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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.

I don't blame the Lebanese rioters setting Beirut alight

On the corniche seafront where I live almost every apartment block is empty. These buildings are owned as investments by Iraqis and Saudis, while the poor of the Beqaa Valley live in shacks

India rattles Pakistan’s cage on the deadly anniversary of Nagasaki

In the Middle East and southeast Asia, at least one nation in every potential conflict is a nuclear power or a prospective one

Lies and buffoonery: Boris Johnson’s fantasy darkens the Middle East

Arab dictators have much in common with the British prime minister. They too know how to deal with ‘doomsters and gloomsters’

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