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)



Russia May Have Lost the War, But That Does Not Mean Ukraine Will Win It, CounterPunch, 19 September 2022

Luring Doctors from Poorer Countries is the UK's Quiet Scandal, CounterPunch, 16 September 2022

Liz Truss: a Precarious Prime Minister for a Precarious Country, CounterPunch, 13 September 2022

The Queen Tapped Into a Nostalgia that has Kept the Monarchy Strong, CounterPunch, 12 September 2022

Why Putin's failure in Ukraine will be as Momentous as Gorbachev's in Russia, Brave New Europe, 6 September 2022

What If Hitler Had Ordered the Invasion of Britain? CounterPunch, 26 July 2022

By Denying Proven Failures in Tory Government, Sunak and Truss Will Repeat Them, CounterPunch, 25 July 2022

Night Raids and Executions: the SAS in Afghanistan, CounterPunch, 19 July 2022

The Age of Weird Men: Gonzo Politicians From Berlusconi to BoJo, CounterPunch, 18 July 2022

The Mass Ethnic Cleansing of Syrian Kurds is Collateral Damage From the War in Ukraine, CounterPunch, 4 July 2022

The Media Celebrated Julian Assange and is Now Too Afraid to Defend Him, CounterPunch, 27 June 2022

The Age of Stupidity: From Johnson and Biden to Putin and Xi Jinping, CounterPunch, 21 June 2022

BoJo's Demolition of the Northern Ireland Protocol is Hypocrisy Run Wild, CounterPunch, 20 June 2022

Why Does the US Have Better Intelligence on Russia's Military Situation Than Ukraine's? CounterPunch, 14 June 2022

Turkey's Assault on Syrian Kurds: a Secondary Crises of the Ukraine War? Brave New Europe, 13 June 2022

The Travails of Boris Johnson, CounterPunch, 31 May 2022

Violence in America: It's Not Just About Guns, CounterPunch, 30 May 2022

Patrick Cockburn Warns the West's “Triumphalism” in Ukraine Could Prolong Conflict Indefinitely, Democracy Now! 26 May 2022 (video and transcript)

The Lingering Mystery of Gulf War Syndrome, Brave New Europe, 24 May 2022

Will BoJo Become the Unwitting Hero of Irish Revolution? CounterPunch, 23 May 2022

The Tripwire of Irish Borders, CounterPunch, 17 May 2022

London and Washington are Being Propelled by Hubris – Just as Putin was:, Brave New Europe, 16 May 2022

Will the Ukraine War End Without Destroying All Life on the Planet? by Patrick Cockburn and Robert Scheer, ScheerPost, 13 May 2022

Another Easter Rising? No, But Sinn Féin Dominance Marks a Significant Turning Point, Brave New Europe, 12 May 2022

Britain's Napoleonic Posturing will be Exposed by Battlefield Reality, Brave New Europe, 2 May 2022

The Global Economic Shock of the Ukraine War, Brave New Europe, 28 April 2022

The War in Ukraine is Beginning to Look More and More Like Syria, Brave New Europe, 25 April 2022

The Forces Pushing Asylum Seekers to Cross the English Channel are Poorly Understood, Brave New Europe, 19 April 2022

Russia's Success in Syria's Civil War Doesn't Mean Much for Its Chances in Vast, United Ukraine, Brave New Europe, 13 April 2022

War Crimes Will Only Make Things Worse for Russia as Ukrainians Prepare for a Fight to the Bitter End, Brave New Europe, 5 April 2022

Putin is Being Written Off as an Ineffectual Monster, but a Russian Defeat is Far From Guaranteed, Brave New Europe, 4 April 2022

Vladimir Putin Made a Terrible Mistake, and His Concessions on Ukraine are a Sign of His Weakened Position, CounterPunch, 30 March 2022

The Rising Threat of Nuclear War, Brave New Europe, 28 March 2022

Ukraine Could Turn Into Another Endless War, Especially if NATO Decides More Than Just Peace is Needed, Brave New Europe, 25 March 2022

Mariupol May be Destroyed in Ukraine War But Stalingrad Taught Us Even Ruins Can be Defended, CounterPunch, 22 March 2022

Boris Johnson is Rehabilitating Mohammed bin Salman With His Servile Visit to Saudi Arabia, Brave New Europe, 21 March 2022

Demonizing Russia Risks Making Compromise Impossible, and Prolonging the War, Brave New Europe, 16 March 2022

Putin has Grossly Overplayed His Hand, But NATO Could be Making the Same Mistake as It Senses It's Winning, Brave New Europe, 15 March 2022

Threat of Nuclear Conflict is Higher Now Than in the Cold War, Brave New Europe, 11 March 2022

Sanctions are Blunt Instruments Which Punish Entire Populations But Hurt Leaders Least, CounterPunch, 8 March 2022

Even if Russia Captures Kyiv, Putin has Already Been Defeated After Starting Unwinnable War, Brave New Europe, 7 March 2022

Ukraine has Fought Heroically, But Putin will Not Let His ‘Special Military Operation' Become a Fiasco, Brave New Europe, 4 March 2022

Russia's Nuclear Warning is an Act of Desperation From Putin, Which Makes it Even More Dangerous, CounterPunch, 3 March 2022

Putin has Gambled Everything on His Snap-Invasion of Ukraine, Now His Political Survival in Russia is in Doubt, Brave New Europe, 28 February 2022

Russophobia Leads Us to Assume the Worst of Russians – and Assuming They're Demonic Could be Dangerous, CounterPunch, 25 February 2022

Russia-Ukraine is an Information War, So Government Intelligence Needs More Scrutiny Than Ever, CounterPunch, 22 February 2022

The Northern Ireland Peace Agreement is Crumbling, But Boris Johnson does not Seem to Care, CounterPunch, 21 February 2022

. An Unwinnable War in Ukraine has No Upside for Putin, But Threats have the West Lining up to Listen, CounterPunch, 18 February 2022

So Far, Putin is the Biggest Winner in the Ukraine Conflict, CounterPunch, 15 February 2022

Ukraine the Powderkeg Story: Always Smoking, Never Quite Exploding, CounterPunch, 14 February 2022

Biden Claims Credit for ISIS Leader's Death, But It Will Do Little Damage to Terror Group, CounterPunch, 8 February 2022

Putin is Playing a Strong Hand on Ukraine…as Long as He Doesn't Invade, CounterPunch, 7 February 2022

Russia Gains Much From Threats to Invade Ukraine, But Knows That Actually Doing So Would be a Disaster, CounterPunch, 1 February 2022

Ukraine Needs a Treaty to Guarantee Neutrality, Because NATO is Not Coming to the Rescue, CounterPunch, 31 January 2022

Boris Johnson's Populism May be Muted, But it is Still Accelerating Britain's Decline, CounterPunch, 25 January 2022

From Aerial Strikes to Starvation, Afghanistan's People Bear the Brunt of the West's Failed Taliban Tactics, CounterPunch, 18 January 2022

What's Driving the UK's Shortage of Medical Doctors? CounterPunch, 11 January 2022


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