Features

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

Linkage – April 2012

Linkage – April 2012

e-IR’s Linkages feature the most original and interesting IR journal articles. This edition discusses research on decision-making, critical theory, negotiation, China’s potential annexation of the moon, and more.

Review – The End of Certainty

Review – The End of Certainty

Distinguished Professor of International Relations Stephen Chan criticizes current analyses of international developments as being based primarily on western systemic models that steadily impose a cultural monopoly on the field.

Review – Talking to the Enemy

Review – Talking to the Enemy

In this remarkably astute book based on field work and interviews, Scott Atran offers an intricate and nuanced glimpse into the world of terrorists.

Linkage – Simulating History to Understand International Politics

Linkage – Simulating History to Understand International Politics

IR students may one day thank Weir and Baranowski for making the discipline more fun via their latest journal article.

Review – Strategic Vision

Review – Strategic Vision

In this book, Zbigniew Brzezinski surveys the forces today that will shape the geo-political landscape of the near- and medium-term future.

Review – Unanswered Threats

Review – Unanswered Threats

Some states fail to recognize, respond to, and counteract rising states that pose a danger. What accounts for this underbalancing? This is the question Schweller attempts to answer.

Review – Unanswered Threats

Review – Unanswered Threats

In Unanswered Threats, Randall Schweller challenges preconceptions about the prevalence of balancing behavior in international relations.

Student Book Features: Two Global Politics Textbooks

Student Book Features: Two Global Politics Textbooks

Global political studies is a multi-faceted discipline encompassing IR, foreign policy, and domestic policy. To new students, it can be bewildering.

Review – God’s Century

Review – God’s Century

God’s Century is not the first book to make a case for the importance of religion in global affairs. Yet, Toft, Philpott, and Shah’s book is a valuable addition to the literature.

Review – After the Globe, Before the World

Review – After the Globe, Before the World

This book begins where R.B.J Walker left off in ‘Inside/Outside’, continuing his discussion of sovereignty, the state and the system of states.

Review – The Afghan Way of War

Review – The Afghan Way of War

In the current intervention in Afghanistan, the policy debate has often been shrouded in the sterile language of state-building and counter-insurgency.

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