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Mahir Ali

A bit bolshie

‘Land, peace and bread’ were what the Russians aspired to. Published Apr 19, 2017 06:56am

Road to Damascus

Is it acceptable to slay civilians, including ‘beautiful children’? Published Apr 12, 2017 06:00am

A poet’s conscience

Like Dylan, Yevtushenko was a voice of his generation. Published Apr 05, 2017 06:22am

Terror tactics

The patent absurdity of IS contrasts with the IRA’s motivations. Published Mar 29, 2017 03:38am

Rock of ages

Almost every rock guitarist owes a debt to Berry. Published Mar 22, 2017 07:18am

Turkish fright

The Dutch elections and the Turkish referendum are the latest battlegrounds for far-right politics. Published Mar 15, 2017 07:03am

Women’s vanguard

The female workers didn’t know they were sparking a revolution. Published Mar 08, 2017 01:10am

No-state ‘solution’

Key members of Israel’s cabinet favour partial annexation. Published Mar 01, 2017 02:16am

After Sehwan

The bells did not fall silent, the ‘dhammal’ never stopped. Published Feb 22, 2017 01:32am

Trump’s choices

Does Putin possess compromising recordings? Published Feb 15, 2017 01:12am

Disarray in the UK

The Brexit debate has sparked more confusion. Published Feb 08, 2017 02:38am

Trump goes wild

The ban has been received joyously by the far right. Published Feb 01, 2017 03:04am

The first 100 hours

Trump epitomises the worst excesses of capitalism. Published Jan 25, 2017 12:50pm

Bye bye, Barack

Obama’s supporters had cause to feel abandoned. Published Jan 18, 2017 12:59pm

The double act

It remains to be seen how the Putin-Trump bromance will play out. Published Jan 11, 2017 06:22am

Whither Turkey?

Erdogan finds himself besieged on many fronts. Published Jan 04, 2017 01:01am

Bibi goes ballistic

Israel has long behaved like a spoilt child. Published Dec 28, 2016 01:57am

Soviet surrender

The failure of the USSR experiment continues to loom. Published Dec 21, 2016 12:57pm

Toying with China

The Taiwan card is being played recklessly. Published Dec 14, 2016 02:53am

European crossroads

The appeal of the far right is growing in Europe. Published Dec 07, 2016 01:24am