Mahir Ali

Plane truths

A probe into the MH17 crash may not be conclusive.

War against boats

ON Monday, the High Court of Australia granted a temporary injunction against the transfer of 153 Sri Lankan...

Arc of inevitability

IRAQ is up for grabs, Syria has irretrievably been damaged, the West Bank sits on a powder keg. And that’s just ...

Not such a Great War

BACK in 2008, in the wake of Russia’s conflict with Georgia over South Ossetia, Moscow’s ambassador to Nato,...

Crack(pot)s in Iraq

AS Iraq hovers on the brink of a sectarian civil war, raising the prospect of the bloodiest partition since India ...

Five for one

THE political firestorm that has engulfed the United States in the wake of the prisoner exchange earlier this month...

Bangkok under the boot

Opposition to the Thai coup has been manifesting itself daily.

The Libyan maelstrom

There may be more to developments in Libya than we think.

India’s Modi moment

Asia is no stranger to the authoritarian capitalist model.

A Nigerian nightmare

Nigeria has failed to arrest the growth of the Boko Haram.

Bard for our times

Shakespeare’s 450th birth anniversary falls today.

The CAR is crashing

The Central African Republic remains dysfunctional.

An Afghan milestone

Afghanistan’s problems go beyond fraught geopolitics.

Back to the future?

Egypt has embarked on a journey of repression.

War against coal

“THE history of all hitherto existing society,” Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels declared in The Communist...