Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk is a multiple award-winning journalist on the Middle East, based in Beirut.

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Isis's skill in exploiting social media is no reason for US leaders to start talking about the apocalypse

Power without responsibility has provided al-Baghdadi and his men with their most potent weapon

A meteor streaks across the sky during the Perseid Meteor Shower at a wind farm near Bogdanci, south of Skopje, Macedonia, in the early hours of 13 August

All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish

Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey were pure Hollywood. They only needed Tom Cruise

Mosul dam was retaken with the help of the US

Air strikes? Talk of God? Barack Obama is following the jihadists’ script after James Foley beheading

The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11

Jihadist militants leading away captured Iraqi soldiers in Tikrit, Iraq, in June

Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now President Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink?

A worker is seen at the Tawke oil refinery near the village of Zacho, in the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan

Iraq crisis: West’s ‘mandate’ limited by national borders – and don’t dare mention oil

President Obama says ‘problem’ will not be solved in weeks. So how long will it take, asks Robert Fisk

The Israeli ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer, has been dubbed ‘Bibi’s brain’

If the Nobel Peace Prize can be handed to Obama, why not hand it to the Israeli Defence Force?

One of Netanyahu’s most trusted advisers thinks Israel should be awarded for its 'unimaginable restraint'

Enemy below: A Syrian soldier in a captured rebel tunnel under Jobar, east Damascus

Israel-Gaza conflict: Hamas' tunnels are just the latest play in this lethal game of cat-and-mouse

The tactic is as old as the hills, but tunnelling has a new relevance in the age of the drone attack

Druze fighters fire a Soviet-made missile at a Lebanese army position in Bhamdoun in the Chouf mountains in 1983

Bombs away! US to the rescue – but only of certain minorities, not Muslims

Obama’s air strikes on Isis in northern Iraq are hypocritical, and a sense of déjà vu is understandable

Lebanese army reinforcements arrive in the outskirts of Arsal, a predominantly Sunni Muslim town near the Syrian border in eastern Lebanon, which was overrun by militants

Isis brings its war to Lebanon - and it could be key to a masterplan

Battle for Arsal exposes new front in expansion of self-styled caliphate

The King’s Liverpool Regiment going to the front near Blairville, France 1916

My father threw away his poppy in disgust

My family was haunted by my father’s experience on the Somme and the loss of his friends. Why do we pay homage to the dead but ignore the lessons of their war?

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