Features

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

Interview – Kwame Anthony Appiah

Interview – Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah talks about cosmopolitanism, identity, moral progress, Afrocentrism, what Black History Month means to him and gives some advice for young scholars.

Interview – Robert Vitalis

Interview – Robert Vitalis

Robert Vitalis talks about the importance of Black History Month, the Howard School, racism in world politics, and the importance of decontructing the history of IR.

Review Feature – The US Foreign Policy Consensus in Crisis

Review Feature – The US Foreign Policy Consensus in Crisis

Richard Coughlin analyses Kagan and Walt’s decade old debate on IR theory, the clash between realism and liberalism and how it ties into modern politics in the Trump era.

Interview – Adeoti Dipeolu

Interview – Adeoti Dipeolu

Adeoti Dipeolu discusses the importance of Black History Month, her current PhD research and diaspora involvement in peacebuilding and state-building.

Review – Seeing Politics

Review – Seeing Politics

Using narrative feature film as a method of co-production, Harman brings feminist and decolonial works into conversation with the visual and aesthetic turns in IR.

Interview – Andrés Malamud

Interview – Andrés Malamud

Andrés Malamud discusses the challenges of Latin and South American regional integration along with the changing policy and political goals within the region.

Interview – Costas Constantinou

Interview – Costas Constantinou

Costas Constantinou discusses the application of IR theory to diplomacy, the gap between scholarship on diplomacy and practice, plus the Cyprus Problem and identity.

Review – Social Closure and International Society

Review – Social Closure and International Society

Naylor’s framework analyses how state and non-state actors compete for status within international society by focusing on social division, stratification and closure.

Interview – Katarina Kušić

Interview – Katarina Kušić

Katarina Kušić discusses the concepts of intervention and liberal governmentality, her research on Serbia, ethnography and decolonial thought applied to Southeast Europe.

Review – The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership

Review – The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership

Daalder and Lindsay’s book critiques the loss of US leadership under Trump but fails to break new ground or present a clear account of what leadership is or should be.

Interview – Nayan Chanda

Interview – Nayan Chanda

Nayan Chanda discusses the US-China trade war, its repercusions, and parallels with US-Japan relations in the 1980s, as well as the current backlash against globalization.

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