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).

Kurdish Women Protest After Being Told by Turkish-Backed Militias to Wear the Hijab

Attacking Hodeidah is a Deliberate Act of Cruelty by the Trump Administration

Battle for Libyan City of Derna, Where 125,000 People Face ‘Unprecedented Levels of Violence’

All Facts Are Not Equal: Inside Claud Cockburn’s MI5 File

The Faked Assassination of Arkady Babchenko

The Manchester Bomber was Only Able to Massacre People Because of the Mistakes Made by the British Government

Israel is at the Height of Its Power, But the Palestinians are Still There

The Damage Trump Has Done in the Middle East

If Europe Wants to Remain on the World Stage, It Must Resist Trump on Iran

Trump and Netanyahu May Not Want War With Iran, But They May Fall Into One Anyway

Why Israel’s Bombing of Syria May Backfire

Netanyahu’s Performance Only Proves Exactly Why Iran Nuclear Deal Needs to Remain in Place

De-escalation With North Korea, Escalation With Iran

As Trump Berates Iran, His Options are Limited

In Middle East Wars It Pays to be Skeptical

The Plight of the Yazidi of Afrin

Syria Bombing Reveals Weakness of Theresa May

Big Noise: Apocalyptic Tweets, Limited Strikes

How Can We Know If a Chemical Weapons Attack Took Place in Syria?

Trump Vowed to Make Assad Pay a Price, But It Probably Won’t Make Any Difference

Despite Gaza Massacre, Israel Remains Immune From Criticism

The Ignorant and the Arrogant: How Pompeo and Bolton Bring Us Closer to War in the Middle East

ISIS’s Last Gasps

It’s Wishful Thinking to Blame Trump’s Win on Cambridge Analytics

Erdogan Threatens Wider War Against the Kurds

The Fall of Afrin and the Next Phase of the Syrian War

Syria’s War of Ethnic Cleansing

Trapped in Eastern Ghouta

The OXFAM Scandal Got Worse When They Tried to Do Things Right

People Care More About the OXFAM Scandal Than the Cholera Epidemic

Is Turkey Recruiting ex-ISIS Fighters?

Why We Should Fear the ‘Washington Establishment’ Figures Who are Pulling the Strings in the Trump Administration

It’s Time to Call Economic Sanctions What They Are: War Crimes

The Destabilizer: Trump’s Escalating Threats Against Iran

Israel Launches Airstrikes on Syria, as Assad’s Forces Near Victory

The Iranian Protests, the Press and the Think Tanks

What’s Driving Iran’s Protests?

Are the Wars in Syria and Iraq Finally Coming to an End?

Cracks in the House of Saud: the Pratfalls of the Crown Prince

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Risks Uniting the Entire Arab World Against the US

Jerusalem Explained

The Smart Weapons Fallacy: Civilian Casualties From “Precision” Air Strikes in Iraq and Syria

How Brexit Could Push Britain Toward War in Ireland Again

The Greatest Threats to the Middle East are Jared Kushner and Mohammed bin Salman

Camp Speicher Massacre: Retracing the Steps of ISIS’s Worst Atrocity

Why the Anti-Corruption Drive in Saudi Arabia is Doomed to Fail

Greatest Threat to Peace in Iraq is Not Isis, It’s Trump Picking a Fight With Iran

Donald Trump’s Best New Policy in the Middle East Would be No New Policy

How the Kurds Lost Iraq

Iraq to End Decades-Old Policy of Semi-Independent Rule in Kurdistan