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Mahir Ali

The ghosts of Spain

Is the Syrian conflict a 21st-century equivalent of Spain’s civil war? Published Aug 24, 2016 01:23am

Russian motivations

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Soviet coup attempt. Published Aug 17, 2016 01:04am

New conventions

A Sanders presidency would have been a fascinating departure for the US. Published Aug 03, 2016 01:27am

Terrorist madness

Europe’s far-right is effectively the other side of the IS coin. Published Jul 27, 2016 02:09am

Quest for war

The book comes across as an inveterate warmonger’s fantasy. Published Jul 20, 2016 01:23am

The Blair follies

Blair signed up to Bush’s war with little concern for the costs. Published Jul 13, 2016 06:51am

Massacre in Dhaka

Bangladesh needs a coordinated effort to eradicate the cancer. Published Jul 06, 2016 02:59am

Post-Brexit blues

The move to expel Corbyn was greeted with surprise. Published Jun 29, 2016 07:06am

Leave & let die?

A UK out of Europe will not necessarily be a better country. Published Jun 22, 2016 05:21am

Orlando outrage

Islamists don’t have a monopoly on homophobia. Published Jun 15, 2016 04:22am

The Ali shuffle

Ali became a global symbol of resistance against American imperialism. Published Jun 08, 2016 07:08am

Chinese conundrum

The Cultural Revolution represented what could be called Mao’s last stand. Published Jun 01, 2016 07:07am

The Caracas crunch

Chavistas are expressing their disappointment with Maduro. Published May 25, 2016 04:13am

The Dilma disaster

Roussef faces an impeachment trial by a largely hostile senate. Published May 18, 2016 01:34am

Europe’s regression

There is growing support for right-wing extremism. Published May 11, 2016 01:34am

Labour’s own goals

The British Labour Party’s defensive posture is not surprising. Published May 04, 2016 06:10am

The Bard’s appeal

Shakespeare’s popularity extends across the world. Published Apr 27, 2016 06:44am

Phil Ochs’ legacy

The anti-war American singer committed suicide 40 years ago. Published Apr 06, 2016 01:08am

Easter massacre

What was wrought under the aegis of Zia has never been rolled back. Updated Mar 30, 2016 09:58am