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Mahir Ali

If Nato were to collapse, would it really be such a bad thing?

Trump left the Nato summit claiming a victory, as he is inclined to do, with little evidence.

19 Jul 2018 12:05 AM

Science still isn’t good at prevention of diseases

In the past 100 years, though, nothing quite as deadly as the so-called Spanish flu has struck the planet.

12 Jul 2018 1:18 AM

López Obrador represents a rare glimmer of hope

Although considered something of an outsider, Amlo has been a part of the political scene for decades.

05 Jul 2018 6:05 AM

It’s wrong to respond to a refugee crisis with cruelty

Trump has been crowing over the troubles of Angela Merkel in Germany.

28 Jun 2018 2:48 AM

N Korea nukes: Optics are bad, but a real deal is a long way off

North Korea has also kept a keen eye on Iraq, where Saddam Hussein faced an American-led invasion after abandoning his nuclear ambitions.

21 Jun 2018 12:02 AM

‘Ortega-free’ future looks unlikely in Nicaragua

Pent-up resentments related to other various issues kept emotions on the boil.

14 Jun 2018 2:16 AM

What if Bobby became Prez in 1968: Would it change US?

Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) listens politely at first, then realises the song is about his brother and his face crumples up.

07 Jun 2018 6:41 AM

Death of Stalin: When tragedy becomes farce

According to Rinzai Zen, “sudden” enlightenment could be achieved, possibly after self-cultivation spread over many lives.

31 May 2018 12:51 AM

Malaysia and Armenia offer lessons for all

During the second vote, there were an estimated 250,000 people in the square and streets outside Parliament, awaiting its verdict.

24 May 2018 2:05 AM

Avoid a war with Iran, it will not spare any country

What also matters is what Trump hears from some of his advisers, his favourite news outlet and his biggest donors.

17 May 2018 1:52 AM