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.
14 September 2014 12:00 AM
In an exclusive interview, the Senator who led inquiry into attack says Obama’s plan to confront Sunni jihadis repeats past mistakes
11 September 2014 10:26 PM
US air strikes against Isis are unlikely to be as effective as Obama hopes. Sunni communities in Iraq and Syria may prefer the militants as a lesser evil compared to the return of vengeful government troops
09 September 2014 07:46 PM
In seeking to combat Isis, President Obama is becoming involved in two vicious civil wars and risks taking sides in complex sectarian and ethnic struggles
24 August 2014 12:00 AM
17 August 2014 12:00 AM
15 August 2014 05:48 PM
Old enemies such as Iran, the US, Kurds, Shia militias and Sunni politicians alike all support Haider al-Abadi. But has he got the strength to build a new Iraq?
14 August 2014 07:08 PM
Pershmerga forces are not capable of resisting extremists, while Washington is blind to the threat further north
11 August 2014 06:49 PM
Possibility of civil conflict within Baghdad looms as Maliki deploys elite forces and his supporters take to the streets
Iraq crisis: American intervention against Isis boosts Kurdish morale as President Obama launches more air strikes
10 August 2014 12:00 AM
10 August 2014 12:00 AM
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EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
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