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Mahir Ali

Europe shift: Swedes flirt with politics of far-right

The obvious alternative is a centrist coalition transcending the ideological divide.

13 Sep 2018 2:06 AM

Yemen tragedy is escalating amid growing Mideast mess

The scale of the humanitarian tragedy in Yemen, however, extends far beyond the direct carnage of conflict.

07 Sep 2018 6:53 AM

Power games in Oz: After Morrison, what’s next?

Both Dutton and Morrison detested the very idea, with the latter’s aversion apparently rooted in his evangelical Christianity.

30 Aug 2018 12:13 AM

Prague 1968: Why ‘socialism with a human face’ had failed

Students in Prague mounted a protest, and demanded to speak to Dubcek.

24 Aug 2018 5:43 AM

The death of a dictator

The tall tales could usually be dismissed out of hand.

16 Aug 2018 2:27 AM

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If Tehran has regime change, it must come from within

The nuclear deal has not exactly collapsed yet, given that none of Washington’s co-signatories followed its example.

09 Aug 2018 6:00 AM

New racist law in Israel makes Mideast peace more difficult

Dan Yakir, the chief legal counsel for the Association of Civil Rights in Israel, has described it as “a racist law”.

02 Aug 2018 1:52 AM

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

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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

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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

In France, the spirit of revolt seems to have echoes of 1968

There is a temptation to perceive in this spirit of revolt echoes of May 1968.

10 May 2018 12:53 AM

200 yrs later, Karl Marx is still relevant

Karl Marx was a little-known Communist by the name of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

03 May 2018 12:22 AM

All eyes on Trump-Kim meeting that looms ahead

Apart from their distinctively eccentric hairstyles, one thing Kim and Trump clearly have in common is their unpredictability.

26 Apr 2018 2:30 AM

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