great power clashes.

Interview – Tariq Ramadan

E-International Relations • Jul 31 2013 • Features

Professor Ramadan answers your questions about the compatibility of Islam and liberal democracy, prospects for the Arab Spring, and the ongoing crisis in Syria.

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