Mahir Ali

Kazakh eruption

Kazakh eruption

The turmoil has triggered a geopolitical shift. Published 12 Jan, 2022 07:14am
Capitol crimes

Capitol crimes

The US has more to worry about than last year’s siege. Published 05 Jan, 2022 07:37am
Triumph of hope

Triumph of hope

Chilean voters made the right choice. Published 22 Dec, 2021 07:05am
Transfer of power

Transfer of power

A new Pakistan emerged in bizarre circumstances 50 years ago. Updated 15 Dec, 2021 07:45am
Post-war punishment

Post-war punishment

A fraction of the cost of war could save Afghan lives. Published 08 Dec, 2021 07:26am
1971: the denouement

1971: the denouement

The crackdown on the night of March 25-26 had presaged a civil war. Updated 01 Dec, 2021 08:20am
American injustice

American injustice

The US is headed down the route it usually decrees for others. Updated 24 Nov, 2021 07:32am
Down but not out

Down but not out

The Glasgow gabfest failed to forestall a catastrophe. Published 17 Nov, 2021 06:41am
Ethiopian disarray

Ethiopian disarray

Peace in the Horn of Africa has turned out to be an illusion. Published 10 Nov, 2021 07:06am
Capitulation redux

Capitulation redux

It looks like history is being repeated as farce. Published 03 Nov, 2021 06:19am
Too hot to handle

Too hot to handle

Will Glasgow offer anything more than ‘blah blah blah’? Updated 27 Oct, 2021 07:27am
Flashpoint: Taiwan

Flashpoint: Taiwan

It’s impossible to separate the Taiwan issue from the convolutions of China-US ties. Updated 13 Oct, 2021 07:46am
Wealth by stealth

Wealth by stealth

Will the Pandora Papers make much difference? Published 06 Oct, 2021 07:00am
Merkel’s legacy

Merkel’s legacy

The outgoing chancellor is both overrated and underrated. Published 29 Sep, 2021 06:42am
Going nuclear

Going nuclear

Australia may regret its ‘forever partnership’ with the US. Published 22 Sep, 2021 08:10am
Un-wonderful world

Un-wonderful world

Congo’s fate 60 years ago isn’t a thing of the past. Published 15 Sep, 2021 07:22am
Wars of terror

Wars of terror

Going berserk after 9/11 hasn’t served the US well. Published 08 Sep, 2021 07:43am
Gone at last

Gone at last

What legacy does the US leave behind in Afghanistan? Published 01 Sep, 2021 07:13am
Soviet twilight

Soviet twilight

A coup bid sounded the USSR’s death knell 30 years ago. Published 25 Aug, 2021 07:53am