Patrick Cockburn

Patrick Cockburn’s past columns can now be found at The I. Patrick Cockburn is the author of War in the Age of Trump (Verso).

ISIS is Winning the War on Two Fronts

How Israel Spins War Crimes

Time Runs Out for Christian Iraq

ISIS in Syria

Saudi Complicity in the Rise of ISIS

The Malinowski Affair

ISIS Leader Preaches Holy War

Iraq on the Brink of a Ferocious Religious War

Saudi Troops Mass at Border

Parliamentary Paralysis in Iraq

The Appeal of ISIS

Maliki Agonistes

Kurds Winning Battle of Self-Rule

The Cracking of Iraq

Iraq: the Great Unraveling

The Propaganda War in Baghdad

Obama Wants Maliki Out

The Baghdad Fear Index

Who is Behind ISIS?

How to Evolve an Exit Strategy From America’s Foreign Policy Shambles

Mass Executions Push Iraq Towards Sectarian War

Why the New Iraq War Could be More Savage Than the Last

Who is the Jihadi Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?

The Battle to Establish an Islamic State Across Iraq and Syria

Will Exhaustion End the Syrian Civil War?

The Chilcot Inquiry as Comic Opera

Libya’s Slow Motion Coup

Libya’s Slow Motion Coup

The Bloody History of Baghdad

Libya on the Brink of Civil War

The Island of Torture

Foreign Jihadis in Syria Pledge Their Own 9/11

The Death of Justice in Egypt

Authoritarian Role Models?

Blowback From Drone Strikes Over Yemen

Ukraine: From Crisis to Catastrophe

Iraq’s New Wave of Suicide Bombers

Turkey’s Rogue Game in Syria

Why the Vikings Were Feared

Cracks in the House of Saud

How NGOs Failed Afghanistan

The Hate Preachers Fueling Sectarianism

How Syria’s Secular Uprising Was Hijacked by Jihadists

The Bloody Rise of Isis in Iraq

Is Saudi Arabia Regretting Its Support for Terrorism?

Why the War on Terror Went Wrong

The Implosion of Libya

Saudi Arabia v. Qatar

Lviv: Ukraine’s Monument to Ethnic Cleansing

The Nature of War Has Changed