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Patrick Cockburn

Patrick Cockburn is an award-winning columnist specialising in the Middle East. A foreign correspondent in Moscow, Washington, Jerusalem, Belfast, Beirut and Baghdad, Patrick is also the author of nine books, including The Rise of Islamic State, which was translated into 18 languages. He wrote with his son Henry the best-selling Henry’s Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, which was a finalist for the Costa Books Award. His latest book, Behind Enemy Lies, was published in October.

Article thumbnail: A man walks past the headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor agency to the KGB, and Lubyanka Square in front of it in central Moscow on March 3, 2023. - The Russian security services FSB announced they had pushed back to Ukraine Ukrainian "saboteurs" who had infiltrated the Bryansk region (southwest of Russia) and who opened fire on a car killing two civilians and injuring a child, according to Moscow. Russia will "take measures" to prevent Ukrainian incursions, after Russian authorities reported the day before an "infiltration" of Ukrainian "saboteurs" in a Russian region bordering Ukraine, the Kremlin said on March 3. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Johnson and Sunak have 'lost' their WhatsApps – perhaps the Russians can help

Russian spies have for eight years been making cyber attacks to hack into the emails and other communications of British MPs

From Boris Johnson to Rishi Sunak, we are being misruled by very strange people

The destruction of Gaza is a giant war crime 

Article thumbnail: A Red Cross vehicle, as part of a convoy believed to be carrying hostages abducted by Hamas militants during the October 7 attack on Israel, arrives at the Rafah border, amid a hostages-prisoners swap deal between Hamas and Israel (Photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

David Cameron is the perfect representative for Britain in decay

Suella Braverman is doing her feckless best to poison British society