Mahir Ali

Polluted democracy

Only Sanders is likely to challenge the status quo. Published Feb 03, 2016 04:39am

More pain, no gain

The plan to root out terrorism leaves much to be desired. Published Jan 27, 2016 06:44am

Forgotten American

There was a time when Robeson was anything but obscure. Published Jan 20, 2016 01:09am

Korean conundrum

Whatever the Koreans detonated, it wasn’t a firecracker. Published Jan 13, 2016 07:18am

Fire and rain

The key disasters of 2015 were man-made. Updated Dec 30, 2015 10:56am

Spanish omelette

The democratic process in Spain and Greece is still in flux. Updated Dec 23, 2015 10:39am

Venezuelan setback

It is not unreasonable to wonder if the ‘pink tide’ has turned. Published Dec 16, 2015 07:02am

American killers

Access to arms in the California tragedy is not focused on. Updated Dec 09, 2015 11:02am

Heat and light

There is a need to focus sharply on alternatives to oil and coal. Published Dec 02, 2015 01:45am

Working class hero

Joe Hill brought a talent that was widely appreciated. Published Nov 25, 2015 01:43am

After Paris

There’s little evidence that more bombing will reduce IS’s capacity. Published Nov 18, 2015 01:33am

Revolving door

Australia’s had five prime ministers since mid-2010. Published Nov 11, 2015 02:06am

Trudeau time

The new PM has promised a great deal, none of it very radical. Published Nov 04, 2015 02:27am

Inflammatory protest

Norman Morrison hoped to sear America’s conscience. Published Oct 28, 2015 02:06am

Twilight in India

The assault on Kulkarni aims to decry interaction with Pakistan. Published Oct 21, 2015 01:17am

Russia’s gambit

Regarding Syria, there’s a belief that Putin knows what he’s doing. Published Oct 14, 2015 01:30am

A bloody history

The Indonesian mass murders were among the worst. Published Oct 07, 2015 01:48am

The UN at 70

A case could be made for empowering the General Assembly. Published Sep 30, 2015 02:24am

Greek logic

There is a certain logic to the Greek electoral outcome. Published Sep 23, 2015 02:15am