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).

Tony Blair’s Mad Speech About Iraq

Bush and Blair Risk Repeating the 1982 Fiasco

Baghdad’s Death Squads, Official and Otherwise

Beware Iraqi Leaders Bearing Good News

More Than 100 Iraqis Being Killed Each Day, Says UN; 3,149 Killed in June Alone

Massacres Soar in Central Iraq: Maliki Government Discredited

Leaked Cable Paints Grim Picture of Iraq

The US Already Misses Zarqawi

The Short, Strange Career of Abu Masab al-Zarqawi

The Unreported Iraq

Why the US May Have to Quit Iraq Sooner Than Planned

Which is the Real Iraq?

Which is the Real Iraq?

The Carnage in Basra

Iraq’s "Rag Tag" Army Units Start Fighting Against Themselves

Three Years After They Toppled Saddam’s Statue

Mosul Slips Out of Control

Bush’s Call for Ouster of Iraq’s Prime Minister Widens Rift with Shias

Shias May Now Turn on US Forces

War Crime in a Mosque

The Battle for Baghdad

Kirkuk’s Dr. Death

US Troops Shooting Any Iraqi Who Moves

Death Squads on the Prowl; Iraq Convulsed by Fear

Kurds Destroy Monument to Victims of Saddams’ Poison Gas Massacre

Iraq Election Spells Total Defeat for US

Counting Ballots and Bodies in Baghdad

Iraq Votes; Now What?

Silence Descends on Baghdad

Shia Relish Chance to Rule Iraq

America’s War So Far

Iraq: the Beginning of the End

Blair Tries to Cover Up $1.3 Billion Iraqi Theft

Saddam: "Come and See My Cage"

Tales of the Human Meat Grinder

Iraq Approves Constitution, Despite Sunnis

A Nation Stands on Trial

Murder of Defense Lawyer Puts Saddam’s Trial at Risks

Defiant Saddam Refuses to Recognize Court

Saddam on Trial

A Divided Iraq

Iraq on the Eve of the Referendum

Iraqis: "This Government has No Authority"

What Happened to Iraq’s Missing $1 Billion?

Getting Out of Iraq…One Way or Another

Iraq: the Unwinnable War

The True, Terrible State of Iraq

Iraq’s Ghost Battalions

Iraq: a Bloody Mess

My Father, Claud Cockburn, the MI5 Suspect