Paul Cochrane

Paul Cochrane is an independent journalist covering the Middle East and Africa. He lived in Bilad Al Sham (Cyprus, Palestine and Lebanon) for 24 years, mainly in Beirut. He is also the co-director of a documentary on the political-economy of water in Lebanon, “We Made Every Living Thing from Water”.

Targeting the Messenger to Kill the Message

Gaza Besieged: Why Israel’s Genocidal Strategy Won’t Destroy the Palestinian Resistance

FATF: The “Most Powerful Organization You’ve Never Heard Of” Strikes Again

Demilitarization = Decarbonization = Systemic solution

South Africa: Looting Talk, “the Nonsense” and Queuing for COVID Jabs

Nothing is Happening in South Africa (Just Devastation)

Under Israeli Bombs: PTSD, Traumatic Stress Disorder and Flashbacks

Castigating Its Competitors: Western Hypocrisy and China

No Beach Dompas: an Illegal Dip in the Indian Ocean During South Africa’s Covid-19 Restrictions

How Unofficial Capital Controls Stopped a Run on the Banks in Lebanon

Can You Spare $11.6 Billion? Lebanon’s Loans and Luxury Car Sales Paradox

On the Ground in Venezuela vs. the Media Spectacle

Europe’s Strategic Humanitarian Aid: Yemen vs. Syria

Undermined Sovereignty in the Middle East

Hot Air in the Saudi Desert: a Kingdom in Descent?