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Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk (1946-2020) was a writer and journalist who held British and Irish citizenship and was Middle East correspondent for The Independent newspaper.  He was the author of many books on the region, including "The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East" (2007) and "Robert Fisk on Afghanistan: Osama Bin Laden: 9/11 to Death in Pakistan" (2016).

Articles by this author

 

From Our Post-9/11 Archive: 'Bush Is Walking Into a Trap'

What happened in New York was a crime against humanity. And that means policemen, arrests, justice, a whole new international court at The Hague if necessary. Not cruise missiles and "precision'' bombs and Muslim lives lost in revenge for Western lives.

Robert Fisk ·


Alan Kurdi Symbolized an Army of Dead Children. We Ignore Them at Our Peril

One year on, has the world learned the lesson of the three-year-old boy washed up on a Turkish beach?

Robert Fisk ·


I’m Already Tired of the 'Lessons’ of Chilcot. What Can We Learn from a Report That Ignores Iraqis?

If Blair and Bush were sincere about the dangers of weapons of mass destruction, they would have invaded North Korea

Robert Fisk ·


When We Mourn the Passing of Prince But Not 500 Migrants, We Have to Ask: Have We Lost All Sense of Perspective?

Could not one of those dead children among the five hundred souls on the sinking Mediterranean boat become a ‘superstar’?

Robert Fisk ·


The 'One for One' Refugee Policy Means We're Picking and Choosing Among Desperate People

As the journalist Wolfgang Bauer reminds us, the Syrian people witness the horrors of the Paris and Brussels attacks every single day

Robert Fisk ·


How the West Got It Wrong as the Syrian Civil War Developed

Five years ago, we were high on Arab revolutions, and journalists were growing used to 'liberating' Arab capitals

Robert Fisk ·


A Plan Must Be Made for ‘Life After Isis’ in the Middle East

In the Second World War, Allied leaders planned  for the post-war world –  a ‘United Nations’ – years before the conflict ended. We must do the same for the Middle East. 

Robert Fisk ·


Pakistan University Assault: A Warning for Turkey as Islamists Turn on Their Old Allies

Both country's are waging a war on terrorism, but their enemies appear to have several faces

Robert Fisk ·

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