Mahir Ali

American malaise

American malaise

How will they react if their saviour is trounced on Nov 3? Published 28 Oct, 2020 07:11am
Two little triumphs

Two little triumphs

There is happy news from New Zealand and Bolivia. Published 21 Oct, 2020 07:34am
Inconvenient truths

Inconvenient truths

The Assange trial should be of profound concern. Published 14 Oct, 2020 07:25am
Lennonist ideals

Lennonist ideals

The best of John Lennon is never far off the radar. Published 07 Oct, 2020 07:23am
Chinese muzzle

Chinese muzzle

The largest detention camp is 300 acres plus. Published 30 Sep, 2020 07:13am
Supremely Ruth-less

Supremely Ruth-less

Hypocrisy may be an essential ingredient of the circus menu. Published 23 Sep, 2020 07:32am
Fallen stars

Fallen stars

The death of Hendrix and Joplin 50 years ago drew a line under the ’60s. Published 16 Sep, 2020 07:17am
Throwing the book

Throwing the book

Donald Trump has inspired 1,200 unique titles thus far. Published 09 Sep, 2020 07:39am
Baku and beyond

Baku and beyond

A century-old congress still has some lessons for us. Published 02 Sep, 2020 07:08am
On the brink

On the brink

Thousands have been marching in Minsk. Published 26 Aug, 2020 07:43am
No big deal?

No big deal?

Every reference to Israel had to be changed to ‘the Zionist entity’. Updated 19 Aug, 2020 09:25am
Pity the nation?

Pity the nation?

Even today, the admirable fervour of the Lebanese is inchoate. Published 12 Aug, 2020 07:16am
Apocalypse then

Apocalypse then

‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ Published 05 Aug, 2020 07:48am
American nightmare

American nightmare

Hardly anyone is writing off the possibility of re-election. Updated 29 Jul, 2020 09:50am
A different world

A different world

A century ago, the aim of a Soviet global federation did not seem illusory. Published 22 Jul, 2020 07:15am
Two steps back

Two steps back

Turkey’s move to alter the status of Hagia Sophia was unnecessary. Published 15 Jul, 2020 07:13am
Russian choices

Russian choices

Putin could potentially remain in power until 2036. Published 08 Jul, 2020 06:34am
Promised land

Promised land

Even the White House has switched its green light to amber. Published 01 Jul, 2020 07:07am
The real villain

The real villain

The book’s status as a bombshell is probably overrated. Published 24 Jun, 2020 07:02am