Iraq and the ‘war on terror’

One of the main areas of ORG's work over the past five years has been an intensive analysis of international political violence and the factors that drive it. This has focussed particularly on the effects of the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent US-led 'war on terror'. Through a series of briefing papers and seminars, ORG has charted the development of the 'war' and its numerous effects, not least the tens of thousands of civilians killed.

The critical assessments of the ‘war on terror’ that have been ongoing from ORG for years are now shared by many other analysts, not least the effect of the Iraq invasion on the strength of radical paramilitary organisations. Beyond this, though, ORG's work is concentrated on exploring alternatives to current policies, including those that address some of the core factors involved in ensuring the continuing strength of al-Qaida and its many associated groups.


Resources

International Security Monthly Briefings


Publications

From the Swamp to Terra Firma: The Regional Role in the Stabilisation of Iraq
July 2008

How to withdraw from Iraq
Chris Abbott, December 2007 (New Internationalist)

Towards Sustainable Security: Oxford Research Group International Security Report 2007
Professor Paul Rogers, October 2007

Mission Accomplished? A Way Forward for the UK in Iraq
Chris Abbott, June 2007

Beyond Terror: The Truth About the Real Threats to Our World
Chris Abbott, Paul Rogers and John Sloboda, to be published April 2007 (Rider)

Global Responses to Global Threats: Sustainable Security for the 21st Century
Chris Abbott, Paul Rogers and John Sloboda, June 2006

Into the Long War: Oxford Research Group International Security Report 2006
Professor Paul Rogers, November 2006 (Pluto Press)

Making Terrorism History
Scilla Elworthy and Gabrielle Rifkind, February 2006 (Rider)

Iran: Consequences of a War
Professor Paul Rogers, February 2006

Iraq and the War on Terror: Twelve Months of Insurgency, 2004/2005
Professor Paul Rogers, November 2005 (I.B. Tauris)

Endless War: The global war on terror and the new Bush Administration
Professor Paul Rogers, March 2005

Iraq and the War on Terror: Oxford Research Group International Security Report 2004
Professor Paul Rogers, June 2004

The 'War on Terror': Winning or Losing?
Professor Paul Rogers, September 2003

The 'War on Terrorism': 12-Month Audit and Future Strategy Options
Professor Paul Rogers and Dr. Scilla Elworthy, September 2002

A Never-Ending War? Consequences of 11 September
Professor Paul Rogers and Dr. Scilla Elworthy, March 2002

New Strategies and Approaches for Combating International Terrorism
CDR 26, January 2002

Waiting for Terror: How Realistic is the Biological, Chemical and Nuclear Threat?
Dr. Frank Barnaby, October 2001

The United States, Europe and the Majority World after September 11
Professor Paul Rogers and Dr. Scilla Elworthy, September 2001