Paul Rogers is Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University and an Honorary Fellow of the Joint Service Command and Staff College (JSCSC).

He has lectured regularly at senior UK defence colleges for almost forty years on changing drivers of international conflict with particular interests in the Middle East and paramilitary violence, and also has a long-term research interest in the interaction between socio-economic marginalisation, climate disruption and security.

He was educated at Imperial College and then lectured there, joining Peace Studies at Bradford in 1979. He has maintained a close connection with the University ever since with periods as Head of Department and Chair of Faculty. He has also been Chair of the British International Studies Association.

Paul has written/edited 30 books and over 150 papers and book chapters, including Losing Control: Global Security in the 21st Century (2010) and Irregular War: New Threats from the Margins (2017). His most recent publication is the fourth edition of Losing Control, Global Security in the 21st Century (2021). His work has been published in many languages, including Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.

Paul has been a regular broadcaster on radio and TV networks worldwide, averaging at least 150 interviews a year for more than thirty years. He also writes a weekly column for