Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk (born in 1946 in Maidstone, Kent) is an English journalist and author. He is the Middle East correspondent of the UK newspaper The Independent, has spent more than 30 years living in and reporting from the region, and won awards for his work. He lives in Beirut, Lebanon.

 

Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East. Fourth Estate 2005.

 

Another ‘sham' election is over, so what now for Algeria? The Independent, 21 April 2014

The Middle East we must confront in the future will be a Mafiastan ruled by money, The Independent, 20 April 2014

A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A forgotten naval victory in which even Nature played a part, The Independent, 16 April 2014

I suspect that deep in the soul of some Irish people there is a sneaking affection for the Royal Family, The Independent, 16 April 2014

Has Recep Tayyip Erdogan gone from model Middle East 'strongman' to tin-pot dictator? The Independent, 10 April 2014

Sinister efforts to minimise Japanese war crimes and portray the empire as a victim must be exposed, The Independent, 6 April 2014

he 1915 Armenian genocide: Finding a fit testament to a timeless crime, The Independent, 6 April 2014

As the centenary of the First World War Armenian Genocide nears, a survivor describes how she still hears the screams, The Independent, 30 March 2014

Assad is already counting on soldiers still at school to fill the gaps left by 30,000 casualties, The Independent, 23 March 2014

'There is no sectarianism in the army': Syria's war – the general's view, The Independent, 21 March 2014

Qatar pays Syrian rebels £40m ransom to free nuns - or did it? It depends what rumours you believe, The Independent, 18 March 2014

On the march with Assad's army: ‘Unusually, the Syrian army took rebel prisoners. Ominously, I saw none', The Independent, 17 March 2014

'One day, you will all be lynched, dead, sick or alive', The Independent, 14 March 2014

Western leaders cannot face a ‘looming' war. So I guess they'll patch something up - and let Russia gobble part of Ukraine, The Independent, 9 March 2014

Were it not for the French, Hezbollah would all be Syrians fighting on their own government's side inside their own country, The Independent, 2 March 2014

Pluralism was once the hallmark of the Arab world, so the exodus of Christians from the Middle East is painful to one Islamic scholar, The Independent, 23 February 2014

Ukraine's future is tied up with Syria's – and Vladimir Putin is crucial to both, The Independent, 21 February 2014

Civilians are dying. Campaigners are being kidnapped. The world cannot turn a blind eye to America's drone attacks in Pakistan, The Independent, 16 February 2014

Proof that politics hasn't changed, The Independent, 16 February 2014

Iran's dead poets society: The execution of Hashem Shabaani shows the pen can be mightier than the sword, The Independent, 13 February 2014

The number of women sentenced to death across the Middle East has very little to do with justice, The Independent, 10 February 2014

Using ‘generic' illustrations in news stories dishonours the dead and distorts the truth by Robert Fisk, The Idependent, 2 February 2014

If only Tony Blair could grasp the truth about Field Marshal Sisi, The Idependent, 30 January 2014

Confessions beaten out of ‘suspects', executions by the hundreds... How different is justice in today's Iraq from the era of Saddam? The Independent, 27 January 2014

A tale from Ireland that will stir the blood – even make it boil, The Independent, 26 January 2014

Syria report: One is reminded of Nazi Germany, The Independent, 21 January 2014

Britain feared civil war in Ireland more than it feared war in Europe 100 years ago, The Independent, 19 January 2014

Egyptians – or 98.1% of them – carry on a proud tradition, The Independent, 19 January 2014

Yarmouk: A camp without hope for a people without a land, The Independent, 16 January 2014

Rafiq Hariri murder trial: Proceedings begin - but the dock is empty, The Independent, 15 January 2013

The ‘flowers' of the Arab Spring are so distracting that Ariel Sharon's death has barely raised a whimper, The Independent, 12 January 2014

Ariel Sharon: Peacemaker, hero... and butcher, The Independent, 12 January 2014

Now it's Middle Eastern regimes fighting al-Qa'ida, while the US ties itself up in knots, The Independent, 5 January 2014

By branding the entire Muslim Brotherhood as terrorists, General Sisi is adopting a well-tested tactic of past Egyptian dictators, The Independent, 29 December 2013

Time to remember Nelson Mandela's soft touch with the IRA, The Independent, 29 December 2013

Mohamad Chatah - fierce critic of Assad - is murdered in Beirut, The Independent, 27 December 2013

Is Mikhail Kalashnikov in Hell? The man was confident he would not go there, The Independent, 25 December 2013

