Features

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

Interview – Toni Haastrup

Interview – Toni Haastrup

Toni Haastrup discusses the importance of Black History Month, challenges faced by the African Union, the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, EU-AU relations and Brexit.

Review – Russia’s Public Diplomacy: Evolution and Practice

Review – Russia’s Public Diplomacy: Evolution and Practice

This volume highlights historical approaches as well as the distinct features of Russia’s public diplomacy, such as its positioning as the guardian of traditional values.

Interview – Chantelle Lewis

Interview – Chantelle Lewis

Chantelle Lewis discusses the importance of Black History Month, the effects of Brexit on people of colour, her PhD and the representation of Black students in academia.

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.

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