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Mahir Ali

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
Myanmar’s unpeople

Myanmar’s unpeople

Suu Kyi is not the only leader who can be accused of hypocrisy. Published Sep 13, 2017 04:39am
Monumental follies

Monumental follies

It is likely that Pyongyang’s statues will crumble one day. Published Sep 06, 2017 07:26am
Predatory gurus

Predatory gurus

The subcontinent holds its own in terms of gurus. Published Aug 30, 2017 01:02am
Going to extremes

Going to extremes

Enemies range from people of colour to ‘communists’. Published Aug 23, 2017 07:16am
Adios chavismo?

Adios chavismo?

Venezuela’s crisis isn’t exactly of Maduro’s making. Published Aug 16, 2017 07:07am
The 70-year itch

The 70-year itch

Pakistan’s trajectory was delineated long ago. Updated Aug 09, 2017 09:01am
West Wing nuts

West Wing nuts

Trump seems keen to follow in Nixon’s footsteps. Published Aug 02, 2017 02:08am
Curse of nationalism

Curse of nationalism

Most despots rely on nationalism to sustain themselves. Published Jul 26, 2017 01:43am