Netanyahu welcomed Trump as “a true friend of Israel,” a swipe at outgoing President Barack Obama, who was anything but a true friend in Netanyahu’s eyes
Nov 15, 2016
The new U.S. president must address active conflicts, repair alliances and keep an eye out for wild cards
Nov 08, 2016
Mosul is larger than any of the Iraqi cities recently recaptured from Islamic State, and competing agendas of ethnic groups complicates matters
Oct 17, 2016
Even in an area where women detest Trump, they’d rather abstain than vote for Hillary
Oct 16, 2016
Mr. Trump’s statement followed an announcement Monday by the most powerful elected Republican – Speaker of the House Paul Ryan – saying he would neither campaign with nor defend the party’s nominee
Oct 11, 2016
Clinton seen as anti-coal, anti-gun-rights and likely to appoint liberal judges and ‘further compromise our Christian values’
Oct 02, 2016
The schism between the Erdogan government and opponents is reflected in ugly confrontations in this country
Sep 30, 2016
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
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.