Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali, writer, journalist, filmmaker, contributes regularly to a range of publications including the Guardian, the Nation, and the London Review of Books. His most recent book is The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
How Vladimir Putin Became Evil
Once again, it seems that Russia and the United States are finding it difficult to agree on how to deal with their respective ambitions. This clash of interests is highlighted by the Ukrainian crisis.
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Friday, February 11, 2011
Egypt's Joy as Mubarak Quits
A joyous night in Cairo. What bliss to be alive, to be an Egyptian and an Arab. In Tahrir Square they're chanting, "Egypt is free" and "We won!"
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Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Pakistan's Drift into the Hands of Extremists
The appalling terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricketers in Pakistan had one aim: to demonstrate to Washington that the country is ungovernable. This is the first time that cricketers have been targeted in a land where the sport is akin to religion. It marks the death of international cricket in Pakistan for the indefinite future, but not just that, which is bad enough. The country's future is looking more and more precarious.
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008
From The Ashes of Gaza
The assault on Gaza , planned over six months and executed with perfect timing, was designed largely, as Neve Gordon has rightly observed , to help the incumbent parties triumph in the forthcoming Israeli elections.
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Monday, November 17, 2008
Operation Enduring Disaster
Afghanistan has been almost continuously at war for 30 years, longer than both World Wars and the American war in Vietnam combined. Each occupation of the country has mimicked its predecessor. A tiny interval between wars saw the imposition of a malignant social order, the Taliban, with the help of the Pakistani military and the late Benazir Bhutto, the prime minister who approved the Taliban takeover in Kabul.
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