Patrick Porter

Patrick Porter is Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham and a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, London.

Everyone likes to shoot the messenger and nobody likes to hear “I told you so”

Neither territorial concessions nor unrealistic dreams of toppling Putin can secure lasting peace

The harsh reality is that the nuclear revolution is irreversible and makes major wars significantly less likely

Patrick Porter talks about the implications of invasion for the West

Decolonisation is a new form of Western elitism that risks turning campuses into ideological bootcamps

Even a good retreat would not have rescued a bad war

Biden’s Machiavellian moment

How should America deal with a newly aggressive and expansionist Beijing?

There are no dominoes to fall in Afghanistan

The Western powers should beware making belligerent threats they cannot back up