Oxford Research Group staff are available to comment on current events and security issues or for interviews relating to ORG publications and projects.

For specific areas of expertise and contact details of our regular media commentators, please see below.

Please call the office for general enquiries on +44 (0) 207 549 0298.


Professor Paul Rogers (Global Security Consultant)

Phone: +44 (0)20 7549 0298
Expertise: Global security and defence issues

  • Nuclear issues
  • Terrorism and political violence
  • Sustainable security
  • Middle East
  • Energy security
  • Climate change and security


Richard Reeve (Oxford Research Group Coordinator and Sustainable Security Programme Director)

Phone: +44 (0)20 7549 0298
Expertise: Global security and defence issues

  • UK defence and security policy
  • Militarisation and weapons proliferation
  • Regional security organisations
  • Terrorism and political violence
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Peace and conflict analysis
  • Organised crime and associated violence


Gabrielle Rifkind (Middle East Programme Director)

Phone: +44 (0) 207 794 3728
Expertise: Middle East and conflict resolution

  • Talking to terrorist groups, e.g. the need to engage with Hamas
  • Iran and the Iranian mindset
  • The psychological aspects of peacemaking
  • Israel-Palestinian conflict and the regional implications
  • Syria and Israel relations