Mahir Ali

Never again?

We are drifting down a slope that leads to the ghosts of Hitler and Stalin. Published Jan 22, 2020 07:12am

Australia aflame

The extent of the fires is unprecedented in living memory. Published Jan 15, 2020 07:03am

Dance of death

Another all-out war in the Middle East is not yet inevitable, but nor is it unavoidable. Published Jan 08, 2020 07:34am

2020 hindsight

Inevitably, much of the good, the bad and the ugly will carry over into the 2020s. Published Jan 01, 2020 07:39am

Modi’s overreach

The revolt against Modi’s action is a sign of hope. Published Dec 25, 2019 07:14am

Trump on trial

It isn’t clear if US voters care about Trump’s Kiev dealings. Updated Dec 18, 2019 07:39am

British self-harm

‘What had we done for Boris? Had we taught him truthfulness? Published Dec 11, 2019 06:51am

Season of revolts

The kind of change that the angry populace desires seems remote. Published Dec 04, 2019 07:06am

Heirs and spares

We’re supposed to be living in the 21st century, for heaven’s sake. Published Nov 27, 2019 07:17am

No way out?

There’s no telling where the revolt in Hong Kong might lead. Published Nov 20, 2019 06:56am

Bolivian backlash

Will there be another election sooner rather than later? Published Nov 13, 2019 07:11am

After the wall

Many members of the Eastern Bloc have drifted to the far right. Published Nov 06, 2019 07:28am

‘Caliph’s’ fate

IS was incubated by the consequences of the US invasion of Iraq. Updated Oct 30, 2019 01:54pm

The last straw

It’s hard to tell when tipping points will kick in. Published Oct 23, 2019 06:59am

Green dreams

We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. Published Oct 16, 2019 07:10am

Fruits of ‘wisdom’

The history of US intervention is a saga of mass destruction. Published Oct 09, 2019 07:13am

Khashoggi’s ghost

For many, the Khashoggi killing was a short-lived affair. Updated Oct 02, 2019 08:19am

Brexit blues

Hate was hardly unfamiliar in Britain half a century ago. Published Sep 25, 2019 07:14am

Oil and blood

All bets would be off, were a war to be unleashed. Published Sep 18, 2019 07:09am

Uncle Ho’s trail

The Vietnamese leader served as a global inspiration. Published Sep 04, 2019 07:02am