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Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin
Global Affairs reporter

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.

Latest articles
obituary
Former ambassador Michael Bell was the face of Canadian diplomacy in the Middle East
University of Windsor
Netanyahu elated at Trump’s condemnation of Iran nuclear pact
REUTERS
What the new U.S. president must confront in the Middle East
REUTERS
Five hurdles that must be overcome in the battle for Mosul
NYT
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Support for Hillary Clinton sparse among women in Ohio Patrick Martin
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AFP/Getty Images
Motorcycle diaries
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Turkey’s Gulen crackdown hits Canada
The Globe and Mail
motorcycle diaries
Democrats losing ground in Ohio cities hit hard by industrial decline Patrick Martin
ANALYSIS
Shimon Peres, Israel’s hidden hawk, was the father of a nation’s military might
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Motorcycle Diaries
Hillary Clinton impresses Ohio students in first debate Patrick Martin
REUTERS
MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
Ohio’s African-American community no longer a sure thing for Democrats Patrick Martin
REUTERS
Motorcycle Diaries
Hillary Clinton is hemorrhaging support in battleground Ohio Patrick Martin
AFP/Getty Images
analysis
Hopes for U.S.-Russia ceasefire in Syria hinge on unlikely alliances
AFP/Getty Images
Analysis
How Turkey’s push into Syria is shaking the Middle East’s web of alliances
AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Israel’s tactic for deterring Hamas attacks is a dangerous bet Patrick Martin
AP
Syria remains fractured as conflict rages unabated
REUTERS