Patrick Cockburn

  Patrick Cockburn is a journalist who has been a Middle East correspondent for the <i><a title="Financial Times" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_Times">Financial Times</a></i> since 1979 and, from 1990, <i><a title="The Independent" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Independent">The Independent</a></i>.<sup id="cite_ref-independent-author_1-0" class="reference"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Cockburn#cite_note-independent-author-1">[1]</a></sup> He has also worked as a correspondent in Moscow and Washington and is a frequent contributor to the <i><a title="London Review of Books" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Review_of_Books">London Review of Books</a></i>. He has written three books on Iraq's recent history. He won the <a class="mw-redirect" title="The Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Martha_Gellhorn_Prize_for_Journalism">Martha Gellhorn Prize</a> in 2005, the <a title="James Cameron (journalist)" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cameron_(journalist)">James Cameron Prize</a> in 2006, the <a title="Orwell Prize" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orwell_Prize">Orwell Prize</a> for Journalism in 2009,<sup id="cite_ref-orbooks-2014_2-0" class="reference"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Cockburn#cite_note-orbooks-2014-2">[2]</a></sup> Foreign Commentator of the Year (Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards 2013), Foreign Affairs Journalist of the Year (British Journalism Awards 2014), Foreign Reporter of the Year (The Press Awards For 2014). Patrick Cockburn is the author of The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution. <em>Patrick Cockburn is the author of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1839760400/counterpunchmaga">War in the Age of Trump</a> (Verso).</em>


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