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.
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
01 February 2015 12:00 AM
01 February 2015 12:00 AM
Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it
28 January 2015 06:19 PM
The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion
27 January 2015 07:10 PM
Compared to the crises revolving around Isis and Ukraine, the Greek situation is 'wholly soluble'
Greece elections: Greek PM Alexis Tsipras takes aim at 'neo-liberal' Europe as country gears up for prolonged austerity battle
26 January 2015 09:14 PM
While Alexis Tsipras gears up for a prolonged austerity battle with Brussels and Berlin, the radical leftist surprises many with the recruitment of 'zany' centre-right partners
25 January 2015 08:41 PM
Success for Syriza party may provoke economic siege by European Union
25 January 2015 12:00 AM
The radical left is likely to defeat the centre-right governing party today, challenging Brussels over repayment of €320bn debt and enforced reduction of living standards
21 January 2015 07:52 PM
Ahmet Davutoglu says militants likely to remain in control of most of its seized territory for foreseeable future
18 January 2015 12:00 AM
Al-Qaeda-type jihadis killed 2,000 people in a few days, which the world largely ignored
12 January 2015 06:18 PM
The Islamist group is receiving support from Sunni tribes, and offering a sanctuary for Western jihadists such as the Kouachi brothers, who visited in 2011
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
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