Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is professor in the department of peace studies at Bradford University, northern England. He is OpenDemocracy's international-security editor, and has been writing a weekly column on global security since 28 September 2001; he also writes a monthly briefing for the Oxford Research Group. His books include Why We’re Losing the War on Terror (Polity, 2007), and Losing Control: Global Security in the 21st Century (Pluto Press, 3rd edition, 2010). He is on twitter at: @ProfPRogers

Articles by this author

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 7:15am
Islamic State: Why So Resilient?
Ten years after the attacks in London on 7 July 2005 (7/7) and nearly fourteen years after those in New York on 11 September 2001 (9/11) which provoked the "war on terror", there is no end in sight to this long conflict. Today, the proto-caliphate of Islamic State - the latest manifestation of the...
Read more
(Photo: Rueters) Views
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 1:45pm
War and Disease: The Case of Polio
Sixty years ago smallpox was endemic across much of the world, killing two million people each year. In 1959 an international programme to eliminate the virus was started, not least because it was a disease amenable to large-scale vaccination. In 1977, the last case was diagnosed and recorded. It...
Read more
'Change is in the air,' writes Rogers, yet 'it involves more than the questioning of capitalism's open-market stage.' (File) Views
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 4:45pm
The Global Crisis: Seeing It Whole
There have been many books published about the failures of the global economic system since the onset of the financial crash since 2007-08, but two in particular compel attention. The first is Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's The Spirit Level (200 9 ), which analysed in great depth the many...
Read more
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 11:53am
Syria, Endgame, and Blowback
The pace of the conflict in Syria is accelerating.
Read more