Profile:
Patrick Cockburn

Patrick Cockburn is a writer and journalist. A regular contributor to the London Review of Books and Middle East correspondent for the Independent, he has won numerous awards for journalism, including the Martha Gellhorn Prize in 2005, the James Cameron Prize in 2006, the Orwell Prize for Journalism in 2009 and Foreign Affairs Journalist of the Year (British Journalism Awards 2014).

His most recent book is The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution.