Robert Fisk is The Independent’s multiple award-winning Middle East correspondent, based in Beirut
If history and petropolitics teach us anything, it's that the collapse of Iraq shouldn't come as surprise
22 June 2014 07:12 PM
You only need to go back ten years to see how this was a crisis waiting to happen
22 June 2014 12:04 AM
When Jerusalem surrendered to the British, General Edmund Allenby stage-managed his triumph perfectly
15 June 2014 06:27 PM
Assad’s enemies, whom Blair’s bombing of Damascus would have helped, now threaten Iraq
13 June 2014 08:55 PM
12 June 2014 08:32 PM
Bush and Blair said Iraq was a war on Islamic fascism. They lost
08 June 2014 06:15 PM
...and a man you wouldn’t want to cross
06 June 2014 05:27 PM
Al-Qaeda City was an industrial zone, a vast plain of concrete and stone factories and cattle sheds and homes 10 miles north east of Aleppo, and when Bashar al-Assad’s army crashed up the main highway from Hama, lifting the rebel siege of Aleppo and careering on towards the Turkish border, the soldiers and tank crews were suddenly confronted by the biggest and most sophisticated fortress ever built by followers of the late Osama bin Laden.
04 June 2014 06:22 PM
It was the crucible of the revolt against President Assad. Now Robert Fisk finds a desolate landscape of ruins and broken dreams
04 June 2014 08:45 AM
Robert Fisk witnesses Assad's paper victory amid a bloody war
Robert Fisk: Alaa al-Aswany, Egypt’s greatest living novelist, knows Sisi is not a true democrat – but is still hopeful that he can ‘do good’
01 June 2014 06:56 PM
'I think we must give the Sisi government a chance. People are terrorised'
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
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Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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