After the tragic events of 9/11, the western world declared war on terror, promising to ‘make the world a safer place’. Today, 15 years on, the UK faces a level of threat not seen in over 40 years. 

As the world changes, terrorism is changing with it and authorities everywhere are constantly playing catch-up. Between armed forces fighting in the Middle East and security forces trying to prevent attacks on our doorstep, the threats to peace seem increasingly ubiquitous and abstract. There is also the added factor of political rhetoric – are politicians such as Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen, with their fierce anti-Islamic stance, becoming unwitting allies of ISIS?

The question therefore needs to be asked – Are we losing the war on terror? Join Professor Paul Rogers, expert in international security, as he explains the current terrorism threat to the UK and discusses our true position in the war on terror.

About The Speaker

Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University. He trained originally as a biologist, lectured at Imperial College and worked in East Africa on tropical crop research before working on environmental conflicts and joining Peace Studies in 1979. His research is on the changing causes of international conflict, especially in relation to political violence, socio-economic divisions and environmental limits to growth.