Patrick Cockburn

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

The Media Celebrated Julian Assange and is Now Too Afraid to Defend Him

The Age of Stupidity: From Johnson and Biden to Putin and Xi Jinping

BoJo’s Demolition of the Northern Ireland Protocol is Hypocrisy Run Wild

Why Does the US Have Better Intelligence on Russia’s Military Situation Than Ukraine’s?

Turkey’s Assault on Syrian Kurds: a Secondary Crises of the Ukraine War?

Old Men Talking Sense on Ukraine

The Travails of Boris Johnson

Violence in America: It’s Not Just About Guns

The Lingering Mystery of Gulf War Syndrome

Will BoJo Become the Unwitting Hero of Irish Revolution?

The Tripwire of Irish Borders

London and Washington are Being Propelled by Hubris – Just as Putin was

Another Easter Rising? No, But Sinn Féin Dominance Marks a Significant Turning Point

Mistakes I Made in Response to My Son’s Mental Illness

Britain’s Napoleonic Posturing will be Exposed by Battlefield Reality

The Global Economic Shock of the Ukraine War

The War in Ukraine is Beginning to Look More and More Like Syria

The Forces Pushing Asylum Seekers to Cross the English Channel are Poorly Understood

Russia’s Success in Syria’s Civil War Doesn’t Mean Much for Its Chances in Vast, United Ukraine

War Crimes Will Only Make Things Worse for Russia as Ukrainians Prepare for a Fight to the Bitter End

Putin is Being Written Off as an Ineffectual Monster, but a Russian Defeat is Far From Guaranteed

Vladimir Putin Made a Terrible Mistake, and His Concessions on Ukraine are a Sign of His Weakened Position

The Rising Threat of Nuclear War

Ukraine Could Turn Into Another Endless War, Especially if NATO Decides More Than Just Peace is Needed

Mariupol May be Destroyed in Ukraine War But Stalingrad Taught Us Even Ruins Can be Defended

Boris Johnson is Rehabilitating Mohammed bin Salman With His Servile Visit to Saudi Arabia

Oligarchs Have Shaped Our View of Russia, But It’s Putin’s Corrupt Elite That has Hobbled Him in Ukraine War

Demonizing Russia Risks Making Compromise Impossible, and Prolonging the War

Putin has Grossly Overplayed His Hand, But NATO Could be Making the Same Mistake as It Senses It’s Winning

Threat of Nuclear Conflict is Higher Now Than in the Cold War

Sanctions are Blunt Instruments Which Punish Entire Populations But Hurt Leaders Least

Even if Russia Captures Kyiv, Putin has Already Been Defeated After Starting Unwinnable War

Ukraine has Fought Heroically, But Putin will Not Let His ‘Special Military Operation’ Become a Fiasco

Russia’s Nuclear Warning is an Act of Desperation From Putin, Which Makes it Even More Dangerous

Putin has Gambled Everything on His Snap-Invasion of Ukraine, Now His Political Survival in Russia is in Doubt

Russophobia Leads Us to Assume the Worst of Russians – and Assuming They’re Demonic Could be Dangerous

Why a Biden-Putin Summit is Unlikely to De-Escalate Threats of War in Ukraine

Putin’s Advance Into Ukraine Compares with Saddam Hussein’s Invasion of Kuwait…a Disaster for Russia

Russia-Ukraine is an Information War, So Government Intelligence Needs More Scrutiny Than Ever

The Northern Ireland Peace Agreement is Crumbling, But Boris Johnson does not Seem to Care

An Unwinnable War in Ukraine has No Upside for Putin, But Threats have the West Lining up to Listen

So Far, Putin is the Biggest Winner in the Ukraine Conflict

Ukraine the Powderkeg Story: Always Smoking, Never Quite Exploding

Biden Claims Credit for ISIS Leader’s Death, But It Will Do Little Damage to Terror Group

Putin is Playing a Strong Hand on Ukraine…as Long as He Doesn’t Invade

Russia Gains Much From Threats to Invade Ukraine, But Knows That Actually Doing So Would be a Disaster

Ukraine Needs a Treaty to Guarantee Neutrality, Because NATO is Not Coming to the Rescue

Boris Johnson’s Populism May be Muted, But it is Still Accelerating Britain’s Decline

From Aerial Strikes to Starvation, Afghanistan’s People Bear the Brunt of the West’s Failed Taliban Tactics

What’s Driving the UK’s Shortage of Medical Doctors?