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Zika: Don’t panic

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Zika, the mosquito-borne virus spreading through the Americas that has been linked to thousands of babies born with underdeveloped brains (microcephaly), is just the latest new disease to spread panic around the world

Comment(s) 2/5/2016

Goodbye Schengen

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“Europe has forgotten that history is fundamentally tragic,” said Manuel Valls, the French prime minister

Comment(s) 2/4/2016

The Islamic Wars of Religion

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Saudi Arabia’s Sunni Muslim rulers beheaded their country’s leading Shia Muslim cleric, Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr, on charges of seeking “foreign meddling” in the kingdom

Comment(s) 1/12/2016

Poland: Backsliding furiously

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Lech Walesa, a national hero 26 years ago for his role in ending Communist rule in Poland as the leader of Solidarity, has little political power in the country today, but he still has his voice

Comment(s) 1/8/2016

Whac-a-mole sexual slavery

GWYNNE DYER writes:

There is an old fairground game called Whac-a-Mole

Comment(s) 1/1/2016

Afghanistan: Going down

GWYNNE DYER writes:

If the Taliban were not so busy fighting the rival ISIL jihadis who began operating in Afghanistan early this year, they might now be within reach of overthrowing the Afghan government that the Western powers left behind when they pulled out most of their troops last year

Comment(s) 12/28/2015

Obama and San Bernardino

GWYNNE DYER writes:

U.S. President Barack Obama recently spoke about a mass shooting in the United States for the seventeenth time in the past seven years

Comment(s) 12/14/2015

Burma: The lady, the general, and the future

GWYNNE DYER writes:

There are good generals in Burma – that is, generals who are not too corrupt, not too brutal, and not absolutely determined to maintain military control of the country forever

Comment(s) 11/7/2015

Netanyahu and the truth

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“I can’t stand him. He’s a liar,” then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy told U.S. President Barack Obama four years ago, in a conversation about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Comment(s) 11/3/2015

Germany and Refugees

GWYNNE DYER writes:

No good deed goes unpunished. Two months ago Chancellor Angela Merkel amazed the world by opening Germany’s borders to all the genuine refugees (mostly Syrians and Afghans) who could get that far.

Comment(s) 10/19/2015

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