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Robert Fisk

Middle East Correspondent

@indyvoices
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.
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Robert Fisk Hitler, tweets and Trump: What do they have in common?

The internet and social media would have fascinated the dictator, who was a fool for technology. So is the president. But it’s the anonymity of hatred that make online trolls and Nazis so comparable, writes Robert Fisk

Trump’s hissy-fit will be chilling for Britain’s Middle East embassies

The betrayal of our man in Washington sends a message to every British diplomat: don’t criticise the dictators or their cops or their torturers. Stick to the cocktail circuit. And whatever you do, don’t tell the truth

The evidence we were never meant to see about the Douma ‘gas’ attack

The OPCW has opened the door to ridicule, when the simple truth would have been enough

Western states are all too happily avoiding culpability for war crimes

There are parallels between the sudden growth of the warped mindset which proposes to exonerate murderers before they commit their crime and historically murderous military regimes