Review – Anticolonial Afterlives in Egypt: The Politics of Hegemony

Nicola Pratt • Jun 10 2021 • Features

Using the work of Antonio Gramsci and Franz Fanon, Salem’s book analyses postcolonial Egypt and explores how the failures of this period contributed to the 2011 revolution.

Africa’s COVID-19 Exceptionalism? Same Problems, Different Locations

Robert L. Ostergard, Jr. • Jun 26 2020 • Articles

The virus is hitting African states head-on, but disproportionately, providing lessons for other states about pandemic response – both positive and negative.

Opinion – Pipelines and Politics: Natural Gas Connects Israel and Egypt

Roie Yellinek • Mar 4 2020 • Articles

The signing of the Israel-Egypt gas deal highlights the mutual interests of both countries and provides an economic framework to support peaceful bilateral relations.

When Military Coups d’état Become Acts of Social Justice

Nadine Olafsson • Jan 17 2020 • Articles

The field of military studies and the field of social justice are often seen as antagonisms, when they do not necessarily have to be.

Israel and the Arab Gulf: An Israeli-Saudi Alliance in the Making?

Martin Beck • Nov 8 2019 • Articles

A strategic alliance between the Gulf States and Israel would be a first major step toward Israel’s transformation into the leading Middle Eastern regional power.

Interview – Sara Salem

E-International Relations • Jun 24 2019 • Features

Sara Salem explores postcolonial, Marxist and feminist theory, the Egyptian feminist movement, transnational solidarity and the radical roots of intersectionality.

Review – Media, Propaganda and the Politics of Intervention

Greg Simons • Jun 7 2019 • Features

Zollman’s book provides a well-supported analysis of the nature and significance of media, propaganda and intervention using six key events reported in three countries.

Theory Synthesis in Sport and International Relations Research

Nikos Lekakis • May 26 2019 • Articles

An inadequate embodiment of IR paradigms exists in contemporary ‘sport & IR’ research as soft power, although highly influential, remains theoretically simplistic.

Trajectories of Anticolonialism in Egypt

Sara Salem • Apr 3 2019 • Articles

Understanding the past through how the future was imagined has a lot to tell us about the mechanisms of power in our contemporary post-colonial period.

10th Anniversary Interview – HA Hellyer

E-International Relations • Dec 8 2017 • Features

To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

The Imponderables of Middle Eastern Diplomacy

Stephen Chan • Nov 12 2017 • Articles

Unlike almost every other conflict, where borders have been inscribed in earlier agreements, those between Israel and Palestine have changed dramatically – with each change shrinking Palestine.

Informal Colonialism of Egyptology: The French Expedition to the Security State

Christian Langer • Jun 16 2017 • Articles

Western Egyptology offers Egyptian elites a legitimising ideological narrative of paternalist rule, thus the decolonisation of Egyptology is an imminently political act.

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