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).

The Crippling of Britain in the Age of Brexit

Theresa May’s Appalling Legacy Will be the Destruction of the Good Friday Agreement

How ISIS’s Brutal Project in the Middle East was Finally Overthrown

The Brutal Legacy of Bloody Sunday is a Powerful Warning to Those Hoping to Save Brexit

The Political Class’s Disregard for Irish Life

Stupid, Stupid, Stupid English

Forget the Blunders on Brexit and Foreign Policy, the ISIS Mother and Her Infant are the “Real Threat”

She Didn’t Start the Fire: Why Attack the ISIS Bride?

Trump Says ISIS is Defeated, But He Ignores the Much Bigger and More Troubling Picture

Brexit in the Context of British History

A Plague of Rats: How Years of Austerity Prompted Many Britons to Vote for Brexit

Trump Doesn’t Always Get It Wrong on the Middle East

The West Failed to Learn the Most Important Lessons From the Rise and Fall of ISIS

On the Brink of Brexit: the Only Thing Most People Outside Westminster Know About Brexit is That It’s a Mess

Refugees Are in the English Channel Because of Western Interventions in the Middle East

Brexit Bluster: a Sorry Tale About a Country that Wanted to ‘Take Back Control’

From Bizarre Rage Against James Joyce to MI5 Phone-Bugging: Why I Collect Snippets of Strangers’ Conversations

Trump’s Syrian Withdrawal: an Act of Political Realism

Trump’s Abrupt Withdrawal From Syria Might Provide Exactly the Anarchic Conditions in Which ISIS has Always Flourished

Will Anger in Washington Over the Murder of Khashoggi End the War in Yemen?

The Yemeni Dead: Six Times Higher Than Previously Reported

Brexit Britain’s Crisis of Self-Confidence Will Only End in Tears and Rising Nationalism

Britain’s Naive Exceptionalism

Why the Brexiteers May be More Dangerous Than Trump

What Can We Learn From a Headmaster Who Refused to Allow His Students to Celebrate Armistice Day?

The Midterm Results are Challenging Racism in America in Unexpected Ways

My Childhood Experience of Polio Taught Me an Important Lesson About the Effects of Migration on Healthcare

The Death Toll in Yemen is Five Times Higher Than We Think…How Much Longer Will We Shrug Off Responsibility?

Leak by Leak: Erdogan Exerts His Leverage Over the Saudis

The Middle East, Not Russia, Will Prove Trump’s Downfall

When Saudi Arabia’s Credibility is Damaged, So is America’s

The Saudi Atrocities in Yemen are a Worse Story Than the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

After Four Decades of Chaos is Iraq Finally Stabilizing?

Cracks in the House of Saud

Russia’s New Missile Defense System in Syria May Change Balance of Power in Middle East

With ISIS Defeated, Trump Targets Iran

How Putin Came Out on Top in Syria

Iraq’s Prime Ministers Come and Go, But the Stalemate Remains

The Adults in the White House Trying to Save the US From Trump Are Just as Dangerous as He Is

Why the World Should Care About What Happens in Basra

If the Troubles Return After Brexit, It Won’t Just be Because of the Irish Border Issue

Fool on the Hill: the Bombast of Boris Johnson

The Ongoing Decline of British Power

What Boris Johnson Doesn’t Know About British History

Iraqi Protests: “Bad Government, Bad Roads, Bad Weather, Bad People”

Trump Knows That the US Can Exercise More Power in a UK Weakened by Brexit

Is ISIS About to Lose Its Last Stronghold in Syria?

When ISIS is Gone, Iraq Will Remain a Deeply Corrupt Country

Haunted by a Legacy of Hatred: Fear of ISIS’s Return in Iraq

Iraq is Threatened by Catastrophic Drought