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GWYNNE DYER

Bolivia and Brazil

GWYNNE DYER writes:

To nobody’s great surprise, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has won a third 5-year term by a landslide majority.

Comment(s) 10/21/2014

Recognizing Palestine

GWYNNE DYER writes:

It’s a slow process, this business of getting recognized as an independent state, but the Palestinians are making progress.

Comment(s) 10/20/2014

Exponential Ebola

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Here are two good things about the Ebola virus. It is unlikely to mutate into a version that can spread through the air. And people who have been infected by Ebola cannot pass it on to others during the incubation period

Comment(s) 10/13/2014

Terrorism 101

GWYNNE DYER writes:

There was a time, as recently as 25 years ago, when military staff colleges around the world taught a reasonably effective doctrine for dealing with terrorism

Comment(s) 10/8/2014

Imperfect Afghanistan

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Afghanistan is a strikingly imperfect society in almost every respect: politics, economy, security and human rights. But it isn’t entirely a lost cause, either

Comment(s) 9/29/2014

Scotland stays, what now?

GWYNNE DYER writes:

A week ago, the 'Kurdistan Times' warned that 'the British dampen the aspirations of Scottish people who want to vote Yes [to independence].' And lo!

Comment(s) 9/27/2014

Coalition of the Unwilling

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons,” said Winston Churchill in 1941, defending his decision to regard Stalin as an ally after Germany invaded the Soviet Union.

Comment(s) 9/20/2014

The Scottish referendum

GWYNNE DYER writes:

If the Scots vote “yes” to independence on Sept. 18, as one opinion poll now suggests they will, three things are likely to happen in the following week.

Comment(s) 9/16/2014

A few differences between 1939 and now

GWYNNE DYER writes:

The Ukrainian army is in retreat on every front. Since Russian regular army units came to the aid of the hard-pressed pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine’s two easternmost provinces a week ago, the tide of battle has turned decisively.

Comment(s) 9/8/2014

Ukraine: A Game of Chicken

GWYNNE DYER writes:

It is quite possible for soldiers to cross a frontier 'by accident on an unmarked section,' and that is how Moscow explains the capture of a group of Russian paratroopers on Ukrainian territory last weekend

Comment(s) 8/30/2014

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