Features

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

Interview – Mike Martin

Interview – Mike Martin

Mike Martin discusses his career in the British Army and risk management, recent negotiations between the US and the Taliban, and the importance of ideology in conflict.

Interview – Christoph Harig

Interview – Christoph Harig

Christoph Harig discusses Brazil’s civil-military relations and its participation in MINUSTAH, his expectations for the Bolsonaro administration and trust in politicians.

International Women’s Day Interviews

International Women’s Day Interviews

To celebrate International Women’s Day we asked former interviewees whether they think the discipline of IR has made important strides to equally incorporate women.

Review – Becoming

Review – Becoming

Obama’s account of her personal struggles growing up and as First Lady brings relevant questions of race and gender in US and international politics to the fore.

Interview – Anne Sisson Runyan

Interview – Anne Sisson Runyan

Anne Sisson Runyan discusses the importance of International Women’s Day, gender and IR, intersectionality, gender balance in academia and decolonial feminism.

Review – Huidu: Inside Huawei

Review – Huidu: Inside Huawei

Given the current climate Huawei’s former President of External Affairs, William B. Plummer, provides a highly opinionated but useful insight into the Chinese tech firm.

Interview – Hilton Root

Interview – Hilton Root

Dr Hilton Root talks about his book Dynamics Among Nations, non-Western perspectives on International Political Economy, ‘preventative chaos’ and development models.

Review – Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech

Review – Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech

Susskind’s account is compelling in terms of its capacity to characterise the coming of the digital lifeworld and to suggest how we can reinvent politics within it.

Interview – Alfredo Hernandez Sanchez

Interview – Alfredo Hernandez Sanchez

Alfredo Hernandez Sanchez discusses sovereign debt management in Mexico and Ecuador, causes of the Euro-debt crisis and UK sovereign debt in light of a no-deal Brexit.

Interview – David Runciman

Interview – David Runciman

David Runciman discusses the impact of artificial intelligence on democracy, the link between conspiracy theories and technology and his views on identity politics.

Interview – Anoush Ehteshami

Interview – Anoush Ehteshami

Prof. Ehteshami talks about his latest book on Iran, the MENA region’s relationship with East Asia, the impact of sanctions on Iran, and the resurgence of Saudi Arabia.

Review – Brexit: The Uncivil War

Review – Brexit: The Uncivil War

This drama speaks to the divide between old and new politics, civility and hatred, and largely succeeds in a balanced critique of both the Leave and Remain campaigns.

Interview – Zeynep Gülşah Çapan

Interview – Zeynep Gülşah Çapan

Zeynep Gülşah Çapan talks about postcolonial approaches, the abyssal line, the decolonisation of international relations and the curriculum, and the process of unlearning.

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