Mahir Ali

After the Castros

After the Castros

The ‘path of confrontation’ was America’s choice. Published 21 Apr, 2021 06:32am
Wit and wisdom

Wit and wisdom

Warmth and gregariousness came naturally to him. Updated 14 Apr, 2021 12:03pm
Crimson tide

Crimson tide

1971 was a tricky time for Pakistan’s leading poet. Published 07 Apr, 2021 07:48am
A man’s world

A man’s world

Australia’s woes reflect a global defect. Published 31 Mar, 2021 06:37am
Our parting blow

Our parting blow

The second partition was an avoidable catastrophe. Published 24 Mar, 2021 06:58am
Fight or flight?

Fight or flight?

The Americans will only be postponing the inevitable if they linger. Updated 17 Mar, 2021 08:17am
Crippled inside

Crippled inside

The British royal family is symbolic of the feudalism that persists in a nation that purports to be a model democracy. Updated 10 Mar, 2021 08:35am
Blood and oil

Blood and oil

Uncle Sam is only mildly miffed with the Saudis. Updated 03 Mar, 2021 08:10am
A joy forever

A joy forever

Keats’ immortal remains can be found in bookshelves everywhere. Published 24 Feb, 2021 07:21am
Putin’s nemesis...

Putin’s nemesis...

Alexei Navalny has clearly rattled the Russian leader. Published 17 Feb, 2021 05:53am
Myanmar’s miasma

Myanmar’s miasma

The coup highlights the riskiness of hybrid regimes. Updated 03 Feb, 2021 08:03am
A jab in time

A jab in time

Vaccines are evidently not an instant panacea. Published 27 Jan, 2021 06:05am
Biden: his time?

Biden: his time?

Unenviable tasks await the 46th US president. Updated 20 Jan, 2021 08:47am
Twilight zone

Twilight zone

Trump’s dramatic last stand won’t get him anywhere. Published 06 Jan, 2021 07:46am
Beyond the plague

Beyond the plague

The scars of 2020 will pursue us into the future. Published 30 Dec, 2020 06:50am
Bitter spring

Bitter spring

Once the dust has settled, the usual suspects are waiting in the wings. Published 23 Dec, 2020 07:40am
Ode to excellence

Ode to excellence

Beethoven holds his own 250 years after he was born. Published 16 Dec, 2020 07:37am
Shifting sands

Shifting sands

External powers have determined the Arabs’ fate. Updated 09 Dec, 2020 10:00am