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Mahir Ali

‘Spectre of Corbynism’ was in essence a conspiracy

The fact that they are led by a mendacious monstrosity doesn’t seem to matter.

12 Dec 2019 1:16 AM

Season of revolts across the world is likely to continue

Iranian symbols have come under attack, and the myth of Tehran’s mystical hold over Iraqi Shias has demonstrably been shattered.

05 Dec 2019 7:35 AM

Heirs & spares: Time to retire lese-majesté, other privileges

Commendably, lese-majesté is not a crime in Britain.

29 Nov 2019 2:21 AM

Hong Kong’s authorities have dug themselves a hole and there’s no way out

The authorities declared that the protesters holed up on the campus, most of them students, had no option other than to surrender.

21 Nov 2019 2:30 AM

After the coup, future unclear: Will Bolivia head for polls?

The kind of bluster associated with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez was seemingly alien to his nature.

15 Nov 2019 7:00 AM

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Thirty years after fall of Berlin Wall, democracy in Europe is in danger

Inevitably, this has consequences, both within nation states and in the wider European context.

07 Nov 2019 4:10 AM

Good riddance to ‘Caliph’, but no need to take Trump seriously

The US congressional Democratic leadership, meanwhile, is livid that it was even further out of the loop than Moscow.

31 Oct 2019 12:00 AM

Lessons from Lebanon, Chile: Hard to tell the last straw

The lingua franca of the neoliberal upper crust, however, ‘reform’ all too often implies measures that target the poor at the expense of the rich.

24 Oct 2019 7:32 AM

Better not trust capitalists, sign up for ‘green army’ instead

The Thunberg pater familias was correct in identifying such words as potentially problematic.

18 Oct 2019 1:19 AM

Trump’s tweet not out of line with US role in Middle East

Most of the critics tend to ignore the fact that historically America’s reputation as an unreliable ally is well established.

10 Oct 2019 12:00 AM

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Why MBS got off lightly after brutal murder of Khashoggi

Mohammed bin Salman, meanwhile, continues to warn the West that if Iran is not restrained, oil prices could go through the roof.

03 Oct 2019 1:17 AM

Brexit blues: UK’s future is uncertain and unwritten, given the acrimony today

On the other hand, culturally and economically, Britain was hardly cut off from the Continent in the decades leading up to its EEC accession.

26 Sep 2019 12:57 AM

Oilfield attacks are a warning to Saudis over Yemen policy

The implication was that the House of Saud just had to give the word for its saviour-in-chief to launch retaliatory strikes, presumably against Iran.

19 Sep 2019 1:30 AM

Ho Chi Minh’s Vietnam peaceful, but is like China

The multitude determined to give them a rousing welcome consisted mainly of students, political activists and trade unionists.

05 Sep 2019 1:11 AM

Our indifference to voting would be an outrage for the agitators of the past

Other intellectuals, meanwhile, were positively radicalised by the rulers’ reaction.

22 Aug 2019 1:40 AM

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Woodstock encapsulated the vision of idealism and hope of the 1960s

Even though Woodstock wasn’t an overtly political event, they received plenty of sustenance from the stage.

15 Aug 2019 5:48 AM

Shootings in US: Will immigration eliminate whites?

There can be little doubt, though, that the ideological underpinnings of such ideologies precede Trump and his soulmates by several decades at least.

08 Aug 2019 12:46 AM

HK: A thorn in the flesh for China’s czars

It was sparked early last month by a proposed piece of legislation intended to decree routine extradition to China for those accused of crimes.

01 Aug 2019 12:05 AM

Boris as PM can turn into an argument for socialism in the UK

Boris Johnson has taken over as Prime Minister from Theresa May.

25 Jul 2019 12:31 AM

Space race notwithstanding, moonwalk a feat of mankind

f the Soviets were reaching for the moon, the Americans were determined to beat them to it.

18 Jul 2019 2:42 AM

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