In Youngstown and East Liverpool, Ohio, the departure of manufacturing and mining jobs has been a struggle for residents
Sep 29, 2016
Politician helped make Israel a nuclear power and championed Jewish settlements in the West Bank, but came to be remembered as a great conciliator
Sep 27, 2016
Ohio State audience largely pulling for Clinton after eloquent performance
Sep 27, 2016
While the assumption exists that blacks will support Barack Obama’s successor in the battleground state, sentiments in the community tell a different story
Sep 26, 2016
No GOP nominee has won the presidency without first winning the state, and the Democrats face a depletion of goodwill in the region
Sep 25, 2016
, to be observed by fighters on both the government and rebel sides, Patrick Martin writes. But since every
Sep 11, 2016
As civil war continues to rage in Syria and the Islamic State movement clings to control of territory it captured in 2014, long-time alliances and rivalries are shifting in the Middle East
Aug 25, 2016
The country’s new Defence Minister says he has ‘no intention’ of escalating tensions in the Gaza Strip, but his actions speak otherwise
Aug 23, 2016
While the image of Alan Kurdi focused the world on the plight of Syrian refugees, it’s Russian air power that’s making the real difference in Syria
Aug 18, 2016
second term nears completion, the detention facility remains open. Patrick Martin explains why
Aug 16, 2016
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.