Iran and friends use bombs and missiles to give a taste of war to come
Power vacuums in the Pentagon as a pattern of attacks across the Middle East look suspiciously like a demonstration...
A new ISIS ‘launch pad’ in the mountains of Afghanistan
ISIS has lost its Middle Eastern caliphate, but for five years it has been drawing fighters from across Asia to its...
A devastated Iran could keep hurting the US – and the UK can’t be neutral
Iran could turn to asymmetric warfare if it lost its primary armed forces; and the British couldn’t but help US...
It will take more than Donald Trump to make Iran submit
The Revolutionary Guards are “Iran’s military-industrial complex”, and Trump’s provocations only make them stronger.
‘Defeated’ ISIS has set up a new “jihadist proto-state” in West Africa
Where people have few life chances and little help from the government, the militants’ promise of order and basic...
The key to global security? It’s not just about security
In his 900th column for openDemocracy, Paul Rogers shows how economics and climate demand a new approach to...