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Past articles by Paul:

Will The Weather Eventually Provoke Radical Action On Climate?| Countercurrents

With two world summits on the global environment at the end of last year – COP27 and COP15 – there should have been the prospect of an immediate impact on the → Read More

Will the weather eventually provoke radical action on climate?

To be blunt, climate forecasters have for years pointed to increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events and that is now happening, repeatedly and across the world. → Read More

Why a winter end to the war in Ukraine is unlikely

Are there prospects for peace in Ukraine amid Russian missile attacks and a winter battlefield stalemate? → Read More

Can Tories’ neoliberalism survive the UK’s darkening mood?

Growing anger over rising inequality makes the UK a testing ground for late-stage capitalist economic model → Read More

OPINION: Ukraine stand-off increases nuclear risk from Putin

As NATO-backed pressure mounts on Russia’s troops, so too does the risk from weapons of mass destruction → Read More

Russia’s attack on Ukraine is likely to continue for weeks – if not months

Any major concessions from Putin would risk not only his vision of a Greater Russia, but his future too → Read More

To Vladimir Putin’s mind, chemical weapons might just seem a good idea

Knowing that he cannot afford to fail, the Russian leader may be willing to use the most grotesque means to break Ukrainian resistance, says academic Paul Rogers → Read More

How the Ukraine invasion ends may depend on China and Russian mothers

While everything suggests Russia may now be in serious trouble, there are still reasons for caution → Read More

UK activists keep being acquitted by juries. What does that mean for protest?

Johnson’s government is therefore left with a huge problem, and one response is to bring in much tougher legislation against public protest → Read More

COP26 focused on long-term climate goals. But what does this decade hold?

Change must happen before 2030 to avoid disaster. Despite the disappointment around Glasgow, climate science and activism offer hope of progress → Read More

Why are ultra-rich allowed to gain from crises that hit poorest the worst?

A wealth tax would bring fairness to the rising pandemic and climate costs. Yet the UK’s neoliberal brainwashing means it’s not even on the table → Read More

Sunak hides behind rose-tinted glasses as COVID and climate threats rise

Budget ignores need for emission cuts, while government’s consistent incompetence puts Britons at greater risk from looming variants → Read More

Reflecting on 1,000 columns over 20 years: the predictions that came true

On an openDemocracy milestone for Paul Rogers, he gives an insight into the late 20th-century landscape that shaped his accurate war analysis → Read More

The 9/11 advice that Tony Blair didn’t take

Before the invasion of Afghanistan, openDemocracy’s security expert briefed the UK government on what could happen. Here’s what he wrote → Read More

US has no intention of a global military retreat despite Biden’s promise

The military-industrial complex that feeds the US economy will lead to more remote warfare as a myriad of risks diminish worldwide security → Read More

Afghan ISIS offshoot ISKP takes on Taliban and US with deadly Kabul bombing

Airport attack that killed 90, including 13 American soldiers, is a warning shot of dissent among extremist Islamists that could spark air war → Read More

With or without the Taliban, COVID and climate will inspire terrorism

For the Islamists at least, their role in Afghanistan will be just a minor part of a much more relevant world scene → Read More

Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, the Islamic State: western intervention is a catalogue of failure

This week’s victory by the Taliban in Afghanistan now stands as an inspiration to militants around the world, says professor of peace studies Paul Rogers → Read More

Afghanistan’s future path to be determined by a corridor of power

The expanding Taliban’s new bond with China across a narrow border is set to greatly impact the region, and further diminish human rights → Read More

Boris Johnson is leading the UK into an even greater COVID catastrophe

Insistence on reopening despite Delta is not only ‘epidemiological stupidity’ but only one part of an abject failure to support global vaccination → Read More