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.
16 May 2015 09:54 PM
In part two of this special series of dispatches, Patrick Cockburn explains how the group is tightening its grip on Fallujah and encouraging people to denounce their neighbours
16 May 2015 12:50 AM
In part one of this special series of dispatches, Patrick Cockburn hears the harrowing stories of women who have escaped from the jihadist state
10 May 2015 12:00 AM
World View: It is striking how little political resistance has been offered to the break-up of the Union
03 May 2015 06:00 AM
The map issued by the Pentagon to prove that Isis had lost territory shows how false optimism dominates the actions of the outside powers towards the Middle East
Yemen crisis: Terrified citizens caught between Saudi Arabia and Iran as air strikes and blockade threaten humanitarian disaster for millions
01 May 2015 08:38 PM
Latest deaths show that Saudi attempts to resolve Yemen's crisis by forcing the country's former ruler to break away from the Houthi fighters has failed. Patrick Cockburn reports on King Salman's dilemma
26 April 2015 12:00 AM
The main outcome of the Saudi air campaign will be terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants
Yemen crisis: Saudi Arabia's air war resumes - despite having no decisive impact on the opposing Houthi militias
22 April 2015 06:58 PM
After a 28-day bombing campaign, and a brief ceasefire, the Saudis are facing the same frustrations felt by Israel in Lebanon and Gaza, as it takes on board the lack of real achievement
21 April 2015 06:50 PM
It's not just people-smuggling rackets, but also black markets in weapons, drugs and any other goods that need to avoid government supervision and taxation
19 April 2015 06:23 PM
Iraqi army failures quietly edge Washington towards support for Iranian-backed militias. Patrick Cockburn reports
19 April 2015 12:00 AM
World View: Tony Blair is still pilloried for the decisions he took over Iraq. David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 4 Bob Geldof offers to take four refugee families into his home 'immediately' as he condemns humanitarian crisis as a ‘f**king disgrace'
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition