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Mahir Ali

It’s scary: Bolton may now unleash global havoc

Colin Powell, Bush’s initial secretary of state, considered Bolton a spy for vice-president Cheney in the state department.

29 Mar 2018 1:23 AM

Spy plots in Putin era: A return of Cold War?

Arguably, the least interesting of these revolved around the level of turnout and the extent of Vladimir Putin’s triumph.

22 Mar 2018 12:55 AM

My Lai 1968: Has America learned any lessons at all?

The nation that picked Donald Trump as President in 2016 hasn’t changed all that much.

15 Mar 2018 1:45 AM

Did the nuke question seal Benazir’s fate a decade ago?

There can be little doubt, though, that Benazir’s planned return to the fray was indelibly wedded to Western interests.

08 Mar 2018 12:43 AM

Pyeongchang winter thaw raises hopes

The lessons of history necessitate a degree of scepticism

15 Feb 2018 2:06 AM

Kurds being crushed as US, Russia look the other way

Never mind that the Turkish supremo did his best to thwart the Kurdish-led defence of Kobani against an IS assault.

08 Feb 2018 2:17 AM

‘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