Patrick Cockburn

Patrick Oliver Cockburn is an Irish journalist who has been a Middle East correspondent since 1979 for the Financial Times and, presently, The Independent. He has written four books on Iraq 's recent history. He won the Martha Gellhorn Prize in 2005, the James Cameron Prize in 2006 and the Orwell Prize for Journalism in 2009.

 

Afganistanin sotaa kaunistellaan valheilla, 4.3.2014 (Patrick Cockburn)

 

 

Time runs out for Christian Iraq: Isis deadline passes with mass flight, The Independent, 20 July 2014

The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering, The Independent, 20 July 2014

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Collateral damage is inevitable in the chaos of proxy war, The Independent, 18 July 2014

Syria conflict: Isis marches further into Syria tipping the balance of power in the civil war, The Independent, 15 July 2014

Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country, The Independent, 13 July 2014

Iraq crisis: Accusations fly between Kurdish leaders and Baghdad hampering co-ordinated action against militants, The Independent, 10 July 2014

Battle for Baghdad, London Review of Books, 10 July 2014 (17 July issue)

Bahrain moves to expel 'unwelcome' US official for meeting Shia opposition group, The Independent, 8 July 2014

Isis leader preaches holy war: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi puts persecution of Shias at heart of his ideology ahead of push on Baghdad, The Independent, 7 July 2014

Iraq crisis: As Shia shrines are targeted and Tikrit is strangled, the fiercest of wars lies ahead, The Independent, 6 July 2014

Ahmed Chalabi: Right man, wrong time for Iraq's once-exiled opposition leader? The Independent, 4 July 2014

Iraq crisis: Saudi Arabian troops mass at border after claims 2,500 Iraqi troops have abandoned their positions, The Independent, 3 July 2014

Parliamentary Paralysis in Iraq, CounterPunch, 2 July 2014

Isis Caliphate has Baghdad worried because of appeal to angry young Sunnis, The Independent, 30 June 2014

Iraq crisis: Tikrit turns into a 'town of ghosts' as Isis occupation leaves Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on the edge, The Independent, 29 June 2014

Iraq crisis: John Kerry's search for moderates is five years late, The Independent, 29 June 2014

Iraq crisis: Sectarian hatred stalks Baghdad as the rise of Isis widens the gulf between Shia and Sunni, The Independent, 27 June 2014

Iraq crisis: Nouri al-Maliki is ‘taking Iraq to hell' by rejecting salvation government, The Independent, 25 June 2014

Iraq crisis: Kurds winning the battle for self-rule as country disintegrates, The Independent, 24 June 2014

raq crisis: Fears of partition grow as Islamists seize border crossing with Jordan and sweep towards Baghdad, The Independent, 23 June 2014

Iraq crisis - the great unravelling: US and Iran need to work together fast, as the barbarians are at the gate, The Independent, 22 June 2014

Iraq crisis: As the Sunni terror spreads, its fighters look for wives, The Independent, 22 June 2014

Iraq crisis: Maliki's days in power numbered as Iran and US lose faith, The Independent, 20 June 2014

Iraq crisis: In Baghdad, a city gripped by fear, news is priceless - but Isis is winning the propaganda war, The Independent, 19 June 2014

Iraq crisis: US precision attacks will hurt the jihadists but they won't defeat them, The Independent, 19 June 2014

Iraq crisis exclusive: US rules out military action until Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stands down, The Independent, 19 June 2014

Iraq crisis: Fears grow that Baghdad could be engulfed in sectarian violence as Isis edges in on capital, The Independent, 17 June 2014

Iraq crisis: In Baghdad, the fear index is the price of a bullet and it has tripled, The Independent, 16 June 2014

Who are Isis? The rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, The Independent, 16 June 2014

Iraq crisis: US lines up Iran talks to combat Isis as 'mass execution' pushes Iraq towards sectarian war, The Independent, 16 June 2014

Iraq crisis: West must take up Tehran's offer to block an Isis victory, The Independent, 15 June 2014

Iran to step in to prevent collapse of Iraqi state, The Independent, 13 June 2014

Iraq crisis: Baghdad prepares for the worst as Islamist militants vow to capture the capital, The Independent, 13 June 2014

Iraq crisis: ‘Do not fall prey to your vanities' - the philosophy of the country's new conquerors, The Independent, 12 June 2014

Iraq crisis: Capture of Mosul ushers in the birth of a Sunni caliphate, The Independent, 11 June 2014

Iraq crisis: Islamist militants attack Tikrit and near Baghdad after 500,000 are forced to flee Mosul, The Independent, 11 June 2014

Mosul emergency: Who is the jihadi leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? The Independent, 10 June 2014

Mosul emergency: Anarchy in Iraq as militants seize northern capital and free 1,200 prisoners in jail break, The Independent, 10 June 2014

Battle to establish Islamic state across Iraq and Syria, The Independent, 9 June 2014

In the war on terrorism, only al-Qa'ida thrives, The Independent, 8 June 2014

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl release: Email exchange reveals extent of US failure in Afghan war, The Independent, 3 June 2014

The Chilcot inquiry's focus on Bush-Blair secrets distracts us from disaster in plain sight, The Independent, 1 June 2014

Syria: Fighting a civil war through the ballot box, The Independent, 28 May 2014

Syrian rebels cut off water to Aleppo in botched attack on regime areas - and manage to create shortage in their own strongholds, The Independent, 12 May 2014

Foreign Jihadis in Syria Pledge Their Own 9/11, CounterPunch, 5 May 2014

In Syria, rebel attacks in the north reflect a number of important changes, The Independent, 17 April 2014

Syria conflict: A shift for fading insurgency as foreign backers look to reverse months of military defeats at the hands of government soldiers, The Independent, 16 April 2014

MI6, the CIA and Turkey's rogue game in Syria, The Independent, 13 April 2014

Al-Qa'ida, the second act: Syria's secular uprising has been hijacked by jihadists, The Independent, 20 March 2014

Al-Qa'ida, the second act: Is Saudi Arabia regretting its support for terrorism? The Independent, 17 March 2014

Endless War? As Syria Conflict Enters 4th Year, Deadly Stalemate Favors Assad Regime, Democracy Now! 17 March 2014 (video and transcript)

Syria's road to hell: A hair-raising journey between Damascus and Tartous, The Independent, 8 March 2014

The nature of war has changed, which is bleak news for Syria's minorities, The Independent, 1 March 2014

Local truces aside, the ingredients for a long Syrian war are all still in place, The Indepedent, 23 February 2014

Syria conflict: Enemies cross the front lines in Damascus. But will the truce hold? The Independent, 19 February 2014

 

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