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Robert Fisk

Middle East Correspondent

Robert Fisk is The Independent’s multi-award-winning Middle East correspondent, based in Beirut. He has lived in the Arab world for more than 40 years, covering the war in Syria and Lebanon, five Israeli invasions, the Iran-Iraq war, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Algerian civil war, Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, the Bosnian and Kosovo wars, the American invasion and occupation of Iraq and the 2011 Arab revolutions.

Biden says he ‘doesn’t have enough information’ on Iran. How odd

Clearly the Democratic frontrunner isn’t planning to help the Iranians, although – like a lot of voters – I’m not clear [whom he’s accusing of lying

This is what Trump is doing in the Middle East while you're distracted

While the news is dominated by the fight against Covid-19, the US president has taken the opportunity to start blackmailing his allies across the region

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Robert Fisk

US isolationism is reaching its final narcissistic chapter

The old America wanted to bring daylight to others. Now the US president believes his country should be paid to intervene militarily in the Middle East – and then paid to leave

Iran has been changed forever by admitting its great mistake

The irony is that, when the US first claimed the Iranians were behind attacks on their soldiers in Iraq, they were likely not