Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali is a novelist, historian, political campaigner and one of New Left Review’s editors.

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Who will reshape the Arab world: its people, or the US

May 2011
Phase one of the Arab spring is over. Phase two – the attempt to crush or contain genuine popular movements – has begun.

Selective vigilantism by the West

April 2011
Bombing Tripoli while shoring up other despots in the Arab world shows the UN-backed strikes to oust Gaddafi are purely cynical.

Egypt's joy as Mubarak quits

February 2011
The age of political reason is returning to the Arab world. The people are fed up of being colonised and bullied. Meanwhile, the political temperature is rising in Jordan, Algeria and Yemen.

An Arab 1848: Despots Totter and Fall

February 2011
The rediscovery of Arab solidarity against the repellent dictatorships and those who sustain them is a new turning point in the Middle East.

Selling Off Af-Pak

September 2010
The notion that the Afghan governance model could be transferred to Pakistan is risible.

Floods for Pakistan; Floods of Money For its Leader

September 2010
As images of Pakistan coping with the crisis and of its destitute people were being shown on European television, a French air force helicopter was transporting the richest man in Pakistan to his most extravagant European property, a 16th century chateau.

It's no secret what Pakistan's been doing with the Taliban

August 2010
British politicians "shock" over wiki-leaks shouldn't be taken seriously: Pakistan's ties to the Taliban have never been a secret.

Kentucky Fried Education: The Market Assault on Reason

June 2010
In April 2010, UK Middlesex University decided to close down Philosophy. Ever since, students and staff, and thousands of their supporters, have been battling to save it.

Obama: President of Cant

May 2010
Has US foreign policy really changed since the departure of Bush and the arrival of Obama?