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Current major issues analysed

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2016
Current major issues analysed

Staff in the Faculty of Social Sciences are heavily involved in the analysis of major current issues, including the conflicts in Afghanistan, Gaza and Iraq. They publish frequently in international web journals such as Open Democracy and The Conversation, with readerships in the tens of thousands.

Recent and current examples are:

31st March 2017: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Mosul: A Very Dangerous Victory

30th January 2017: Oxford Research Group - Paul Rogers
The UK and the Terror Threat

16th February 2017: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Trump's Afghan Test

14th February 2017: The Conversation - Paul Rogers
Despite reports of imminent success, Mosul is still a dangerous flashpoint

3rd February 2017: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Theresa May, Donald Trump and the wars to come

30th January 2017: Oxford Research Group - Paul Rogers
Understanding Your Enemy: Donald Trump and IS

22nd December 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
War and Peace, a Tale of Two Museums

2nd December 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
The Border Security Paradox

7th November 2016: The Conversation - Paul Rogers
Why the Mosul offensive against IS has slowed to a stalemate

2nd December 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
The Zeus complex: against air war

7th November 2016: The Conversation - Paul Rogers
Mosul will fall – but it may take a bigger US presence to force Islamic State out

October 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
PR Briefing

29th September 2016: Oxford Research Group - Paul Rogers
Syria after the Ceasefire

29th September 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Mosul, the Next Target

26th September 2016: Sputnik International - Christoph Bluth
Sanctions against North Korea fail to reach their goal

16th September 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
ISIS against, and in, the West

19th September 2016: The Conversation - Neil Cooper
The saga of Britain’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia hits a disturbing new low

18th September 2016: CBC Radio (interview) - Paul Rogers
We won't defeat ISIS without a dramatic change in tactics

16th September 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
The thirty-year war: still on track

12th September 2016: The Conversation - Paul Rogers
Ceasefire or not, the air war in Syria is an untold catastrophe

10th September 2016 - New York Times - Pam Ramsden (quoted)
The trauma of violent news on the internet

12th September 2016: The Conversation - Paul Rogers
The Corbyn crowd, and its signal

5th August 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
ISIS's war: real to virtual, far to near

4th August - The Conversation - Pam Ramsden
Is it true that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger? 

15th July 2016: Yorkshire Post - Paul Rogers
Why we need to change our view of world security if we are to combat terror threat

15th July 2016: The Guardian Book Review - Paul Rogers
We have entered a new era of conflict, warns new book

5th July 2016: The Conversation - Paul Rogers
There was a post-invasion plan for Iraq, but the West has learned nothing from its failure

1st June 2016: The Conversation - Paul Rogers
Battle for Fallujah could be a long haul as IS gains ground elsewhere

26th May 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Britain's nuclear deep: a new transparency

19th May 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Climate Disruption, the new reality

17th May 2016: The Conversation - Paul Rogers
Battle for Fallujah could be a long haul as IS gains ground elsewhere

14th May 2016: The Conversation - Paul Rogers
Drone Warfare: The cost of progress

12th May 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers

Drone warfare: the cost of progress

6th May 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
ISIS in action: Tel Askuf decoded

28th April 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Jeremy Corbyn, the future not the past

21st April 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
A civil military: the global future

29th March 2016: The Conversation - Paul Rogers
Fight against Islamic State in Iraq is becoming a major ground war

18th March 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
The extending war: ISIS to AQIM

7th April 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
The War on Terror: an interim report

29th March 2016: The Conversation - Paul Rogers
Explained: strategy behind the battle to rescue the ruins of Palmyra

25th March 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
After Brussels, ISIS's strategy

11th March 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
The west's shadow war

11th March 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Nuclear disarmament: the prospects 

11th March 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Britain's deep-sea defence: out of time?

