Patrick Cockburn was awarded Foreign Reporter of the Year at the 2015 Press awards and Foreign Commentator of the Year at the 2013 Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. He's an Irish journalist who has been a Middle East correspondent since 1979 for the Financial Times and, presently, The Independent.
01 August 2015 09:00 PM
Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds
Syrian conflict: Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front abduct leader of US-backed rebels dealing blow to plans to build moderate opposition to regime
30 July 2015 01:56 PM
Hopes of an anti-Assad and anti-Islamist movement have foundered with the kidnapping of Nadim al-Hassan, the leader of obscure rebel group Division 30
28 July 2015 07:03 PM
Turkish President Recep Erdogan could benefit politically from the targeting of the PKK
Turkey conflict with Kurds: Was approving air strikes against the PKK America's worst error in the Middle East since the Iraq War?
26 July 2015 09:32 PM
Turkish air attacks on the PKK have provoked bloody Kurdish retaliation. With claims that America approved the strikes that restarted the conflict, Patrick Cockburn argues that the US may have made its worst mistake since invading Iraq
25 July 2015 09:00 PM
We forget that wars in Europe were the norm before the EU
25 July 2015 03:39 AM
In response to attacks on Turkish soil, President Erdogan's air force launched its first bombing raids on jihadi targets in Syria. What took them so long to enter the conflict? Patrick Cockburn reports
22 July 2015 07:15 PM
The porous border has been crucial to the growth of Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra
18 July 2015 09:00 PM
Ironically, they are the ones who inspire men to fight and who can prevent sectarian division
17 July 2015 07:37 PM
More influential than any politician, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani wants the West to send Baghdad more weapons to help the fight against the terrorist group
15 July 2015 08:12 PM
Shia militiamen believe the nuclear deal will herald more American help in battle to liberate Iraq - Patrick Cockburn reports from Najaf
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
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Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
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