After fleeing Sunni militant group’s advance, a Yazidi Kurdish family is anxious to return home some day
Dec 23, 2014
As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry implied in his remarks this week about Iranian attacks against Islamic State being an asset: The enemy of our enemy is our friend
Dec 05, 2014
Under attack from Islamic State, Christian congregations are in free fall, but Iraqi-Canadian archbishop vows he won’t abandon his dwindling flock
Nov 28, 2014
As civil war rages in Syria and the Islamic State movement storms across much of Iraq, long-time rivalries and alliances are shifting in the Middle East
Nov 19, 2014
Holy city could be enveloped by war as Israel decides on retaliation for killings
Nov 18, 2014
Rand Paul, the junior Senator from Kentucky and a likely presidential candidate in 2016, might well have been the biggest winner in Tuesday’s nation-wide elections
Nov 07, 2014
Palestinian drives van into crowd after Israeli police allegedly violate treaty by entering Al-Aqsa Mosque
Nov 05, 2014
Despite a spirited campaign waged by Greg Orman, an Independent businessman, Republican Pat Roberts, was elected to a fourth term in the Senate
Nov 05, 2014
Relations between the two nations have reached a precarious situation
Nov 01, 2014
and have rearmed and regrouped. Patrick Martin reports
Oct 29, 2014
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.