19th February 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
ISIS and the 'war on terror'

19th February 2016: Oxford Research GroupPaul Rogers
The World as Seen from Raqqa

18th February 2016: BBC Radio Leeds - Mark Baimbridge
Interview with Richard Stead on the EU Referendum (2hrs 10 mins into radio show)

19th February 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
A Raqqa letter: assessing the west

28th January 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Disarming war: the Hawk Ploughshares story

14th January 2016: The Conversation - Neil Cooper and Anna Stavrianakis
Parliament urgently needs to keep tabs on Britain’s arms exports

7th January 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Syria-Iraq: civilian deaths, British denials

7th January 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
The global divide: knowledge into action

11th January 2016: The Guardian - Chris Abbott, visiting fellow at the University of Bradford
UK should prepare for use of drones in terrorist attacks, says thinktank 

7th January 2016: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Remote warfare: the chemical danger

30th December 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Floods, climate, and neglect: a reflection

17th December 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Jeremy Corbyn’s first 100 days, revisited

17th December 2015: Oxford Research Group - Paul Rogers
Looking Beyond Stalemate in the Middle East 

11th December 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
America vs ISIS: towards real war

3rd December 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Britain in Syria: a gift to ISIS

27th November 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
ISIS's plan, and the west's trap

21st November 2015: The Conversation -  Paul Rogers
We must prepare for a 30-year war in the Middle East

21st November 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
The west vs ISIS: a new stage

12th November 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Syria, another 'all-American' war?

5th November 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Sinai's blowback, Sisi-Putin's shock

5th November 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
The airstrike harvest

29th October 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Iraq war and ISIS: the connection

24th September 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
A world in transformation

17th September 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Britain's nuclear plans: the Corbyn factor

16th September 2015: Oxford Research Group - Paul Rogers
The UK's Creeping Intervention in Syria

6th September 2015: CBC News - Paul Rogers
Syria's civil war: 6 things to know from this summer

3rd September 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Migration, climate and security: the choice

28th August 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Air war vs Islamic State: myth and reality

19th August 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Jeremy Corbyn’s first 100 days

13th August 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Blowback: Iraq war to Islamic State

13th August 2015: Oxford Research Group - Paul Rogers
Islamic State and Revolts from the Margins

30th July 2015: Interviewed for New Statesman  - Parveen Akhtar
Naz Shah interview: “The victory is my mother’s, too”

28th July 2015: Politics in the Pub blog - Parveen Akhtar
Naz Shah MP in Conversation with Parveen Akhtar

26th July: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
What’s behind the Corbyn surge? 

26th July: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Islamic State: why so resilient?

2nd July 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Islamic State vs Britain

26th June: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Sousse, Kuwait, Lyon: a triple alert

19th June 2015: The Guardian - Parveen Akhtar
One city, two cultures: Bradford's communities lead parallel lives

19th June 2015 : Oxford Research Group - Paul Rogers
Pope Francis and climate politics

17th June 2015: The Telegraph: Interviewed - Afshin Shahi
Questions over how Bradford sisters could afford their flight to Isil

17th June 2015: The Telegraph: Interviewed - Afshin Shahi
Missing Dawood sisters and 9 children 'already in Syria' and may never return, police warn

17th June 2015: Yorkshire Post Interview - Afshin Shahi
The young Muslims lured into a world of terror

16th June 2015: BBC Look North - Afshin Shahi
BBC Look North: Bradford and ISIS

12th June 2015 : The Conversation - Paul Rogers
Islamic State: blend of religious fervour and technical know-how makes a formidable foe

11th June 2015 : Oxford Research Group - Paul Rogers
Afghanistan After the Western Withdrawal

11 June 2015: Bloomberg - Afshin Shahi
Clerical Battle for Iraq Streets Tests Limit of Iran’s Power

11th June 2015 : Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Iraq and Libya, the prospect

5th June 2015: cited in The Economist - Parveen Akhtar
When it all goes wrong

4th June 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Islamic State, the long war

28th May 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Islam and non-violence: Badshah Khan's example

28th May 2015: British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies - Afshin Shahi
Andalusiasation: Is Iran on the Trajectory of De-Islamisation?

19th May 2015: Tehran Times - Afshin Shahi
Britain’s policy toward Iran will continue to be ‘responsive says Afshin Shahi

18th May 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
As Ramadi falls, US fails to take key Islamic State figure alive

14th May 2015: The Guardian - Anna Mdee
Farmers versus big business: the politics of irrigation in Tanzania

12th May 2015: Open Democracy - Paul Rogers
Britain's defence, the path to change