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).

Turkey’s Foray into Syria: a Gamble in a Very Dangerous Game

A Battle to the Death in Syria

Foreign Backers Flood Syria

After the Coup, Turkey is Being Torn Apart

Isis Bombs Kill Dozens in Kurdish City of Qamishli as Extremist Group Faces Becoming Surrounded

Erdogan Moves Against the Gulen Movement in Turkey

Erdogan is Strengthened by the Failed Coup, But Turkey is the Loser

Everything You Need to Know About the Turkey Coup

Erdogan is Using This Failed Coup to Get Rid of the Last Vestiges of Secular Turkey

How a Hillary Clinton Presidency Could Let ISIS Off the Hook

The Repression in Bahrain

Amateur Hour: Britain, Blair and Iraq

The Real Lesson of Iraq: Nothing Was Learned, No Good Was Done

Words That Continue to Deceive (and Kill): Britain, Tony Blair, and the Iraq Deception

From the Lebanese Civil War to Brexit: Europe Has Under-Estimated the Destructive Power of Nationalism

Brexiteers Have Much in Common With Arab Spring Protesters

The Fall of Fallujah

Playing Into the Hands of the Jihadis: Orlando and the Dangers of Over-Reaction and Collective Punishment

What Tony Blair Has Learned About the Middle East: Absolutely Nothing

ISIS in Syria: US-backed Forces Target Jihadist Stronghold on Turkish Border

The Battle for Mosul: the Peshmerga Advances on ISIS Stronghold

Airstrikes on ISIS are Reducing Their Cities to Ruins

The Battle of Fallujah: ISIS Unleashes Its Death Squads

Why Visa Waivers are Dangerous for Turks

Corrupt Elites and the Looting Machine

ISIS Under Bombs: Battered But Not Defeated

Saudi Arabia’s Great Leap Forward: What Would Mao Think?

Into the Green Zone: Iraq’s Disintegrating Political System

Saudi Arabia and 9/11: the Kingdom May be in For a Nasty Shock

Baghdad After the Fall of Saddam Hussein

The First Draft of History: Dispatches From the Frontline of War

How Western Intervention in Yemen Gave Al Qaeda the Upper Hand

The Easter Rising, My Grandfather and the Untold Story of Sir Roger Casement

The Forgotten War: a Shaky Truce in Yemen

The Corruption Revealed in the Panama Papers Opened the Door to Isis

The US Military: Back on the Battlefield in Iraq

How Politicians Duck the Blame for Terrorism

Obama and the House of Saud: a New Skepticism?

Oil Prices and ISIS Ruin Kurdish Dreams of Riches

Turkey’s Syrian Calculation: Gambling on an Invasion?

Winners and Losers in the Syrian Civil War

A Week of Bombings

How ISIS Learns From Its Defeats

More Planes Than Targets: Why the Air War on ISIS Will Fail

The Wishful Thinking War: a Briefing on Syria to Members of Parliament

Nasty Surprises: the Problem With Bombing ISIS

Trigger Happy: Will Turkey’s Downing of Russian Jet Backfire on NATO?

ISIS Thrives on the Disunity of Its Enemies

Why States of Emergency and Extreme Security Measures Won’t Stop ISIS

Bombing ISIS Into the Heart of Europe: the New Face War