Syrian rebels have taken iconoclasm to new depths, with shrines, statues and even a tree destroyed – but to what end? The Independent, 22 December 2013

Do you get phone calls from nowhere? , The Independent, 22 December 2013

The sad and puzzling story of Abbas Khan, the British doctor found dead in Syrian jail, The Independent, 17 December 2013

British prisoner Dr Abbas Khan found dead in Syrian jail days before he was due to be handed over to MP George Galloway, The Independent, 17 December 2013

As we move towards the Great War's centenary, it's time to recognise the reality of its horror, The Independent, 15 December 2013

An obsessive's documenting of Israeli war crimes in Lebanon can show us how the West lost respect for international law, The Independent, 8 December 2013

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria, The Independent, 1 December 2013

Suicide attack in Beirut: Tragedy is spreading from Iran's western border to the Mediterranean, The Independent, 25 November 2013

He may huff and puff but Benjamin Netanyahu is on his own now as nuclear agreement isolates Israel, The Independent, 24 November 2013

Beirut bomb blasts kill 23: Iranian Embassy is the target in a widening war between Shia and Sunni, The Independent, 19 November 2013

The real poison is to be found in Arafat's legacy, The Independent, 17 November 2013

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian general idolised for deposing former President Mohamed Morsi, The Independent, 15 November 2013

Polio has broken out in Syria and 20 million children are to be vaccinated, The Independent, 11 November 2013

Poppycock – or why remembrance rituals make me see red, The Independent, 7 November 2013

Morsi trial: If a court can exemplify the divisions of a nation, this one did for Egypt, The Independent, 4 November 2013

As Mohamed Morsi goes to trial, General Sisi should remember: Egypt is a dangerous place to rule, The Independent, 4 November 2013

Is The Hague making a mockery of justice so the CIA and MI6 can save face? The Independent, 31 October 2013

Remembering the First World War: The flood of 1914-18 memorabilia has begun – and it will break your heart, The Independent, 27 October 2013

How the Sunni-Shia schism is dividing the world, The Independent, 23 October 2013

It took decades for truth to be revealed in Algeria. How long will it take Syria? The Independent, 20 October 2013

Slow going by UN in probe on murder of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, The Independent, 20 October 2013

Lebanon has cause for shame in its treatment of Syrian refugees, The Independent, 14 October 2013

Further proof emerges of Turkey's genocide, The Independent, 13 October 2013

Ancient Sidon: Sifting through the city's deadly history, The Independent, 9 October 2013

A tragedy off the coast of Indonesia that should shame Lebanon's neglectful government, The Independent, 7 October 2013

US cowardice will let Israel's isolated right off the hook, The Independent, 1 October 2013

A Syrian solution to civil conflict? The Free Syrian Army is holding talks with Assad's senior staff, The Independent, 30 September 2013

Khaled Mahjoub: The man with President Assad's ear, The Independent, 29 September 2013

Syria crisis: In sacred Maaloula, where they speak the language of Christ, war leads neighbours into betrayal, The Independent, 25 September 2013

Syrian immorality tales: Two men in the conflict who didn't deserve their fate, The Independent, 24 September 2013

"I had five sons, now I have four": Syria's senior cleric pardons the rebels who killed his son, The Independent, 23 September 2013

Into the Minotaur's cave of diplomacy: how Russia became Syria's deterrent, The Independent, 22 September 2013

Gas missiles 'were not sold to Syria', The Independent, 22 September 2013

The humanitarian headache of bringing home Syria's bodies, The Independent, 20 September 2013

The death toll in Syria continues to rise - whoever is doing the counting, The Independent, 19 September 2013

Assad's troops may be winning this war in Syria's capital - untouched by Obama's threats, The Independent, 19 September 2013

There is something deeply cynical about this chemical weapons ‘timetable', The Independent, 15 September 2016

Syria intervention: Would Operation Biffing Arabs be the best name for it? The Independent, 8 September 2013

Vladimir Putin will happily let Obama sweat it out alone in Syria, The Independent, 5 September 2013

This bombardment of Syria clichés shows no sign of stopping, The Independent, 5 September 2013

Once Washington made the Middle East tremble – now no one there takes it seriously, The Independent, 1 September 2013

We should have been traumatised into action by this war in 2011. And 2012. But now? The Independent, 30 August 2013

Does President Obama know he's fighting on al-Qa'ida's side? The Independent, 27 August 2013

Fisk joins the onrushing herd by The Editors, Media Lens Message Board, 26 August 2013

