Columnist 


Robert Fisk



About the Author


No Description Available..

Columns

Rogue Israel makes display of its delusion

When the Israeli ambassador to the US told us that the Israeli army should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its “unimaginable restraint” in the Gaza war, I had to glance at the calendar...

ISIS finally brings its war to Lebanon

After all the warnings and all the clichés about a war that would “spill” over Syria's border, the savage fighters of Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi's “caliphate” have at last arrived in Lebanon...

What if 35 Arabs had died and 800 Israelis?

What's the limit for Palestinian deaths before we have a ceasefire? Eight hundred? Or 8,000? Could we have a scorecard? The exchange rate for dead?...

Media doesn't tell real story of Middle East

It's about the way that armies and governments want us to believe or forget what they are doing, it's about ahistorical coverage...

Syrian 'moderates' aren't so moderate in Iraq

Some freedom fighters! weren't given enough weapons, we are told. they'll get more. And no doubt sell them, as they did the last lot, whenever a gun crosses a border, represents not loyalty but cash...

The crisis was waiting to happen since long

Iraq's tragedy is terrifying enough — for every one of the country, for the new cities of refugees moving across its borders, for the sectarianisation of the whole Middle East going on for years...

The old partition of the Middle East is dead

Mosul was initially given to the French — its oil surrendered by the British in return for what would become a French buffer zone between Britain and the Russian Caucasus...

Why Al Sisi deserves to be given a chance

And there at the dinner table is the giant figure of Alaa Al Aswany, the greatest living Egyptian novelist, did he regret his initial support for Abdel Fattah Al Sisi?...

Why dictators hold and love elections

Why do dictators love elections? It's an old question in the Middle East, but it needs answering yet again when Abdel Fattah Al Sisi is going to win the Egyptian presidential election this month ...

Elections over, what ahead for Algeria?

There lies as much cynicism, hypocrisy and sheer mendacity behind this latest election of a man who can scarcely understand what is said to him, as there is hopelessness on the part of Algerians...

12345678