Patrick Cockburn

Middle East correspondent for The Independent, UK.

Award-winning Irish journalist Patrick Cockburn has been reporting from war zones in the Middle East since 1978. He is currently the Middle East correspondent for the British daily newspaper The Independent, and has previously reported from the Middle East for Financial Times. Cockburn has been awarded multiple prizes for his work, among them the International Media Award in 2010. Read more

Patrick Cockburn has authored several books on the Middle East. His newest books are:

  • Chaos and Caliphate: Jihadis and the West in the Struggle for the Middle East (OR Books, 2016)
  • The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising (OR Books, 2014)

Contribution (Book and Lecture Series)
Zurich, 8 October 2014
The IS Caliphate and the West’s Wars in Syria and Iraq: A Challenge to Religious Pluralism in the Middle East