Death is now everyday among Arabs - but culprits, and facts, are rare, The Independent, 25 August 2013

'People think they made a big mistake, electing Morsi...they hate the Brotherhood', The Independent, 23 August 2013

A freed Mubarak should feel at home in today's topsy turvy Egypt, The Independent, 21 August 2013

Video: Middle East Expert Robert Fisk Analyses Egypt Unrest, The Palestine Chronicle, 19 August 2013

Egypt crisis: A national tragedy plays out at Cairo's stinking mortuary, The Independent, 19 August 2013

How some ordinary Egyptians became ‘malicious terrorists', The Independent, 18 August 2013

The police keep firing; the bodies pile up. In Cairo, bloodbaths are now a daily occurrence, The Independent, 16 August 2013

Cairo massacre: The Muslim Brotherhood's silent martyrs lie soaked in blood, The Independent, 15 August 2013

Cairo massacre: After today, what Muslim will ever trust the ballot box again? The Independent, 14 August 2013

Any other ‘statesman' who negotiated peace like John Kerry would be treated as a thief, The Independent, 13 August 2013

Devilish compromises of fighting ‘evil' played out on stage… and real life, The Independent, 11 August 2013

In Egypt General al-Sisi is at a loss – but a massacre on Eid would bring too much infamy, The Independent, 8 August 2013

Millions take to the streets of Egypt in an ever-growing media fantasy, The Independent, 4 August 2013

Baroness Ashton's low-key approach gets her all the way to Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi's secret location, The Independent, 30 July 2013

Egyptian violence was a massacre, not a ‘post-revolution transition', The Independent, 28 July 2013

Eyewitness in Egypt: 'Most were shot in the face – only one in the back', The Independent, 28 July 2013

As impoverished crowds gather in support of Mohamed Morsi, the well-heeled march behind their images of the General, The Independent, 27 July 2013

Alaa Aswany: The overthrow of President Morsi was not a coup, it was the third wave of Egypt's revolution, The Independent, 25 July 2013

The Egyptian army wants to destroy the Muslim Brotherhood – but in many ways they are already history, The Independent, 24 July 2013

Was it four killed? Or nine? In Egypt, the deaths keep racking up - and few pay any attention, The Independent, 23 July 2013

Israel will maintain contact with Hezbollah, so why should Europe stop? The Independent, 22 July 2013

If we are going to retreat, must we grovel so shamefully as we leave? The Independent, 21 July 2013

By taking sides within sides, Rifkind risks a repeat of Balkans mistakes in Syria, The Independent, 14 July 2013

Who is the US arming in Syria? President Assad rubs his hands at news of rebel split, The Independent, 12 July 2013

We British go out of our way to avoid using the word ‘Muslim', The Independent, 7 July 2013

When is a military coup not a military coup? When it happens in Egypt, apparently, The Independent, 4 July 2013

The army is built from both sides of Egypt's divide – yet must now keep them apart, The Independent, 3 July 2013

Demands of 2011 revolution were not met... but the army does not hold the answers, The Independent, 1 July 2013

Britain's problems with a veto on Syria go right back to Yalta, The Independent, 30 June 2013

If it's like father, like son, Qatar's Emir Tamim will be no pushover, The Independent, 25 June 2013

The three things that always accompany occupation, The Independent, 23 June 2013

Now I really don't want to appear on the Newseum's shameful list, The Independent, 16 June 2013

World exclusive: Iran will send 4,000 troops to aid Bashar al-Assad's forces in Syria, The Independent, 16 June 2013

As the US wants to arm 'nice Syrian rebels' we must remind ourselves that weapons are not just guns. They are about money, The Independent, 14 June 2013

Iran votes for new president: Farewell Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, we'll miss you – but not that much..., The Independent, 14 June 2013

The Lebanese army fears rise of the Sunni Muslim Salafists, The Independent, 10 June 2013

Ahmadinejad's successor is supposed to be chosen by the people, not guardians, The Independent, 9 June 2013

Hezbollah has been lured into unknown territory in Syria as it wages costly battle for survival, The Independent, 2 June 2013

‘We ran up to the roof. That was when the second missile killed Loulou': Lebanon is counting the cost in human lives of the Syrian conflict, The Independent, 28 May 2013

Hezbollah's war in Syria threatens to engulf Lebanon, The Independent, 26 May 2013

Gunmen face off in Tripoli as sectarian battle escalates, The Independent, 25 May 2013

A War That Won't End Interview with Robert Fisk on the War in Syria by Michael Hartlep, Qantara.de, 21 May 2013

