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GWYNNE DYER

Brexit: The apocalypse

GWYNNE DYER writes:

How’s this for apocalyptic?

Comment(s) 6/17/2016

Macedonia: Abstract expressionism is back

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Abstract expressionism is no longer cutting-edge art in most places, but in one country it is enjoying a massive popular revival: Macedonia

Comment(s) 6/13/2016

Brexit: What if?

GWYNNE DYER writes:

After months in which opinion polls showed a 6-10 percent lead for the “remain” side in the referendum campaign on continued British membership of the European Union, the numbers have suddenly shifted in favor of “leave.”

Comment(s) 6/4/2016

Libya: The hesitation two-step

GWYNNE DYER writes:

When “Prime Minister” Fayez al-Sarraj of the “Government of National Accord” (GNA) arrived in Libya a month ago, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that it was “not the time for obstructionists to hold back progress.”

Comment(s) 5/31/2016

‘Thank God for the atom bomb’

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Today’s Hiroshima doesn’t give TV journalists a lot to work with. It’s a raucous, bustling, mid-sized Japanese city with only few reminders of its destruction by an atomic bomb in 1945

Comment(s) 5/27/2016

The Philippines election

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Rodrigo Duterte, who has just been elected president of the Philippines, comes across as Donald Trump on stilts.

Comment(s) 5/17/2016

The other Clinton presidency

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Shortly before John Kasich dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, leaving Donald Trump as the only candidate, the Ohio governor put up a spoof video on the internet

Comment(s) 5/14/2016

Iraq: a failed state

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Property prices in central Baghdad are as high as London’s, even though Iraq’s national income is down by 70 percent since the collapse in the oil price. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) bombs regularly devastate parts of the capital, and still the real estate market booms

Comment(s) 5/7/2016

Non-linear climate emergency

GWYNNE DYER writes:

If you spend a lot of time talking to scientists about climate change, there’s one word you’ll hear time and time again, and yet it’s hardly ever mentioned in the public discussion of climate change. The word is “non-linear.”

Comment(s) 4/28/2016

Migrants, the Euro, Brexit: The EU at risk

GWYNNE DYER writes:

A recent headline in leading French newspaper Le Monde said it all: “Migrants, the Euro, Brexit: The European Union is mortal.” And it’s true. The EU could actually collapse over these three threats.

Comment(s) 4/23/2016

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