Mahir Ali

State of siege

Australia’s stepping in where angels fear to tread is an old habit. Published Dec 17, 2014 01:13am

Push for change

There’s no reason to assume that the PTI is a preferable alternative. Published Dec 10, 2014 07:36am

El Pepe’s wisdom

The Uruguayan leader will formally bow out next March. Published Nov 26, 2014 12:59am

Ambala to Moscow

The nature of the smoking gun is a remarkable aspect of the Philby tale. Published Nov 19, 2014 01:56am

Black flag zones

The militant mindset is not likely to go away. Published Nov 12, 2014 07:02am

Australian giant

As PM, Whitlam realised there was no time to waste. Published Oct 29, 2014 04:37am

Turkish conundrum

Turkey has been ambivalent about the US-led campaign against IS. Updated Oct 22, 2014 05:03am

The pandemic panic

Cuba’s is a constant presence in disaster zones across the globe. Published Oct 15, 2014 06:46am

Politics of fear

Fear is an invaluable political device. Published Oct 01, 2014 03:43am

Patterns of abuse

Much of the child sex abuse within Pakistani communities in the UK is unreported. Published Sep 24, 2014 01:08am

Aye for Scotland?

The message was: you’ll be ruined if you choose independence. Updated Sep 17, 2014 02:07am

Russia and the West

It certainly won’t pay to provoke Vladimir Putin. Published Sep 10, 2014 01:02am

Armageddon can wait

The IS project can be foiled only with the cooperation of Iraqi Sunnis. Published Sep 03, 2014 01:14am

US in black & white

Victimisation by the police of non-whites is all too common. Published Aug 27, 2014 04:32am

Parallel politics

In some ways, Khan and Qadri are not too different from those they seek to displace. Published Aug 20, 2014 06:30am

The thief executive

Much of the US was relieved when Nixon resigned. Updated Aug 13, 2014 02:45am

Lest we forget

There was no noble principle at stake in the First World War. Published Aug 06, 2014 03:43am

Plane truths

A probe into the MH17 crash may not be conclusive. Published Jul 23, 2014 05:41am

War against boats

ON Monday, the High Court of Australia granted a temporary injunction against the transfer of 153 Sri Lankan... Published Jul 09, 2014 01:35am