Ten years later, and we still don’t know who assassinated Lebanon's leader – So why is the court tasked with the inquiry going after a journalist?

by Robert Fisk, The Independent International courts have a rather dodgy reputation. They are vast, they gobble up lots of money, they accuse all kinds of people of war crimes – usually people the US would like the courts to prosecute – and they also bumble around and have a […]

Talking offers hope of a peaceful solution. But we’re not allowed to do it – The very precautions aid agencies now take have made them objects of suspicion

BY ROBERT FISK, THE INDEPENDENT An important academic investigation to be published in a few days prompts me to ask important questions. Could we save the lives of our people in Isis hands if we talked to the “Islamic State” it claims to represent? Jordan publicly declared its willingness – […]

It’s perfectly reasonable to negotiate with villains like Isis, so why don’t we do it and save some lives? – Nobody criticises the Israeli government when it swaps prisoners with Hezbollah

by Robert Fisk, The Independent   He’s offered to do a deal with Isis. No, not David Cameron. Not Obama, of course. I’m talking about Walid Jumblatt, the Lebanese Druze leader. He’s demanding that the Lebanese government swap Islamist prisoners for 21 soldiers and policemen held by Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra. […]