‘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...
Published in: openDemocracyUKDo the Tories care about climate breakdown? The next two months will reveal all
In 2015 the Cameron government scrapped vital laws and policies to tackle climate change. May could reverse these...
Sri Lanka, and the lessons still not learned in the failed “war on terror”
Attacks in Sri Lanka and elsewhere suggest that the al-Qaida/ISIS phenomenon is still very much with us, despite...
We already know who will win the war in Libya – western arms dealers
They armed Gadaffi and the forces that ousted him alike – now they’re repeating that profitable trick.
Letter from London: Why ISIS rejoices in Trump, Netanyahu and Brexit
A young follower explains why the caliphate is succeeding despite its physical defeat, in the latest of a series...