Tariq Ali

Writer and film-maker Tariq Ali was born in Lahore and studied politics and philosophy at Oxford University. He was a prominent leader of opposition to the war in Vietnam and more recently the war in Iraq. Today he writes regularly for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Nation, and the London Review of Books and is on the editorial board of New Left Review. He has written more than a dozen books as well as scripts for both stage and screen. He lives in London.


Tariq Ali, The Extreme Centre: A Warning. Verso 2015. (Esa Aallas)

Tariq Ali, The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power. Simon & Schuster 2008.

Tariq Ali, Rough Music: Blair / Bombs / Baghdad / London / Terror. Verso 2005.

Tariq Ali & David Barsamian, Speaking of Empire and Resistance: Conversations with Tariq Ali. The New Press 2005.

Tariq Ali, Bush in Babylon: The Recolonisation of Iraq. Verso 2003.

Tariq Ali, The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity. Verso 2002.

Tariq Ali, Revolution from Above. Hutchinson 1988.

Tariq Ali Website



The Biden Administration Must Immediately Unfreeze Afghanistan's Assets and End the Devastating Sanctions by Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali and others, CounterPunch, 18 February 2022

Democracy is largely a set of rituals now' by Tariq Ali, Jipson John, Jitheesh P. M., MR Online, 6 January 2022

The Forty-Year War in Afghanistan: A Chronicle Foretold - book review by Terina Hine, Counterfire, 9 December 2021

The Forty Years War: Tariq Ali and Afghanistan by Paul Buhle, CounterPunch, 12 November 2021

Tariq Ali: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Must Not Be Extradited for Exposing War Crimes in Afghanistan, Democracy Now! 28 October 2021 (video and transcript)

The Best Thing the US Can Do for Afghanistan Is Stay Out of It by Tariq Ali and Daniel Denvir, Jacobin, 20 October 2021

Debacle in Afghanistan, Sidecar, 16 August 2021

Killer Prince, MR Online. 2 April 2021

Starmer's War, Defend Democracy Press, 23 December 2020

What Was Lenin Thinking? Defend Democracy Press, 23 April 2020

The Plot to Discredit and Destroy Julian Assange by Tariq Ali and Robert Scheer, ScheerPost, 1 April 2020

Talking Lenin with Tariq Ali - I by Raza Naeem, MR Online, 21 March 2020

Talking Lenin with Tariq Ali - II by Raza Naeem, MR Online, 21 March 2020

The Plot to Discredit and Destroy Julian Assange by Tariq Ali and Robert Scheer, Truthdig, 6 December 2019

A World in Revolt Against Neoliberalism & Corruption: Tariq Ali on the Roots of Today’s Uprisings, Democracy Now! 2 December 2019 (video and transcript)

Tariq Ali on U.K. Elections, Corbyn’s “Radical Social-Democratic Program” & Rise of Extreme Right, Democracy Now! 2 December 2019 (video and transcript)

Appeal to Archbishop of Canterbury to Support Release of Julian Assange by Tariq Ali, Jean Bricmont, Noam Chomsky, Diana Johnstone and others, Consortium News, 1 December 2019

Tariq Ali and John Pilger launch ’In Defense of Julian Assange' book in London, RT/YouTube, 23 November 2019 (video)

“In Defense of Julian Assange”: Why WikiLeaks Founder’s Case Threatens Press Freedom (Tariq Ali and Margaret Kunstler), Democracy Now! 22 November 2019 (video and transcript)

Labour Is Going to Transform Britain, Jacobin, 20 November 2019

Kashmir on the Edge of the Abyss, The New York Review of Books, 13 August 2019

Notes on the Indian Election, ZNet, 30 May 2019

Julian Assange outside the Gate of Hell, MR Online, 13 April 2019


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