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Mahir Ali

The winter thaw

The winter thaw

Kim Jong-un’s sister played her part to perfection. Published Feb 14, 2018 07:12am
Crushing Kurds

Crushing Kurds

Why do the Kurds continue to be thwarted in their quest? Published Feb 07, 2018 06:59am
Turning point

Turning point

The Tet Offensive showed that the war in Vietnam was unwinnable. Published Jan 31, 2018 03:44am
Suffrage sabotaged

Suffrage sabotaged

Russia can’t compete with the US in subverting democracy. Published Jan 24, 2018 07:12am
American radical

American radical

Dylan’s original songs owe a considerable debt to Guthrie. Published Jan 17, 2018 01:55am
A tell-all account

A tell-all account

Trump’s slow-motion car crash could continue. Published Jan 10, 2018 07:33am
Unrest in Iran

Unrest in Iran

The discontent will not die out. Updated Jan 03, 2018 08:44am
A paean to life

A paean to life

Violeta Parra’s fame rests primarily on one song. Published Dec 20, 2017 07:03am
Trumpian clarity

Trumpian clarity

It’s unfair to damn Trump for killing the two-state solution. Published Dec 13, 2017 07:11am
Payback in Yemen

Payback in Yemen

Saleh was no stranger to switching sides. Published Dec 06, 2017 07:12am
Delayed exit

Delayed exit

The dancing on Harare’s streets echoes the jubilation of 1980. Published Nov 29, 2017 06:55am
The Beirut gamble

The Beirut gamble

A regional tussle has led to efforts to effect a regime change. Published Nov 22, 2017 06:57am
Iqbal’s Lenin

Iqbal’s Lenin

Among those keeping a keen eye on the Soviet experiment was Iqbal. Published Nov 08, 2017 06:26am
Spirit of 1917

Spirit of 1917

The revolution survived the efforts to reverse it. Published Nov 01, 2017 07:07am
Zionist imperative

Zionist imperative

To celebrate the Balfour Declaration is grotesque. Published Oct 25, 2017 06:51am
Not just Hollywood

Not just Hollywood

Harvey Weinstein is only the tip of an ugly iceberg. Updated Oct 18, 2017 11:04am
Eternal guerrilla

Eternal guerrilla

Che’s image keeps turning up in every corner of the world. Published Oct 11, 2017 01:10am
Urge for going

Urge for going

Hostile responses to the referendums will worsen matters. Published Oct 04, 2017 06:14am
German reckoning

German reckoning

The poll result is broadly in keeping with European trends. Published Sep 27, 2017 06:21am