Articles by: Patrick Cockburn

War and Pandemic Journalism

War and Pandemic Journalism

  The struggle against Covid-19 has often been compared to fighting a war. Much of this rhetoric is bombast, but the similarities between the struggle against the virus and against human enemies are real enough. War reporting and pandemic reporting likewise have much in common because, in both cases, journalists are dealing with and describing matters of life and death.[Read More…]

by August 6, 2020 World
The Age of Disintegration: Neoliberalism, Interventionism, The Resource Curse, And A Fragmenting World

The Age of Disintegration: Neoliberalism, Interventionism, The Resource Curse, And A Fragmenting World

We live in an age of disintegration. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Greater Middle East and Africa. Across the vast swath of territory between Pakistan and Nigeria, there are at least seven ongoing wars — in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, and South Sudan. These conflicts are extraordinarily destructive. They are tearing apart the countries in[Read More…]

by June 28, 2016 Imperialism