Tariq Ali

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Sep 4, 2013

Revolution? On Egypt, Syria and the Arab Spring

Tariq Ali
The idea that Saudia, Qatar, Turkey backed by NATO are going to create a revolutionary democratic or even a democrat set-up is challenged by what is happening elsewhere in the Arab world.
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Nov 28, 2008

The assault on Mumbai

Tariq Ali
The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has insisted that the terrorists were based outside the country. The Indian media has echoed this line of argument, with Pakistan and al-Qaeda the suspects.
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Nov 8, 2008

Rhetoric alone is not enough

Tariq Ali
Does Obama have the vision or the strength to turn this clock back and forward at the same time? In the realm of foreign policy, the Obama/Biden approach has not been too different from that of Bush
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Dec 29, 2007

A tragedy born of military despotism and anarchy

Tariq Ali
Even those of us sharply critical of Benazir Bhutto's behaviour and policies - both while she was in office and more recently - are stunned and angered by her death. Indignation and fear stalk the co
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Feb 21, 2003

A Second Resolution is Not Enough

Tariq Ali
A massive majority in Britain is currently opposed to the war, but the British peace movement has a soft underbelly. A war that is unjustifiable if waged by Bush and Blair alone becomes acceptable to
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Oct 30, 2001

Arrest In Germany

Tariq Ali
The offending book was an essay by Karl Marx, <i>On Suicide</i>. The arresting officer gave me a triumphant smile. "After 11 September, you can't travel with books like this," he said. "In that case,
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Sep 27, 2001

The Kingdom of Corruption

Tariq Ali
In normal times, the Saudi Kingdom is barely covered by the Western media. The ambassadors report to their respective chanceries that all is well and the continuity of the regime is not threatened. I
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Sep 18, 2001

A Political Solution

Tariq Ali
The Gulf and Balkan Wars were textbook examples of the moral blank cheque of a selective vigilantism. Israel can defy United Nations resolutions with impunity; India can tyrannise Kashmir; Russia can
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