Any other ‘statesman’ who negotiated peace like John Kerry would be treated as a thief

John Kerry is going all out for ‘peace’ … on Israeli government terms

Devilish compromises of fighting ‘evil’ played out on stage… and real life

Shaw’s 1907 play about an arms dealer is now more relevant than ever, explains Robert Fisk.

In Egypt General al-Sisi is at a loss – but a massacre on Eid would bring too much infamy

No Muslim general wants to go down in history as the author of the Eid Massacre.

Chances of Kerry’s talks ending in success? Slim

Time was (Carter/Clinton) when the US would call the colonies – or “Jewish settlements” – “unhelpful”. Not anymore

Egyptian violence was a massacre, not a ‘post-revolution transition’

This was a massacre. This was a mass killing. There is no other word for it, writes Robert Fisk

As impoverished crowds gather in support of Mohamed Morsi, the well-heeled march behind their images of the General

As impoverished crowds gather in support of Mohamed Morsi, the well-heeled march behind their images of the General

Journalists should not be merchants of gloom, but things did not look too good in Cairo last night. Robert Fisk explains

The Egyptian army wants to destroy the Muslim Brotherhood – but in many ways they are already history

Religion is fine if we are talking about faith and values, but not so useful if we are discussing what one Arab columnists calls “the detailed, technical problems of governance”

Was it four killed? Or nine? In Egypt, the deaths keep racking up - and few pay any attention

Was it four killed? Or nine? In Egypt, the deaths keep racking up – and few pay any attention

The optimism that followed the fall of Mubarak has gone. Replaced by a grim uncertainty over where Egypt is going

Who is the US arming in Syria? President Assad rubs his hands at news of rebel split

What Assad’s spokesmen have been telling us for months turns out to be true. The rebels are split

When is a military coup not a military coup? When it happens in Egypt, apparently

Those Western leaders who tell us that Egypt is still on the path to democracy should remember that Morsi was elected in a real, Western-approved election

Britain’s problems with a veto on Syria go right back to Yalta

A little background on Britain’s past dealings over Syria

The three things that always accompany occupation

‘Men of violence’ have been transformed into ‘delegates’ who would chat amiably with their former antagonists. It happened with the Vietcong, Kenyatta and Begin and now the Taliban appear to be heading the same way

Now I really don’t want to appear on the Newseum’s shameful list

A memorial event for journalists killed while reporting war turned into a painful display of how a pro-Israeli lobby group can erase the names of reporters or cameramen who die in war – but who happen to be on the “wrong” side

‘Iran to send 4,000 troops to help Syria’s Assad’

Iran to bolster key regional ally as President Assad’s forces prepare for all-out assault on Syria’s largest city of Aleppo

As the US wants to arm ‘nice Syrian rebels’ we must remind ourselves that weapons are not just guns. They are about money

The Obama administration must know that the weapons could easily end up in the wrong hands

Iran election: Farewell Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, we’ll miss you – but not that much…

Robert Fisk on the upcoming departure from office of President Ahmadinejad

The truth is that after Israel’s air strikes, we are involved

The EU and US silence on the attacks amounts to tacit approval, writes Robert Fisk

This was supposed to be a ‘game changer’ week in Syria, so why is it all the same?

The Syrian Army may be gaining the upper hand but the foreign backed ‘Syrian opposition’ is far from finished

Syria and sarin gas: US claims have a very familiar ring

An old story retold to stir anger and outrage and pave the way for ‘regime change’?

They may be fighting for Syria, not Assad. They may also be winning

One of the few Western reporters in the country, Robert Fisk reports from the front lines in Syria where Assad’s forces appear to be gaining the upper hand over the Western backed ‘opposition’