Patrick Cockburn is an Irish journalist who has been a Middle East correspondent since 1979 for the Financial Times and, presently, The Independent. He was awarded Foreign Commentator of the Year at the 2013 Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards.
24 August 2014 12:00 AM
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15 August 2014 05:48 PM
Old enemies such as Iran, the US, Kurds, Shia militias and Sunni politicians alike all support Haider al-Abadi. But has he got the strength to build a new Iraq?
14 August 2014 07:08 PM
Pershmerga forces are not capable of resisting extremists, while Washington is blind to the threat further north
11 August 2014 06:49 PM
Possibility of civil conflict within Baghdad looms as Maliki deploys elite forces and his supporters take to the streets
Iraq crisis: American intervention against Isis boosts Kurdish morale as President Obama launches more air strikes
10 August 2014 12:00 AM
10 August 2014 12:00 AM
08 August 2014 06:52 PM
US launches air strikes against Isis militants advancing on Kurdish capital
03 August 2014 12:00 AM
Isis winning its war on two fronts: Militants conquered Sunni regions of Iraq and are now consolidating hold on north-east Syria
31 July 2014 06:31 PM
While the world has been understandably focused on events in Gaza and Ukraine, the Islamist force has been extending its self-styled caliphate and consolidating its previous gains
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
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