Where else but Northern Ireland would a killer on a school board even be mooted as a possibility? The Independent, 20 May 2013

The Armenian hero whom Turkey would prefer to forget, The Independent, 12 May 2013

Robert Fisk on Syria's Civil War, Chemical Weapons "Theater" & Obama's Backing of Israeli Strikes, Democracy Now! 7 May 2013 (video)

The truth is that after Israel's air strikes, we are involved, The Independent, 5 May 2013

How Achille Lauro hijackers were seduced by high life, The Independent, 5 May 2013

War reporting - a veteran's guide: Shot at, seized by a murderous mob and chased by kidnappers..., The Independent, 2 May 2013

Assad sends his feared militia squads to the battlefront, The Independent, 29 April 2013

Syria and sarin gas: US claims have a very familiar ring, The Independent, 28 April 2013

This was supposed to be a 'game changer' week in Syria, so why is it all the same? The Independent, 28 April 2013

They may be fighting for Syria, not Assad. They may also be winning, The Independent, 26 April 2013

Inside Damascus - memoirs reveal the Hafez approach, The Independent, 21 April 2013

The 9,000 unsung heroes working on bot sides of Syri's front line, The Indepndent, 19 April 2013

Beware wishful thinking. Assad isn't going soon, The Independent, 18 April 2013

At a checkpoint, watching for bombs, the talk turned to religion, The Independent, 16 April 2013

‘We don't really know what war is like. We haven't seen it yet', The Independent, 15 April 2013

President Assad's army is starting to call the shots in Syria, The Independent, 14 April 2013

A barbaric war throws up a horror story that makes villains of all, The Independent, 14 April 2013

Mobiles become weapons as tactics change in Syria's new phoney war, The Independent, 12 April 2013

The war has reached Damascus, but for now it is not a warzone, The Independent, 11 April 2013

Khalil Raad's Palestinian pictures chart the history - and the tragedy, The Independent, 8 April 2013

When George Bush invaded Iraq, life imitated art, The Independent, 31 March 2013

Lebanon is like a Rolls Royce with square wheels… it has a lot that's worthy of praise but it doesn't run so well. The Independent, 24 March 2013

Bahrain hit by doctors' desertion, The Independent, 24 March 2013

World Focus: The Eyes Of The World Are Trained On Israel. But Will There Be Anything To See?, The Independent, 19 March 2013

The cost of war must be measured by human tragedy, not artefacts, The Independent, 18 March 2013

A misty-eyed farewell to Lebanon's smoky nargile dens, The Independent, 10 March 2013

John Kerry wants the Gulf to support the Syrian rebels. But which rebels? The soft, safe ones? Or those horrible, 'terrorist' Islamists?, The Independent, 5 March 2013

Alawite history reveals the complexities of Syria that West does not understand, The Independent, 4 March 2013

The West babbles on, and Assad is the winner, The Independent, 1 March 2013

Mystery of a death on the Beirut road, The Independent, 24 February 2013

War on terror is the West's new religion, The Independent, 24 February 2013

How Canada, land of political correctness, became the latest front in the Syrian civil war, The Independent, 10 February 2013

The murder of Shokri Belaid is a sign that Tunisia's 'Jasmine Revolution' is turning dark, The Independent, 6 February 2013

From the Papal monasteries to Timbuktu, absolutism lives on, The Independent, 3 February 2013

From Algeria, a lesson in how to bypass democracy, The Independent, 27 January 2013

Mokhtar Belmokhtar, The New Face Of Al-Qa'ida (And Why He's Nothing Like Osama Bin Laden), The Independent, 24 January 2013

Ben Affleck, Argo and a chilling portrait of suspicion and vengeance in post-revolutionary Tehran, The Independent, 20 January 2013

Algeria, Mali, and why this week has looked like an obscene remake of earlier Western interventions, The Independent, 18 January 2013

Algeria: the slaughter of the good and bad at the In Amenas gas plant was utterly predictable, The Independent, 17 January 2013

It sounds like a replay of Algeria's civil war. Don't bet on a happy ending, The Independent, 16 January 2013

The retrial that will seal the fate of Hosni Mubarak, The Independent, 13 January 2013

Anonymous trolls are as pathetic as the anonymous "sources" that contaminate the gutless journalism of the New York Times, BBC, and CNN, The Independent, 10 January 2013

Army was the target audience of President's theatre at the opera house, The Independent, 6 January 2013

Why the numbers game doesn't add up in the killing fields of Syria, The Independent, 6 January 2013

 

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