James Rogers

James Rogers is Co-Founder and Director of Research at the Council on Geostrategy, where he specialises in geopolitics and British strategic policy. He is also Editor of Britain’s World, the Council on Geostrategy’s online magazine. Previously, he held positions at the Henry Jackson Society, the Baltic Defence College, RAND Europe, and the European Union Institute for Security Studies.

His commentary has been carried in the global media and he has been invited to give oral evidence at the Foreign Affairs, Defence, and International Development committees in the Houses of Parliament. His research has been cited and endorsed by the serving British prime minister, and he has worked on research projects for the British and French ministries of defence. He holds an MPhil in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Cambridge and an award-winning BSc Econ (Hons) in International Politics and Strategic Studies from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

12 May 2022

‘Global Britain’ extends to Northern Europe

Dr Alexander Lanoszka and James Rogers assess the implications of Finland and Sweden signing mutual defence agreements with Britain
16 May 2022

James Rogers on how long the war in Ukraine might last

Our Director of Research speaks to John Pienaar alongside Anne McElvoy about how long the war in Ukraine might last
13 May 2022

James Rogers on the prospects of realistic peace talks

Our Director of Research speaks to Phil Williams about whether or not peace talks are realistic at this point in the war in Ukraine
3 May 2022

‘Global Britain’ and the Black Sea region

Dr Alexander Lanoszka and James Rogers outline British geostrategy in the Black Sea region and construct four scenarios for the future
13 May 2022

James Rogers argues Russia failed to achieve its initial objectives

Our Director of Research appears on Sky News to argue that Russia failed its initial objectives and is moving towards Plan B
7 March 2022

The case for better defence burden sharing

James Rogers argues that there is a need for an increased defence budget in the United Kingdom against a backdrop of an ongoing war in Europe
13 May 2022

James Rogers on the Russian military strategy in its invasion of Ukraine

Our Director of Research discusses the whether or not the Russian military strategy in Ukraine is succeeding with Mariella Frostrup of Times Radio
7 March 2022

Bolstering NATO through British-German cooperation

James Rogers and Dr. Benjamin Tallis discuss Germany's renewed commitment to NATO and how closer British-German cooperation could bolster the alliance
13 May 2022

James Rogers on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and what happens next

Our Director of Research discusses the current state of play with Russia's invasion with Times Radio Breakfast Show host Jenny Kleeman
21 February 2022

‘Global Britain’: The European security activist

James Rogers and Professor Richard Whitman explain the growing role 'Global Britain' is playing in European security