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Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin

Global Affairs reporter

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No exit for Assad anytime soon

Some observers see Russian, Iranian intervention in Syrian conflict as a move towards a post-Assad era. They’re wrong

Oct 03, 2015

Iraq theatre troupe barred from Canada

Members of National Theatre Company scheduled to stage a play at a Kitchener festival about refugees is denied visas by immigration officials over concerns members wouldn’t return home

Sep 18, 2015

Should Syria be broken up?

Forcing Alawites, Druze and Kurds to live alongside a Sunni majority guarantees further bloodshed

Sep 13, 2015

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As Global Affairs writer, Patrick Martin’s primary focus is on the turbulent Middle East, to which he travels regularly. He has twice been posted to the region – from 1991-95 and from 2008-12. In between, he served as The Globe’s Foreign Editor and as Comment Editor.

Before joining The Globe and Mail in 1984, Patrick was co-host of the national CBC Radio program Sunday Morning and co-author of Contenders: The Tory Quest for Power.

He has a law degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Patrick’s first foray into the Middle East came in 1971, when, as a 20-year-old, he motorcycled across Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.

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