Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies
Expertise: Changing causes of international conflict, Terrorism and political violence, Environmental conflict, Middle East security, Arms control and disarmament, Middle East; Persian Gulf
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.
He is also involved in a new pilot project for the Network for Social Change on “Remote Control” – the use of armed drones, Special Forces, privatised military companies and other forces to maintain control, raising issues of ethical behaviour, accountability, precedent-setting and and risk of proliferation. In the past, Paul lectured at Imperial College and was a Senior Scientific Office in Kenya and Uganda.