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.
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