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Mahir Ali

Disquiet In The Arabian Peninsula

THE reaction on the streets of the Yemeni capital, Sana`a, to the killing of jihadist preacher and terrorist mentor Anwar Al Awlaki in a missile strike by American drones bore little similarity to the broad Palcistani response in the wake…

The Trouble With `Strategic Assets`

RELATIONS between the US and Pakistan, which have been particularly fraught for much of this year, took an unprecedented dive last week following Adm Mike Mullen`s congressional testimony implicating the Inter-Services Intelligence…

Cutting The UN Down To Size

FIFTY years ago last Sunday, a plane crash in what was then Northern Rhodesia claimed the life of the only secretary general of the United Nations to have died while in office. An official inquiry blamed the tragedy on pilot error. Not…

In The Court Of Global Opinion

THE vociferous USIsraeli opposition to the prospect of tentative recognition by the UN of Palestinian statehood suggests they have something to fear from what could easily be seen as little more than a symbolic gesture. They are inclined,…

A Decade Of Bloody-Mindedness

TEN years after the devastating crime against humanity that altered New York’s skyline and claimed nearly 3,000 American lives, there is evidence aplenty that so-called counterterrorism can be deadlier than terrorism. The violence of the…

Anna Is Watching (Some Of) You…

THE comparison between this year’s remarkable Arab uprisings and the recent popular upsurge in India falters in one vital respect: barring the aberration of Indira Gandhi’s emergency in the mid-1970s, Indian democracy has remained intact…

After Tripoli, Long Live Nato?

THE extent to which the end game in Tripoli is a continuation of the so-called Arab Spring that came into bloom unexpectedly at the turn of the year is, at best, debatable. The circumstances that propelled the downfall of Zine El-Abidine…

Britons Behaving Badly

AFTER the widespread instances of burning and looting, there is, inevitably, the breast-beating. British Prime Minister David Cameron, compelled to cut short his summer holiday, initially condemned the “criminality, pure and simple” of the…