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Murder in Moscow

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“Every time I call [my mother],” Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov said recently, “she gives me a talking-to: ‘When will you stop being rude about Putin? He’ll kill you.’”

Comment(s) 3/10/2015

Malaysia Without Anwar

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Does democracy in Malaysia really depend on Anwar Ibrahim? If it does, Malaysia’s 30 million people are in trouble. Anwar is back in jail: at least five years’ imprisonment, and another five years’ ban from political activity after that.

Comment(s) 2/17/2015

Nigeria: An election under fire

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, has lived up to his name again. Three minutes after he left an election rally in the northern city of Gombe last week Monday, a suicide bomber blew herself up in the nearby parking lot.

Comment(s) 2/10/2015

The strategy of the Paris attacks

GWYNNE DYER writes:

After Ahmed Merabet, a French policeman, was killed outside the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris last week, his brother Malek said: “My brother was Muslim and he was killed by two terrorists, by two false Muslims. Islam is a religion of peace and love.”

Comment(s) 1/19/2015

The strategy of the Paris attacks

GWYNNE DYER writes:

After Ahmed Merabet, a French policeman, was killed outside the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris last week, his brother Malek said: “My brother was Muslim and he was killed by two terrorists, by two false Muslims. Islam is a religion of peace and love.”

Comment(s) 1/17/2015

The ‘Oil War’

GWYNNE DYER writes:

'Did you know there’s an oil war? And the war has an objective: to destroy Russia,' said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in a live television speech last wee

Comment(s) 1/5/2015

2014 year-ender

GWYNNE DYER writes:

The first thing to note is that the client is still piling on weight at an alarming rate – up from 2 billion units to 7 billion in the past 75 years – but continues to thrive, for the most part

Comment(s) 1/1/2015

Cuba: False Dawn

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Here are four reasons why President Barack Obama’s decision last week to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba was a good idea.

Comment(s) 12/27/2014

Climate change: The impossible deal

GWYNNE DYER writes:

The final two days of the UN Climate Change summit in Peru were spent watering down various parts of the text so that no country would just walk away. That’s where SHALL was changed to MAY, not once but many times

Comment(s) 12/22/2014

Amazing Grace

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Political dynasties tend to thrive mainly in very large democratic countries where name-recognition is a huge asset: think two President Adams, two President Roosevelts, and maybe soon a third President Bush or a second President Clinton in the United States

Comment(s) 12/15/2014

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