Video: Patrick Cockburn on The Age of Jihad

Patrick Cockburn

On 18th October 2016, the second day of the Mosul offensive, Patrick Cockburn discussed his latest book, The Age of Jihad: Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East with the Guardian’s Rachel Shabi. Since 2003, Cockburn has written extensively about the Middle East for the LRB; his 35th article for the paper, about the Syrian Civil War five years on, was published the week before this event. Explore below a selection of his LRB essays on subjects that came up in discussion.

The End of Iraq (2006)

Is this the end of Sykes-Picot? (2013)

Whose side is Turkey on? (2014)

Russia in Syria (2015)

End Times for the Caliphate? (2016)

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After the event, Patrick answered a few more questions from Facebook: