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).

Who Wins and Who Loses in the Iran Crisis?

Demonizing the Shia: How the West Perpetuates False Claims About Iran’s Regional Influence

Iran Will Make Huge Political Gains From This Crisis

Trump’s Actions in Iraq Could Plunge the Country Into Crisis Once Again, Leaving Iran as Strong as Ever

Iraq’s Worst Fears Have Come True: a Proxy War on Its Doorstep

Why Did Labour Win in My Hometown, But Lose Across the Rest of the UK?

Boris Johnson is the Luckiest Politician Alive

Why the Resignation of Iraq’s Prime Minister May Not Stop the Mass Uprising on the Horizon

A Tale of Two Princes

Reports of War Crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan Highlight the Failures of Both Wars

Erdogan’s Ethnic Cleansing of the Kurds is Still Happening

How Iran-Backed Forces Are Taking Over Iraq

David Cameron and the Decline of British Leadership

Great Britain is Reaching for Nationalism Over Economic Sense

Why Killing “High-Valued Targets” Like Baghdadi Won’t Destroy ISIS

Baghdadi Had No Real Answer for the Crumbling of His Caliphate

The Sectarian Civil Wars in the Middle East are Ending, Replaced by Uprisings Against Corruption

How Turkey’s Invasion of Syria Backfired on Erdogan

As Turkey Prepares to Slice Through Syria, the US has Cleared a New Breeding Ground for Isis

Kurdish Fighters Always Feared Trump Would be a Treacherous Ally

Iraq Protests: Death Toll Soars as Militias Target Protesters

Iraq is in Revolt

Just as Iraq Begins to Find Peace, It Once Again Becomes the Battleground for an American Proxy War

The Drone Strikes on the Saudi Oil Facilities Have Changed Global Warfare

The Saudi Crown Prince Plans to Make Us Forget About the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi Before the US Election

Mugabe’s Rule Led Many to Dismiss Nationalism, But That Opened the Door to Something Much Worse

Boris Johnson’s Slo-Motion Coup Eerily Recalls the Rise of Erdogan

Boris Johnson Recklessly Picks at the Scabs of Ireland’s Violent Past

The British Still Haven’t Learned the Lessons of the Troubles

Sectarianism is Alive and Well in Northern Ireland – and Boris Johnson is Recklessly Picking at the Scabs

A “No Deal” Brexit Would Spark an Economic Cold War with the EU

Britain’s National Breakdown Over Brexit

Brexit, Britain and the Permanent Crisis in the Gulf

Why Boris Johnson is Even More Dangerous Than Trump

A Firm Grasp of the Obvious: Kim Darroch and the Weakness of Britain

The Seizure of an Iranian Tanker and the Lethal Toll of Sanctions

Horrific Pictures of Drowned Migrants Should not Distract us From the Fact That Far More People Die on EU Borders

Trump May Already be in Too Deep to Avoid War With Iran

The Dark Side of Brexit: Britain’s Ethnic Minorities Are Facing More and More Violence

Is Trump a Fascist? Well, He’s Not Hitler or Mussolini Yet, But He’s Getting Closer

Why the US is Persecuting Assange

Theresa May Was a Bad PM, But Her Resignation Will do Nothing to Arrest Britain’s Long-Term Decline

Trump is Making the Same Mistakes in the Middle East the US Always Makes

Europe is Powerless in Growing Conflict Between the US and Iran

The Mysterious “Sabotage” of Saudi Oil Tankers: a Dangerous Moment in Trump’s Escalating Conflict With Iran

The Furor Over the Cambridge Slave Trade Inquiry Proves Why It is Needed

ISIS Feeds Off the Chaos of War

What Revolutionaries in the Middle East Have Learned Since the Arab Spring

Netanyahu’s Victory in Israel Tells Us About the Balance of Power in the Middle East

Calling Assange a Narcissist Misses the Point