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GWYNNE DYER

‘China’s Chechnya:’ Terrorism in Xinjiang

GWYNNE DYER writes:

It’s not really “China’s Chechnya” yet, but the insurgency in Xinjiang is growing fast. Incidents of anti-Chinese violence are getting bigger and much more frequent.

Comment(s) 8/16/2014

The Middle East: New strategic realities

GWYNNE DYER writes:

After half a century of stasis, there are big new strategic realities in the Middle East, but people are having trouble getting their heads around them. Take the United States, for example.

Comment(s) 8/12/2014

The Legacy of the First World War

GWYNNE DYER writes:

'It was not worth even one life,' said Harry Patch shortly before he died in 2009 at the age of 111. He was the last survivor of the 65 million soldiers who fought in the First World War

Comment(s) 8/4/2014

Gaza: A little context

GWYNNE DYER writes:

You can see why Hamas doesn’t want a cease-fire in Gaza yet. It is continuing the fight in the hope that international outrage at the huge loss of people will somehow force Israel to give it what it wants

Comment(s) 7/31/2014

Middle Eastern Christians: Going, Going...Gone

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Two high-profile incidents happened last week, at opposite ends of the Arab world. In northern Iraq, recently conquered by the zealots of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levent (ISIL)

Comment(s) 7/29/2014

American spies in Germany: The end of trust

GWYNNE DYER writes:

The question to bear in mind, when reading this whole sorry tale, is this. If Americans are, on average, no stupider than Germans, then why are their intelligence services so stupid?

Comment(s) 7/26/2014

The origins of war

GWYNNE DYER writes:

59 skeletons were found in 1964, lying together in a gravesite beside the Nile Rıver near what is now the Egyptian-Sudanese border

Comment(s) 7/22/2014

MH17: Who did it? What next?

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“...and once the TAR (Target Acquisition Radar) has lock-on, this light will go green. Then just push this button here, and the rest’s automatic. Good luck! Oh, and make sure nobody’s standing behind the missile when you launch.”

Comment(s) 7/21/2014

Gaza 2014

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said something cryptic last Friday, shortly after the Israelis began their latest round of attacks on the Gaza Strip.

Comment(s) 7/19/2014

The Caliphate Returns

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“Listen to your caliph and obey him. Support your state, which grows every day,” said Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, announcing the rebirth of the Caliphate in the broad territory between Aleppo in northern Syria and Diyala province in eastern Iraq.

Comment(s) 7/4/2014

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