Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk writes for the Independent, where this column originally appeared. 

Can Lebanon be Saved?

The Only Way the Fight Against Coronavirus Resembles the Real Wars I’ve Witnessed

Pompeo, Gantz and the End of the Two-State Solution

Russia is About to Face its Biggest Test Yet in Syria

Biden Says He ‘Doesn’t Have Enough Information’ on Iran to Have a View. How Odd, He Negotiated the Nuclear Deal

How Do You Get Off the Terror Watch List? With Cold, Hard Cash

What Trump is Doing in the Middle East While You are Distracted by COVID-19

Trump Should Have the Guts to Call His Middle East Troop Redeployments What They Are: a Retreat

The Saudi Royal Family Appear Unaware of the Dangers of Settling Scores Among Themselves

Don’t Expect a Democratic President to Roll Back Trump’s Policies

Iran’s Coronavirus Outbreak Bizarrely Resembles the Black Death

There’s Little Chance for Change in Lebanon, Except for More Suffering

Trump’s Banal “Deal of the Century” is Impossible to Take Seriously

Trump in Davos: US isolationism is Reaching Its Final Narcissistic Chapter

Iran Will be Changed Forever by Admitting Its Great Mistake, Unlike the West Which Ignores Its Own Misdeeds

Was Soleimani a Monstrous Kingmaker or Simply an Enabler?

Trump is Starting a War With Iran, Whether by Accident or Design

The Syrian Conflict is Awash with Propaganda, Chemical Warfare Bodies Should not be Caught Up in It

Behind the Scenes of One Middle East Investigation I’ll Never Forget

All Massacres Will Become “Alleged Massacres” If We Don’t Pay Attention

How Skewed Polling and Media Bias are Warping American Attitudes About the Green New Deal

When You Follow the Gun Trail, You Can End Up in Expected Places

Meet the Controversial Actor and Businessman Standing Up Against Egypt’s el-Sisi

The Remembrance Poppy is Becoming a Weapon Against Immigrants to Canada

Reporting Syria: I Talked to Everyone, Except Assad

How Belfast Prepared Me for the Middle East

Pompeo Scorns the Law Because He’s Never Had to Follow It

Michael Lynk’s UN Report on Israeli Settlements Speaks the Truth, But the World Refuses to Listen

How the Syrian Democratic Forces Were Suddenly Transformed into “Kurdish Forces”

The New Revolutionaries of the Middle East Share the Same Flaw

Baghdadi May be Dead, But Trump has Brought ISIS Back to Life

Fear on the Streets: Hezbollah and the Protests in Lebanon

The Lebanese Uprising Won’t Prevail While Sectarian Elites Remain in Control

Beirut is Burning: Why I Don’t Blame the Rioters

Trump and the Retreat of the American Empire

Trump and Erdogan have Much in Common – and the Kurds will be the Tragic Victims of Their Idiocy

“Your Transaction Has Been Canceled”: Lessons in Lebanon’s Economy

A Year After Khashoggi’s Murder, Saudi Arabia is Lurching Toward Chaos

As Netanyahu’s Power in the Middle East Wanes, Trump Has to Find His Own Way to Deal with Iran

The Coming Drone War Over Lebanon

The Crazed, Rogue Leader is in Washington Not Tehran

The Fourth Afghan War is About to Escalate

If Chinese Tanks Take Hong Kong, Who’ll be Surprised?

Rattling the Nuclear Cage: India, Pakistan, Israel, Iran and the US

Lies and buffoonery: How Boris Johnson’s fantasy world casts dark shadows in the Middle East

From Nazi Germany to Ottoman Turkey, Genocides Begin in the Wilderness, Far From Prying Eyes

It’s Trump Who Needs to be Deterred From War Not Iran

American Visitors to the Gestapo Museum Draw Their Own Conclusions

Trump’s Hissy-Fit Over Darroch Will Blow a Chill Wind Across Britain’s Embassies in the Middle East

The Autocrats of the Middle East are No Longer a Global Anomaly