Mahir Ali

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
Two steps back

Two steps back

Remaking Afghanistan was always an imperial illusion. Published 18 Aug, 2021 06:37am
Apocalypse soon?

Apocalypse soon?

Our house is on fire but stark choices remain unmade. Published 11 Aug, 2021 07:09am
Off the planet

Off the planet

Billionaires are yet to match the accomplishments of 60 years ago. Published 04 Aug, 2021 07:34am
Et tu, Tunisia?

Et tu, Tunisia?

The Arab Spring’s sweetest dream goes sour. Published 28 Jul, 2021 06:33am
Virtual vultures

Virtual vultures

Pegasus software has stirred a storm of indignation across the globe. Updated 22 Jul, 2021 08:27am
Hushed exit

Hushed exit

Afghanistan’s ordeal isn’t over yet. Published 14 Jul, 2021 07:13am
Peruvian paralysis

Peruvian paralysis

Election win isn’t enough for a left turn. Published 30 Jun, 2021 06:09am
Cold war II

Cold war II

China and the West must find a better way. Published 23 Jun, 2021 07:11am
Bye bye Bibi?

Bye bye Bibi?

Netanyahu’s ouster doesn’t really spell change. Published 16 Jun, 2021 07:18am
Don’t mention it

Don’t mention it

The island has changed a great deal since Chiang’s death. Published 09 Jun, 2021 07:38am