Patrick Lawrence

Patrick Lawrence is Salon’s foreign affairs columnist. A longtime correspondent abroad, chiefly for the International Herald Tribune and The New Yorker, he is an essayist, critic, editor and contributing writer at The Nation. His most recent book is “Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century”. Follow him on Twitter. Support him at His web site is

Sharmine Narwani on the end of the Syrian war and the "post-imperial Middle East" Patrick Lawrence
Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis
Reporter Sharmine Narwani on the secret history of America's defeat in Syria Patrick Lawrence
Syria Assad Q&A
What happens when Assad wins the war in Syria? Patrick Lawrence
Robert Meister
Scholar Robert Meister on a new model: Using the financial markets to fuel historical justice Patrick Lawrence
Douma, Syria
Is the U.S. about to give up on its lawless and catastrophic adventure in Syria? Patrick Lawrence
Robert Meister
Scholar Robert Meister on America: Saying "the past is evil" doesn't mean the evil is past Patrick Lawrence
Donald Trump; Kim Jong Un
If it’s hard for you to deal with Korean peace talks because of Trump, maybe get your head checked Patrick Lawrence
Donald Trump; Kim Jong-un
Is the Korean spring now over and the Trump-Kim summit on hold? Maybe — and maybe not Patrick Lawrence
Donald Trump on Desert Island
After the Iran deal: A foreign policy built on arrogance, ignorance and sheer desperation Patrick Lawrence
Donald Trump; Hassan Rouhani; Emmanuel Macron
Trump is about to kill the Iran deal — and what lies ahead could be catastrophe Patrick Lawrence
Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in
History is being made on the Korean peninsula: But what kind? And who will make it? Patrick Lawrence
Mike Pompeo; Kim Jong-un; Donald Trump
Peace in Korea is possible: Talks between Trump and Kim Jong-un will define the future Patrick Lawrence
Douma, Syria
Trump and allies approach World War III in Syria, on literally no evidence Patrick Lawrence
Digital World
Italian writer Edoardo Nesi on the illusions of global capitalism: "We have lost our way" Patrick Lawrence
Vladimir Putin; Theresa May
The Skripal snafu: Whose interests are served by confrontation with Russia? Patrick Lawrence