Paul Rogers

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    Afghans to pick up pieces of west’s failed war

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on July 07, 2021

    MILITARY leaders in the United States and Britain, as well as allied countries, now accept that they have lost their war with the Taliban. When...

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    Why Covid-19, a bigger threat than war, not funded the same

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on June 24, 2021

    THE rise of the Covid-19 Delta variant has forced the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, to postpone the ending of current controls by four weeks...

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    Remote warfare diminishes military accountability

    by Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on May 11, 2021

    Thousands of boots on the ground have been replaced by multiple deployments of smart bombs that stay under the radar of public debate, writes Paul...

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    More conflict as south gets poorer

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on April 16, 2021

    MY MOST recent column warned of the escalating threat of worsening conflicts driven by al-Qaeda, ISIS and their offshoots, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the...

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    Will it bring war back to west?

    by Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on March 18, 2021

    A new plan for peace talks may achieve little in the long term if a Taliban-controlled country fails to stop growing Islamist militantism, writes Paul...

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    If Trump needs a war to win, which enemy will he choose?

    by Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2020

    Trump has failed on COVID-19 and the economy is tanking. Could a military adventure in Afghanistan, Iran or North Korea be coming soon? Paul Rogers...

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    US paranoia over Chinese military strength

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on January 30, 2020

    WITH the US fiscal year starting in the autumn, there is already plenty of jockeying for a stake in the military budget. The army, navy,...

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    Trump’s Syria pull-out helps ISIS attack abroad

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 08:43pm on November 26, 2019

    IT ALL seemed clear on October 6, at least to Donald Trump: ISIS had been defeated; he could ‘bring the boys home’ from Syria. Only...

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    Changing warfare by the weak

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2019

    OVER 13 years ago, at 2:25pm on Friday, February 24, 2006, a three-vehicle al-Qaeda attack group approached the Hamra gate to the Abqaiq oil processing...