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Patrick Cockburn

Patrick Cockburn

Patrick Cockburn is a journalist who has been a Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times since 1979 and, from 1990, The Independent. He has also worked as a correspondent in Moscow and Washington and is a frequent contributor to the London Review of Books.  His book on his years covering the war in Iraq, "The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq" (Verso) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for non-fiction. His new book, "War in the Age of Trump, The Defeat of Isis, the Fall of the Kurds, the Confrontation with Iran" (2020) is now available.

Articles by this author

 

War and Pandemic Journalism

The Truth Can Disappear Fast.

Patrick Cockburn ·


Every Syrian Fighter Is Waging an Existential Battle That Can Only End in Victory or Death

The complexity of the conflict is well described as three-dimensional chess played by nine players with no rules

Patrick Cockburn ·


The Age of Disintegration: Our Endless Cycle of Indecisive Wars

Neoliberalism, interventionism, the resource curse, and a fragmenting world

Patrick Cockburn ·


Isis Faces Likely Defeat in Battles Across Iraq and Syria – But What Happens Next?

The terror group may be under threat, but regaining the terrority it captured would not necessarily stabilise the region

Patrick Cockburn ·


Thanks to UK and US Intervention, al-Qaeda now Has a Mini-State in Yemen. It's Iraq and Isis All Over Again

As has happened repeatedly since 9/11, the US and countries like Britain fail to combat terrorism because they give priority to retaining their alliance with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf monarchies

Patrick Cockburn ·


Syrian Civil War: Why the Endless Conflict Is at a Decisive Point

Talks in Geneva may produce little of substance, but winners and losers are starting to emerge

Patrick Cockburn ·


Isis May Be Concluding It Need No Longer Tread Carefully in Turkey

If the terror group was behind this bombing it is important to know if it is a one-off or the start of a new campaign

Patrick Cockburn ·


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