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...

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    The Taliban’s top trumps

    Paul Rogers  | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    THE current war in Afghanistan has just entered its nineteenth year....

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    No way to run the world

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2018

    TWO reports by Swiss banks, published within a week of each other, offer further revealing evidence on the growth of a wealthy transnational overclass. Credit...

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    Policing Islamism: a fatal disconnect

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2018

    THE radical preacher Anjem Choudary was released early on October 19 from Belmarsh high-security jail in south-east London, having been moved there from Frankland prison...

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    A war of minds: beyond 2001-18

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2018

    THE column published 17 years ago this week reported on the start of the United States’s war against the Taliban in Afghanistan....

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    Trump follows, DPRK-Iran lead

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on September 29, 2018

    IN THE United States’s entanglements with North Korea and Iran there is a common factor: the current initiative belongs not to Washington but to these...

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    Putin’s wargame: behind the smoke

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2018

    RUSSIA’S massive Vostok-2018 military exercises in 11–17 September are receiving much attention in the western media, all too easily conjuring a spectre of the Russian...

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    Netanyahu and Israel’s (in) security

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on September 12, 2018

    THE previous column in this series looked at the Israeli government’s concern about the risk of the pro-Palestinian leader of Britain’s Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn,...