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GWYNNE DYER

China: the dead cat bounce?

GWYNNE DYER writes:

A few weeks ago, at the height of the panic in the Chinese stock markets, a sour joke was doing the rounds: “Last month, the dog was eating what I eat

Comment(s) 7/27/2015

After the Iran Nuclear Deal

GWYNNE DYER writes:

The thing to bear in mind about Tuesday’s deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries (the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China) is that without it Iran could get nuclear weapons whenever it wants in a short tme.

Comment(s) 7/18/2015

The walking dead

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“There are examples of species all over the world that are essentially the walking dead,” said Stanford University Professor Paul Ehrlich

Comment(s) 6/24/2015

Omar al-Bashir and international law

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, facing an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court (ICC) for genocide and war crimes, fled from an African Union summit meeting last Monday before the conference ended.

Comment(s) 6/23/2015

Will Turkey stop backing the Islamists in Syria?

GWYNNE DYER writes:

For Turks, the burning question after the June 7 election is whether they will now get the fully democratic, pluralist country that so many of them want.

Comment(s) 6/16/2015

Syria: The Last Chance Saloon

GWYNNE DYER writes:

The fall of Ramadi to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) troops last Sunday [May 17] was not a big deal

Comment(s) 5/30/2015

Franchise wars

GWYNNE DYER writes:

You can’t tell the players without a program and it’s no wonder that people feel confused by the plethora of names the terrorist groups use

Comment(s) 5/5/2015

Displacement Activity

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“What’s emerging is what we need,which is a comprehensive plan, going after the criminal gangs, going after the traffickers, going after the owners of the boats...and stabilising the countries from which these people are coming.”

Comment(s) 5/2/2015

Intergalactic Pirates Again

GWYNNE DYER writes:

I really liked the furious debate that broke out recently among astronomers about whether we should send out signals to the universe saying “we’re here.”

Comment(s) 4/7/2015

Murder in Moscow

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“Every time I call [my mother],” Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov said recently, “she gives me a talking-to: ‘When will you stop being rude about Putin? He’ll kill you.’”

Comment(s) 3/10/2015

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