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.
20 July 2014 12:00 AM
18 July 2014 06:00 PM
The Americans and the Europeans are not going to go to war with Russia for Ukraine
15 July 2014 08:53 PM
While international attention has been focused on the situation in Gaza, the self-styled caliphate has been spreading deeper into the country armed with tanks and artillery seized in Iraq
13 July 2014 12:00 AM
Iraq crisis: Accusations fly between Kurdish leaders and Baghdad hampering co-ordinated action against militants
10 July 2014 06:24 PM
‘Poisonous’ relations block military efforts between Iraqi capital and regional government despite threat to both by Isis
08 July 2014 07:12 PM
Tom Malinowski met with leaders of the al-Wifaq party, who claim the order shows that those opposed to reform and reconciliation within the ruling al-Khalifa family are prevailing
Isis leader preaches holy war: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi puts persecution of Shias at heart of his ideology ahead of push on Baghdad
07 July 2014 07:56 PM
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rallies forces in Mosul, heralding an imminent push on Baghdad, where Maliki’s administration and forces are demoralised. Patrick Cockburn reports on the strict new caliphate being imposed by the Isis leader
06 July 2014 12:00 AM
04 July 2014 09:53 PM
He is being touted as country's next prime minister. But could his controversial record rule him out?
Iraq crisis: Saudi Arabian troops mass at border after claims 2,500 Iraqi troops have abandoned their positions
03 July 2014 07:19 PM
Isis is securing its control of the territories it has conquered in Iraq and Syria and has declared them an Islamic State
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
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BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
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