Features

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

Review – The Breaking of Nations

Review – The Breaking of Nations

This collection of essays by Robert Cooper offers a concise yet often controversial view of Europe’s place in the new world order and of what can be done to tackle fanaticism.

The IR Survey

The IR Survey

This is the only student-focussed survey of the IR discipline. All IR students are invited to take a few minutes to complete the survey, and IR lecturers are encouraged to share it with their students.

Review – After Empire

Review – After Empire

Ambitious in scope, Peter Zarrow’s After Empire is a descriptive and analytical history of the intellectual currents that swept away China’s edifice of kingship and erected a new polity.

Review – Reforming Democracies

Review – Reforming Democracies

Douglas Chalmers’ analysis seeks to look in new places to propose a reform agenda that is focused on an entirely different set of processes than scholars have traditionally covered.

Student Book Features: EU Studies

Student Book Features: EU Studies

EU studies is a field with an immense range of student-facing textbooks available, and also an ever growing number of texts dedicated to sub-areas such as EU security.

Review – The Permanent Crisis

Review – The Permanent Crisis

Shashank Joshi’s comprehensive analysis of Iran’s nuclear orientation contends that the West must employ the strategies of ‘compellence’ and ‘denial’ to influence Iran’s nuclear policies.

Review – Counterinsurgency Warfare

Review – Counterinsurgency Warfare

David Galula’s classical 1964 work Counterinsurgency Warfare is one of the most cited and maligned works on the subject. A modern review of the book is necessary to dispel the myths surrounding it.

Review – Never Forget National Humiliation

Review – Never Forget National Humiliation

The over-arching quest for nationalist legitimacy by the CCP is at the very heart of Zheng Wang’s must-read for anyone interested in post-Tiananmen Chinese nationalism.

Interview – Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Interview – Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam shares his insight on the legacy of Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations thesis, its impact in the modern world, and ways to move beyond a clash narrative.

Review – Seapower

Review – Seapower

In exploring how both competition and collaboration are redefining seapower in the 21st century, this insightful analysis contends that the Asia-Pacific’s growing might in this strategic arena is challenging the West’s comparative decline.

Interview – Timothy Garton Ash

Interview – Timothy Garton Ash

Timothy Garton Ash – British historian, author and commentator – answers your questions about the Euro crisis, EU integration, the UK royal charter on the press, and more.

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