Robert Fisk is The Independent’s multiple award-winning Middle East correspondent, based in Beirut
05 October 2014 06:45 PM
He knows very well that our four – or is it two? – clapped-out Tornadoes are not going to make the slightest difference to any assault on jihadi forces
It’s perfectly reasonable to negotiate with villains like Isis, so why don’t we do it and save some lives?
28 September 2014 07:22 PM
Nobody criticises the Israeli government when it swaps prisoners with Hezbollah
23 September 2014 06:34 PM
But the Syrian leader will be watching with concern as the US's use of air power spreads to include more targets outside its original stated aim
John Kerry’s rhetoric on Isis insults our intelligence and conceals the reality of the situation in Syria
21 September 2014 09:57 PM
Anyone who has studied Syria knows the moderate opposition doesn’t exist
17 September 2014 09:52 AM
The Syrian regime, which the US has sworn to overthrow, has asked America to co-operate in the fight against Isis militants. It is likely to exact a high price for any collaboration
16 September 2014 06:11 PM
The Syrian regime, which the US has sworn to overthrow, has asked America to co-operate in the fight against Isis militants. It is likely to exact a high price for any collaboration.
14 September 2014 05:50 PM
His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
11 September 2014 06:46 PM
The last divorce from the United Kingdom was painful and acrimonious, but ended in harmony and prosperity. So why should independence north of the border turn out any differently?
11 September 2014 05:41 PM
One can see how difficult these lessons in Middle East history must be for the average American
After the atrocities committed against Muslims in Bosnia, it is no wonder today’s jihadis have set out on the path to war in Syria
07 September 2014 10:51 PM
While the US State Department told us in Bosnia that 'fundamentalism' – the horror word of the time – might take root in Bosnia, no one spoke of 'radicalisation'
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