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Mahir Ali

After elections in Israel, future seems bleaker for Palestinians

It is often said that the ability to indict a sitting PM elevates Israel above other semi-democracies in West Asia, such as Egypt or Turkey.

18 Apr 2019 12:17 AM

Can Mexico’s Amlo deliver what Zapata had died for?

The movement took its name from a key figure in the revolutionary tumult that consumed Mexico in the second decade of the 20th century.

11 Apr 2019 5:22 AM

Zulfikar had left behind a legacy of lost opportunities

There can be little doubt that the manner in which the PPP approached the 1977 election was profoundly problematic.

04 Apr 2019 12:05 AM

Every putative Brexit solution has problems attached to it

May hesitated to put her deal to a parliamentary vote, and when she did it went down to the largest defeat for a govt motion in more than a century.

28 Mar 2019 12:16 AM

Islamophobic terror as vile as jihad, don’t underplay it

In Australia, though, efforts are already afoot to preserve the scope for Islamophobia, which is an even bigger trend across Europe and in the US.

21 Mar 2019 1:50 AM

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Algeria govt has a lot to answer for

A long civil war followed, a devastating contest for ascendancy between Islamist insurgents and the state in which civilians paid the highest price.

14 Mar 2019 12:38 AM

Dream of world Communism: Simply a fantasy a century back?

The founding congress of the Third International almost didn't achieve its objective, though.

07 Mar 2019 1:18 AM

Corbyn biases, anti-Semitism behind UK Labour exodus

Jeremy Corbyn's elevation to party leader was greeted with horror by some of those familiar with his empathy for the Palestinians.

28 Feb 2019 2:23 AM

Why Warsaw failed to fulfil its objective of isolating Iran

That obviously does not prevent him, alongside so many other prominent anti-Semites, from perceiving Israel as a shining ideological exemplar.

21 Feb 2019 12:20 AM

Thailand frees Arab dissident, but democracy takes a beating

Anyhow, Ubolratana rapidly withdrew her candidacy and, for good measure, was officially disqualified this week.

14 Feb 2019 1:54 AM

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Afghanistan is not headed towards peace after US exit

There can be no question the Afghan Taliban regime that began consolidating its power in the mid-1990s was atrocious in every sense of the word.

07 Feb 2019 12:17 AM

Venezuelans will mostly be pleased over Maduro’s exit

US-led sanctions and sharp fluctuations in the price of oil, Venezuela’s key export, have justifiably been blamed for the catastrophe.

31 Jan 2019 12:32 AM

Brexit may be Britain’s worst crisis since World War II

The most worried segments of the public have lately been stockpiling food and medicines, just in case.

24 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

Remembering Red Rosa: The ‘inspiration’ behind Lenin?

Germany was transformed on the eve of the November 1918 armistice, largely through direct action by soldiers, sailors and workers.

17 Jan 2019 12:15 AM

The depths of patriarchal depravity

It is by no means only men, though, who construe menstruation as “unclean”, nor is the phenomenon restricted to Hindu culture.

10 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

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A sour note in Dhaka, US still in a flux: 2019 has shaky start

The Bangladesh election was a sour note at the end of what has generally been a dismal year.

03 Jan 2019 1:13 AM

Trump’s move to leave Syria & Afghan leaves West in a tizzy

Trump’s dismay at US foreign engagements evidently extends to Afghanistan, where a somewhat more gradual disengagement is on the cards.

27 Dec 2018 12:26 AM

Doing politics over Jerusalem, Oz PM fails in bid to please all

Australia’s Morrison never had much credibility to start with, and now, like Aesop’s misfortunate miller, he’s also lost his ass.

20 Dec 2018 12:12 AM

Has Macron imbibed any lessons so far?

Macron’s popularity, meanwhile, has been in the low 20s, and one recent poll has it down to 18 per cent.

13 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

Noam: An international living treasure

Chomsky has more than 100 books to his credit, and remains an erudite and clear-minded presence on alternative TV and in the lecture hall.

06 Dec 2018 6:25 AM

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