The Age of Jihad: Patrick Cockburn and Rachel Shabi

Listen to Cockburn discuss his latest book The Age of Jihad (Verso) with Guardian journalist Rachel Shabi, author of Not the Enemy: Israel's Jews from Arab Lands.

Award-winning journalist Patrick Cockburn’s chronicles of the collapse of Syria/Iraq and the devastating role of the West have become essential reading for anyone interested in the dominant conflict of our time – the Sunni-Shia war – and in the birth of ISIS. So prescient have his analyses of the region been that last year the judges of the British Journalism Awards advised the UK government to ‘consider pensioning off the whole of MI6 and hiring Patrick Cockburn instead.’