Patrick Cockburn

Patrick Cockburn is the author of War in the Age of Trump (Verso).

The Greatest Threat to Britain Isn’t China or Russia, It’s Boris Johnson

The Forever War in Afghanistan is Far From Over

The UK Government is Launching a Multi-Front Attack on Freedom of Expression in the Name of National Security

Into the Quagmire with Donald Rumsfeld

Gunboat Diplomacy will not Revive Britain’s Fading Power, Whatever Boris Johnson Thinks

The Republican Party has Turned Fascist and is Now the Most Dangerous Threat in the World

The Rise and Fall of Netanyahu

Britain is a Parasite on Other Countries

Forget the Peace Process, the Focus Now Should be on Restoring Civil Rights to Palestinians

From the Somme to COVID, the Deadly Toll of Bad Leadership

The Gaza Conflict Has Shown That the Trump-Netanyahu Policy has Utterly Failed

Biden’s Timid Gaza Intervention Won’t Count for Much But US Reaction Against Israel has Changed Significantly

Israel is Making the Same Errors as Britain did Over Northern Ireland 50 Years Ago

Biden Can’t Avoid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Pursuit of National Liberty Should not be Handed Over to Toxic Populists and Demagogues

Britain Risks Cementing in Power a Corrupt and Incompetent Government in Undeserved Gratitude for the Vaccine

Focusing Purely on Injustices in China and Russia with a Cold War Mindset Damages Human Rights Everywhere

Britain on the Road to Kleptocracy

The Return of Northern Ireland as the Most Dangerous Open Wound in British Political Life

The UK’s Race Report has Fueled the Controversy It was Supposed to Lay to Rest

The Delusions of High-Tech Warfare

The War of Hunger is Taking Over From the War of Guns…and All Syrians are the Victims

Test and Trace is the Dead Elephant in the Room

The Internal Feud That May Doom Scottish Nationalism

ISIS and the UK: the Case of Shamima Begum

Capitol Riots Were a Dark Day for American Journalism

The Arab Spring Failed But the Rage Against Misery and Injustice Continues

Why the Scottish Independence Movement May be Difficult to Stop

The Political Fallout From the Capitol Hill Invasion May Prove More Significant Than 9/11

Government Mistakes Provided the Breeding Ground for the Mutant Virus, Which it is Now Using as an Alibi for Its Failures

Will a Calamitous Week End Trump’s Grip on the Republican Party?

What Assange’s Victory Really Means

The UK is Out of the EU, But the Balance of Power in Europe has Tipped Permanently Against It

COVID-19 Learns From Experience, Unlike Boris Johnson and His Crew

Boris Johnson is as Incompetent as General Haig at the Somme: the Price is 50,000 Unnecessary Deaths This Year

Brexit Bluster Exposes the Waning of English Power

Gangsterism as Foreign Policy: Assassinations are Becoming the New Norm

Trump’s Worst Crime Must Not be Forgotten

America and Britain are the Big Losers on the World Stage

Robert Fisk had True Independence of Mind, Which is Why He Angered Governments and Parts of the Media

Trump’s Cult of Personality Will be Badly Damaged by Defeat, But His Toxic Politics Marches On

Trump’s Bid to Stop the Count Risks Turning America into an ‘Illiberal Democracy’ like Turkey

America’s Gettysburg Moment: Even If Defeated Trumpism Will Not Vanish

When Does Incompetence Become a Crime?

Wars and Pandemics Produce the Same Sort of Lethal Government Bungling

Is Syria’s Idlib the Next Gaza Strip?

The Assange Extradition Case is an Unprecedented Attack on Press Freedom, So Why’s the Media Largely Ignoring It?

Britain Will Seek Coronavirus ‘Herd Immunity’ Covertly or by Default, Thanks to an Inability to Get anything Done

Boris Johnson is Failing So Badly Because He Still Thinks Like a Newspaper Columnist, a Disastrous Weakness During This Crisis

America’s War on Terror is the True Cause of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

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