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Mahir Ali

‘America first’ isn’t a Trump innovation

Under Franklin Roosevelt, the US favoured liberation for European colonies after the Second World War.

03 Feb 2018 12:25 AM

Russians can’t match US skill in subverting democracy

The extent to which propaganda via social media may have swung voting intentions is almost impossible to determine.

25 Jan 2018 2:48 AM

The making of a radical in America

A key component of that dimension was the eagerness of Bob Dylan.

19 Jan 2018 11:48 PM

Trump’s raj: A cartoon or reality show?

If this were to be a part of legal proceedings, the prosecution could at this point safely rest its case.

11 Jan 2018 1:43 AM

Discontent will not die out in Iran

Tehran, like everyone else, was caught on the hop, and evidently remains uncertain about the gravity of the threat it faces.

04 Jan 2018 2:58 AM

A Pakistani tragedy

The deep wounds inflicted on the national psyche on April 4, 1979, and Dec 27, 2007 are ineradicable.

28 Dec 2017 1:30 AM

Yemen’s Saleh paid back for his misdeeds

Saudi media routinely refers to the Houthis as Iranian militias, which is plainly inaccurate.

07 Dec 2017 12:24 AM

In Lebanon, Zimbabwe & Egypt, a stormy time

Zimbabwe initially did make significant progress on several fronts, and its subsequent woes were not always entirely of its own making.

30 Nov 2017 1:30 AM

The Beirut gamble: Its real target is Tehran

The ostracisation of Qatar has paid no obvious dividends. The trend in Syria does not conform to Saudi wishes.

23 Nov 2017 1:46 AM

The spirit of 1917

Lenin arrived in Petrograd in April 1917 with a slogan on his lips: “All power to the soviets.”

02 Nov 2017 12:31 AM