Features

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

Review – The Microbial State

Review – The Microbial State

Focusing on microbes and drawing on biology and science and technology studies, Stefanie Fishel’s book re-theorises the body to provide a biocentric view of politics.

Interview – Sherri Goodman

Interview – Sherri Goodman

Sherri Goodman discusses climate change as a national security threat, water security, the Arctic, her career with the US Government and gives her advice to young scholars.

Interview – Edmund Clark

Interview – Edmund Clark

Award-winning artist Edmund Clark discusses his work on state practices associated with the war on terror such as torture and extraordinary rendition and visual politics.

Review Feature – Organised Crime in Mexico

Review Feature – Organised Crime in Mexico

This review feature examines two books that address developments in organised crime in Mexico, the roots of violence, and the challenges faced by the new government.

Interview – Ruth Blakeley

Interview – Ruth Blakeley

Ruth Blakeley explains her research exposing the UK’s involvement in the torture of terror suspects, and discusses drones, human rights research and international law.

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Review – Inside the Foreign Office

This three-part documentary shows UK politicians and civil servants in action, explores what diplomats do, and the impact of Brexit with some amusing yet worrying footage.

Interview – Austin Carson

Interview – Austin Carson

Austin Carson talks about his new book Secret Wars, the case of the US’ War on Terror, war as a ‘performance’, monitoring state activities and unpredictable leaders.

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Interview – Stephen McGlinchey

As part of a series of interviews on Broadening Engagements with International Affairs, The ISA’s Jamie J. Hagen interviewed E-IR’s Editor-in-Chief.

A U.S. Special Forces intelligence sergeant provides security overwatch as a Special Forces engineering sergeant, both assigned to Special Operations Task Force – South, climbs over an irrigation wall during a security patrol March 8, in Panjwai District, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The SOTF-South Special Forces team in the area conducts regular patrols in order to bolster security as well as to meet with area villagers to assess development projects.

Review – Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan 2001-14

Theo Farrell’s recent book provides some new insights into Britain’s war in Afghanistan though there is ambiguity over the point at which the war was unwinnable and why.

Interview – Daniel Mügge

Interview – Daniel Mügge

Prof. Daniel Mügge talks about the scientization of economic governance, the US trade deficit, the manipulation of macroeconomic indicators and how to interpret them.

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A Comprehensive Introduction to International Relations and IR Theory

E-International Relations offers two textbooks exploring foundational elements of the discipline to beginners. Both books are free to access on the website and also on sale in paperback worldwide.

Interview – Madison Cartwright

Interview – Madison Cartwright

Madison Cartwright discusses his PhD research, Trump’s trade policies, the EU’s controversial Copyright directive and the advantages of synthesising Marxism and Realism.

Review – Security Entrepreneurs: Performing Protection in Post-Cold War Europe

Review – Security Entrepreneurs: Performing Protection in Post-Cold War Europe

The book examines the approach to security privatization taken in four Eastern European states, revealing the influence of global norms and the post-communist transition.

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