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.
Isis in Iraq: Assyrian Christian militia keep well-armed militants at bay - but they are running out of ammunition
22 February 2015 07:25 PM
An Assyrian Christian militia is trying to keep Isis at bay close to the frontline near Mosul. They are under-resourced and fighting a well-equipped enemy but still hope to return to their heartland. Patrick Cockburn reports from Bakufa
22 February 2015 12:00 AM
Exclusive: In Irbil, Patrick Cockburn hears from a Kurdish official how Gulf oil cash is shoring up the terrorists, and why this, with a divided enemy, suggests a long war ahead
17 February 2015 07:25 PM
Mobile phones are banned and punishments are draconian, yet locals enjoy certain benefits under the Islamists’ rule
It's the little lies that torpedo the news stars - as Brian Williams has found to his cost last week
15 February 2015 12:00 AM
World View: Embellishment and bravado are often punished more harshly than the untruths that cause wars
08 February 2015 12:00 AM
A Commons report revealed last week that our involvement there is beyond parody
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
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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