The fourth in a series of annual reports based on ORG's international security monthly briefings by Paul Rogers, this report comprises those briefings from May 2006 to April 2007. Tackling events in chronological order over, the report offers a clear and compelling account of a 'war on terror' that has gone wrong in every major respect and is in urgent need of a comprehensive re-thinking of the entire outlook. The report analyses what was essentially the fourth year of the Iraq War, while also discusses the evolving conflict in Afghanistan, increasing tensions with Iran, developments in US, British and coalition military postures and the wider global security environment including the potential impact of resource conflicts and climate change.
It questions current policies in the 'war on terror' and argues for the adoption of a new security paradigm which primarily political rather than military and is sustainable in the long term rather than responding to immediate threats with considerable force.
Paul Rogers monthly briefings since April 2007 can be found here, where you can also subscribe to receive these briefings straight to your email address as soon as they are published.