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’s Losses in Syria and Iraq Will Make It Difficult to Recruit

From Paris to London: Another City, Another Attack

Brexit, Nationalism and the Damage Done

Why Trump Should Stay Out of Yemen

Syria’s Civil War Is Almost Over … And Assad Has Won

Why We Shouldn’t Feel Too Optimistic If ISIS is Driven From Mosul

Iraqi Army Makes Big Gains in Battle for Mosul

The Coming Decline of US and UK Power

The Bitter Battle for Mosul

Trump v. the Media: a Fight to the Death

The Coming Destruction of Mosul

Trump Will Ignite a War With Iran, Which Will be Great News for ISIS

Netanyahu’s Hysterical Rhetoric on Iran is a Diversion From the West Bank

Baiting Iran: How Trump Risks Inflaming the Middle East

Trump’s Muslim Ban Will Only Spark More Terrorist Attacks

Theresa May’s Dangerous Ride: Desperately Seeking Turkey

The Long War: Turkey’s Difficult Struggle Against ISIS in Syria

As Syrian Peace Talks Begin in Kazakhstan, Russia Takes Center Stage

The Rise of Trump and Isis Have More in Common Than You Might Think

The Terrifying Parallels Between Trump and Erdogan

The Russian Dossier Reminds Me of the Row Over Saddam’s WMDs

Saudi Arabia’s Dream of Domination Goes Up in Flames

Why Turkey Can’t Stop ISIS

ISIS Will Lose the Battle of Mosul, But Not Much Will Remain

Why Threats Between EU and Turkey Ring Hollow

Of Course, Trump Still Favors Torture

Trump’s Team Will Start New Wars in the Middle East

City of Killers: the Battle for Tal Afar

Trump’s First Crisis: Iraqi Troops in Mosul?

Trump and the Middle East: Where Political Graves are Made

The Iraqi Christians Who Are Struggling to Survive After Isis

US-backed Forces Launch Raqqa Offensive as Terror Fears Grow in Europe

Is ISIS’s Baghdadi Trapped in Mosul?

This is What Will Happen to Mosul After ISIS is Evicted

Aleppo vs. Mosul: Media Biases

13 Years of War: Mosul’s Frightening and Uncertain Future

This Battle for Mosul Will Not Be the Last

US Allies are Funding ISIS (and Hillary Knew All Along)

Why a No-Fly Zone Will Not Solve the Crisis in Aleppo

How the West’s Economic Sanctions are Inflicting Suffering on Ordinary Syrians

House of Saud Won’t Save Britain From Post-Brexit Decline

Cracks in the Kingdom: Saudi Arabia Rocked by Financial Strains

Airstrikes, Obfuscation and Propaganda in Syria

Britain in Syria: No Plans, No Strategy, Only Phantom Allies

A Disastrous Error in Syria

What Next in Syria?

Syria’s Fragile Truce: Can It Last a Week?

ISIS Fighter Reveals Group’s Plan If Defeated in Syria

A Fight to the Death: Syria’s Kurds Defend Their Land Against Invading Turks

Has Turkey Overplayed Its Hand in Syria?