Conflicts in the Middle East – what are the chances for peace?

Saturday 9th May 2015
Prof Paul Rogers, Bradford University Department of of Peace Studies.

With the multiple problems of crises and conflicts in the Middle East, is there any prospect of making progress in Syria and Iraq? Can a peaceful and just settlement be achieved in Israel/Palestine and are there at last prospects for an improved relationship with Iran?

Paul Rogers is a biologist by academic origin, and Professor at the University of Bradford’s Department of Peace Studies. He is also the Oxford Research Group’s Global Security Consultant. He has worked in the field of international security, arms control and political violence for over 30 years. He lectures at universities and defence colleges in several countries and has written or edited 26 books. He writes monthly Briefings for the ORG website analysing the international security situation, and reports for ORG on international security and the ‘War on Terror’. He is a frequent commentator on global security issues in both the national and international media, and writes regularly for openDemocracy. His family home is a smallholding near Huddersfield which contains a broadcasting studio, installed because of the frequency with which he is called by radio stations at home and abroad.