Features

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

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Interview – Dean Cooper-Cunningham

Dean Cooper-Cunningham discusses the benefits of using visual methods in IR, responses to Russian political queerphobia and the visuality of resistance and (in)security.

Review – Reading the Postwar Future: Textual Turning Points from 1944

Review – Reading the Postwar Future: Textual Turning Points from 1944

This edited volume is a project of intellectual history, exploring how key texts from 1944 reflected on and helped shape a different world order.

Interview – Adam Fabry

Interview – Adam Fabry

Adam Fabry talks about his book and research on Hungary, including economic and political changes, the origins of the far-right and alternative forms of resistance.

Review – Russia Abroad

Review – Russia Abroad

A meaningful contribution to regionalism studies that reveals the overlooked patterns of the marginal “subordinate” states’ agency in relation to the great powers.

Interview – Cécile Mouly

Interview – Cécile Mouly

Cécile Mouly discusses the nature of civil resistance, mobilisation, nonviolence and peacebuilding in Latin America, ex-combatants in Colombia and mediation in Venezuela.

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.

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