James Cusick

James Cusick is political correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. As an experienced member of the lobby, he has previously worked at The Sunday Times and the BBC. His career as a journalist has been split between print and television, including senior positions as producer with Sir David Frost and at BBC Newsnight. He is also an award-winning golf and travel writer, working for over a decade as the UK contributing editor for one of the USA’s leading golf magazines. He broadcasts regularly for the BBC and CNN. He lives in London.

We’ve forgotten that a dark world still lies beyond the Middle East

This may be uncomfortable to read – it’s equally uncomfortable to write – but if images of biblical suffering return to our screen, and there is a lull in the coverage of Syria, Yemen or the rest of the Middle East cluster-chaos, then Ethiopia’s chances will improve

Tentative truce brings some hope to South Sudan

Talks among its leaders have raised expectations that a two-year civil war will soon be over – but famine and fear still rule in the world’s youngest country. James Cusick reports from Nyal

The world's newest country – where 3 million face starvation

The UN drops food from planes into a land decimated by a two-year bloody conflict that is destroying its oil rich future. But this won't be enough to pull it back from the brink of a humanitarian emergency. In his first of three special reports, James Cusick reports from Nyal

Lie or lose? Deception has become a political survival technique

Most of us use the internet acronym LOL to mean “laugh out loud”. But in US political circles, where campaign strategists are supposed to have superpowers, it stands for “lie or lose” – the public doesn’t like the truth, and those who flirt with telling it don’t stand a chance.

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