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South Sudan is not Africa

GWYNNE DYER writes:

This is not an article on South Sudan, which is just as well because the conflicts there are almost fractal in their complexity

Comment(s) 7/16/2016

Iraq: Endless war

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“Suppose that... the Iraqis feel ambivalent about being invaded and real Iraqis, not [just] Saddam’s special guard, decide to offer resistance,” wrote British Prime Minister Tony Blair to U.S. President George W. Bush in December 2001, two years before the U.S. and the U.K. invaded Iraq

Comment(s) 7/13/2016

South China Sea showdown?

GWYNNE DYER writes:

On July 12, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea will issue its ruling on China’s claim to practically all of the South China Sea. And already the main military contenders are moving more forces into the region

Comment(s) 7/12/2016

Brexit – and maybe then Frexit, Nexit, Swexit...?

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“The EU is dying. I hope we’ve knocked the first brick out of the wall,” exulted Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party

Comment(s) 6/27/2016

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

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