Mahir Ali

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
The first time

The first time

The 1970 polls could have set us on a different path. Published 02 Dec, 2020 07:47am
Marx’s lieutenant

Marx’s lieutenant

Engels, born 200 years ago, didn’t only play second fiddle. Published 25 Nov, 2020 07:02am
Injecting hope

Injecting hope

The concept of ‘vaccine nationalism’ has sporadically been discussed for months. Updated 18 Nov, 2020 09:28am
US regime change

US regime change

Four years ago, too many Americans took Trump at his word... Published 11 Nov, 2020 07:01am
Democracy’s limits

Democracy’s limits

CIA was told to prevent the Chilean’s president’s accession. Published 04 Nov, 2020 07:24am
American malaise

American malaise

How will they react if their saviour is trounced on Nov 3? Published 28 Oct, 2020 07:11am
Two little triumphs

Two little triumphs

There is happy news from New Zealand and Bolivia. Published 21 Oct, 2020 07:34am
Inconvenient truths

Inconvenient truths

The Assange trial should be of profound concern. Published 14 Oct, 2020 07:25am
Lennonist ideals

Lennonist ideals

The best of John Lennon is never far off the radar. Published 07 Oct, 2020 07:23am
Chinese muzzle

Chinese muzzle

The largest detention camp is 300 acres plus. Published 30 Sep, 2020 07:13am
Supremely Ruth-less

Supremely Ruth-less

Hypocrisy may be an essential ingredient of the circus menu. Published 23 Sep, 2020 07:32am
Fallen stars

Fallen stars

The death of Hendrix and Joplin 50 years ago drew a line under the ’60s. Published 16 Sep, 2020 07:17am