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Ukraine: How to avoid a war

GWYNNE DYER writes:

On one hand, eastern Ukraine appears to be slipping out of the government’s control, as pro-Russian groups seize control of official buildings in big eastern cities

Comment(s) 4/14/2014

Splitting Libya

GWYNNE DYER writes:

The Red Wadi (Wadi al Ahmar) lies a bit to the west of the old Roman border between Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, but if Libya splits in two it will serve quite well as the new frontier.

Comment(s) 3/31/2014

The framing of al-Megrahi

GWYNNE DYER writes:

They lied, they’re still lying, and they’ll go on lying until Libya calms down enough to allow a thorough search of its archives.

Comment(s) 3/19/2014

A Scottish ‘neverendum?’

GWYNNE DYER writes:

The referendum on Scotland’s independence is only six months away, and suddenly the cautious sparring between the Conservative-led coalition government in London

Comment(s) 3/17/2014

The Indian election

GWYNNE DYER writes:

An Indian election is a marathon, not a sprint. The voting will start in a month’s time, on 7 April, but the voting will move around the country on nine phases, ending on 12 May

Comment(s) 3/10/2014

A premature history of the second Cold War

GWYNNE DYER writes:

The first mistake of the Ukrainian revolutionaries was to abandon the agreement of 23 February to create a national unity government that would administer the country until new elections in December

Comment(s) 3/6/2014

Israel: Nuclear Hypocrisy

GWYNNE DYER writes:

When Mordechai Vanunu, a humble Israeli technician who worked for years at Israel’s secret nuclear site at Dimona, spilled the beans about Israel’s nuclear weapons in 1986

Comment(s) 2/17/2014

The Magnificent Kerry

GWYNNE DYER writes:

John Kerry has been U.S. Secretary of State for precisely one year, and he has already 1) rescued President Obama from his ill-considered promise to bomb Syria if it crossed the “red line”

Comment(s) 2/11/2014

Ukraine Turns Violent

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“The protest mood in Ukraine is at a higher temperature than ever before,” said Vitali Klitschko, the de facto leader of the anti-government protests that have filled central Kiev for the past two months, in an interview with the Guardian on Tuesday.

Comment(s) 1/24/2014

2013 Year-Ender

GWYNNE DYER writes:

It’s always dangerous to declare 'mission accomplished.' But when Edward Snowden said it this week, nobody laughed

Comment(s) 12/31/2013

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