Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is a Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford. His work focuses on international conflict, with an emphasis on the interactions of socioeconomic divisions and environmental constraints. He works on issues such as the politics of energy resource use and the impact of climate change on international security. He has a particular research interest in radicalization and political violence. His regional focus is on the Middle East and South Asia. His books include “Why We’re Losing the War on Terror (Polity, 2007) and “Losing Control: Global Security in the 21st Century” (Pluto Press, 2010).

Tunisia Attack Shows War With Islamic State is Bigger Than We Think

June 29, 2015

The true scale of the war against the Islamic State has gone largely unremarked on—until now. As the number of Britons confirmed dead in the Sousse massacre continues to climb, Prime Minister David Cameron has again ruled out putting British troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria, but he has conceded...

As Ramadi Falls, US Fails to Take Key Islamic State Figure Alive

May 18, 2015

With the war in Iraq and Syria going nowhere, the US has tried to spin a failed attempt to capture an Islamic State leader as a success. In the space of two days, developments in the war against the Islamic State (IS) apparently saw both a devastating loss and a...

Israel vs Iran: The Regional Blowback

December 02, 2011

The prospect of an Israeli military assault on Iran's nuclear assets is growing. The scale and impact of any attack would be far greater than most observers expect.