Research Interests (key words only)
Changing causes of international conflict; Terrorism and political violence; Environmental conflict; Middle East security; Arms control and disarmament; Main Geographic Area:
Middle East especially Persian Gulf
Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities
Paul has supervised more than 25 research students. Subjects have included Iranian defence policy, oil politics, Persian Gulf security, UK defence policy, political violence in North Africa and refugees and insecurity in eastern Africa.
- BSc PhD Lond.
- DIC ARCS,
- Head of Department 1993-1999
Paul Rogers continues his work on trends in international conflict with a particular focus on the interactions of socio-economic divisions and environmental constraints. Within this area of study 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 radicalisation and political violence. His regional emphasis is primarily on the Middle East and South Asia and his work on sustainable security links with Oxford Research Group. Paul has written or edited 26 books and has published over 100 papers. His work has been translated into many languages including Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Turkish, Farsi, Catalan, Polish, Greek, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. He writes a weekly analysis on international security for www.opendemocracy.net which is reproduced in over 40 websites worldwide and he does around 150 radio and TV interviews a year to networks and stations across the world. In the past, Paul lectured at Imperial College and was a Senior Scientific Office in Kenya and Uganda.
He is working with Oxford Research Group to develop the concept of sustainable security as a 21st century approach to issues of socio-economic divisions and environmental constraints.
- Rogers, Paul: Why We're Losing the War on Terror, Polity Press, 2008. www.polity.co.uk
- Rogers, Paul: Global Security and the War on Terror: Elite Power and the Illusion of Control, Routledge, 2007. www.informaworld.com
- Rogers, Paul: A War Too Far: Iraq, Iran and the New American Century, Pluto Press, 2006. www.plutobooks.com/cgi-local/nplutosearch.pl
- Rogers, P: A War on Terror: Afghanistan and After ISBN 0-7453-2086-4 pbk; 0-7453-2087-2 hbk Pluto Press, 2004, 210 pp.
- A War on Terror: Afghanistan and After. As one of the world's leading security experts, Paul Rogers offes a radical assessment of Bush's new policy, the way it has affected world security and the grave implications that it holds for future peace, not only in the Middle East but throughout the world. Moving from the war in Afghanistan and its aftermath to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, the continuing development of al-Qaida and its associates through to the war on Iraq, Rogers presents a uniquely cogent analysis of these rapid and traumatic events.
- Rogers, P: Hans Gunter Brauch, P.H.Liotta and Paul Rogers,"Introduction: Security and Environment in the Mediterranean", pp 27-34, chapter in:Security and Environment in the Mediterranean: Conceptualising Security and Environmental Conflicts, edited by Hans Gunter Brauch, P.H.Liotta, Antonio Marquina, Paul F. Rogers and Mohammad El-Sayed Selim, 1,034 pp., Springer-Verlag, 2003
- Rogers, P. Losing Control: Global Security in the Twenty-First Century, Pluto Press, London, 2002.
- Losing Control: Global Security in the Twenty-First Century.The attacks in New York and Washington on 11th September 2001 took most of the world by surprise. It showed that, for those living in the West, the threat of terrorist attack is now very real. Maintaining control of global security has become a matter of paramount importance to all Western governments. As the war against 'terrorism' widens into a war against particular states who may have played little pert in the disaster, the idea that we can maintain global security by desperately clinging to our current security paradigm becomes increasingly improbable.
In Losing Control, Paul Rogers calls for a radical re-thinking of western perceptions of security that embraces a willingness to address the core issues of global insecurity. This acclaimed book has already become an essential guide for anyone who wishes to understand the current crisis, with the first edition even predicting accurately how the United States would respond to a major attack.
This updated edition contains a new preface and a new chapter which address the specific problems that have arisen since that attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Drawing on examples from around the world, Rogers analyses the legacy of the Cold War's proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; the impact of human activity on the global ecosystem; the growth of hypercapitalism and resulting poverty and insecurity; the competition for energy resources and strategic minerals; biological warfare programmes; and paramilitary actions against centres of power.
- Rogers, P: 'Limitations on Joint Warfare: The Impact of the Proliferation of Conventional Weapons Technology', chapter in The Changing Face of Military Power, Andrew Dorman, Mike Smith and Matthew Uttley (eds), pp. 45-71, Palgrave, London, 0-333-91892-4
- Rogers, P: 'Political Violence and Global Order', chapter in Worlds in Collision: Terror and the Future of Global Order, Ken Booth and Tim Dunne (eds), pp. 215-225, Palgrave, London, 2002, 0-333-99804-9.
- Rogers, P: 'The United Nations and the Promotion of Peace', Medicine, Conflict and Survival, Vol 18, 2002, pp. 110-119.
- Rogers, P, Whitby, S and Dando, M: Biological Warfare Against Crops, Scientific American, Vol. 280, No 6, pp 70-75, June 1999.
- Rogers, P, Lessons to Learn, The World Today, pp 4-6, August/September 1999.
- Rogers, P., and Ramsbotham, O: Then and Now: Peace Research - Past and Future, Political Studies, Vol. 47, No 4, September 1999.
- Rogers, P, Learning from the Cold War Nuclear Confrontation, in Deconstructing and Reconstructing the Cold War, Dobson, A (ed), Ashgate, pp 202-225, 1999.
- Rogers, P, A World Not Yet Safe From Weapons of Mass Destruction, in A Labour Peace Policy for the Millennium, Allaun, F (ed), Labour Action for Peace, September 1998.
- Rogers, P: Strategic Directions, Strategic Choices, The Outcome of the Strategic Defence Review, RUSI Whitehall Papers No 44, 1998.
- Rogers, P: Security Consequences of the Osiraq Raid, Contemporary Security Policy, Vol. 19, No 2, pp115-117, 1998.
- Rogers, P., and Dando, M. A Violent Peace: Global Security After the Cold War, Brassey's, London, 1992.
Conference Presentations (selected):
Paul undertakes at least 25 university and public lectures a year and also lectures and delivers seminars in many countries including, recently, India, Pakistan and Iran. His university lectures in the UK have included Aberystwyth, Cambridge, St Andrews, Birmingham, Keele, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Hull and LSE. He is a regular lecturer at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London and has contributed plenary presentations to two recent European Union conferences on International Security.