Mahir Ali

Tanks & memories

Tanks & memories

Can more Western weapons ‘save’ Ukraine? Published 01 Feb, 2023 07:43am
One of a kind?

One of a kind?

Ardern’s exit reinforces the dearth of decent leadership. Published 25 Jan, 2023 07:03am
Exit strategy

Exit strategy

The Anthropocene may turn out to be short-lived. Published 18 Jan, 2023 06:55am
Far-right frolics

Far-right frolics

Brazil and the US offer evidence of a troubling trend. Published 11 Jan, 2023 07:04am
Hope never dies

Hope never dies

Silver linings disrupt even the bleakest of skies. Published 04 Jan, 2023 07:01am
Soviet experiment

Soviet experiment

A revolutionary upheaval entered phase two a century ago. Published 28 Dec, 2022 07:02am
Captain’s picks

Captain’s picks

The BBC archive throws up unexpected pleasures... Published 21 Dec, 2022 07:18am
Putsch and shove

Putsch and shove

Ninety years after Nazism, what’s Europe’s future?... Published 14 Dec, 2022 07:11am
Fill in the blanks

Fill in the blanks

There’s more to the anger in China than Covid rules. Published 07 Dec, 2022 07:54am
General amnesia

General amnesia

Dubious legacies have been left behind by departing chiefs. Updated 30 Nov, 2022 09:02am
Red-carding Qatar

Red-carding Qatar

Don’t ignore the hypocrisy behind the West’s criticisms. Published 23 Nov, 2022 07:08am
Biden’s choices

Biden’s choices

A Republican-control­led House could still mean legislative gridlock on Capitol Hill for remaining two years of Biden presidency. Updated 16 Nov, 2022 09:34am
Beyond hopelessness

Beyond hopelessness

Israel reminds us that things can always get worse... Published 09 Nov, 2022 07:06am
Return to sanity

Return to sanity

Brazil has been reclaimed, but can it also be redeemed?... Published 02 Nov, 2022 07:03am
Ethnic experiment

Ethnic experiment

Neither Sunak nor his adversaries offer a solution. Published 26 Oct, 2022 06:40am
Apocalypse when?

Apocalypse when?

The Doomsday Clock is ticking and 2022 isn’t 1962. Published 19 Oct, 2022 07:43am
Under African skies

Under African skies

The example of Thomas Sankara still holds out hope. Published 12 Oct, 2022 06:38am
Iranian rebellion

Iranian rebellion

If not a tipping point, it may be a turning point for the theocracy. Published 05 Oct, 2022 06:51am
European miasma

European miasma

Nothing good can come from Europe’s flirtation with fascism. Published 28 Sep, 2022 07:23am
Putin’s comeuppance

Putin’s comeuppance

Even Russia’s supposed allies are now berating its leader. Published 21 Sep, 2022 07:36am