Some observers see Russian, Iranian intervention in Syrian conflict as a move towards a post-Assad era. They’re wrong
Oct 03, 2015
Israeli leader’s lecture embodied many of the traits that make him reviled by opponents, a heroic figure to supporters
Oct 01, 2015
As flag of Palestine gets recognition at the United Nations, president Mahmoud Abbas issues sharp rebuke to Israeli leader over violations of Oslo agreements
Sep 30, 2015
After allowing the judicial process to run its course, few will criticize Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi for stepping in now
Sep 23, 2015
Prime minister’s assassination 20 years ago this fall changed Israel forever
Sep 23, 2015
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
Complex ramifications of Putin’s decision to deploy tanks and troops are seen as extending far beyond Assad’s war on the Islamic State
Sep 17, 2015
The emergency relief fund has ‘received only 40 per cent of the funding for 2015’
Sep 14, 2015
Forcing Alawites, Druze and Kurds to live alongside a Sunni majority guarantees further bloodshed
Sep 13, 2015
Mokhtar Lamani’s advice comes as NATO members reconsider their refusal to allow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a role in any transition government
Sep 10, 2015
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.