Patrick Porter

Patrick Porter is Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham and Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute

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

Patrick Porter reviews The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir, by John Bolton

The leaked “Afghanistan Papers” tell a story of cover-ups at every level of America’s longest war. But can we really expect anything different?

Patrick Porter reviews The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power

This was not supposed to happen. Not in the year 2029. A nuclear war, millions dead, firestorms, irradiated cities. How did we get here?