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Gwynne Dyer

The last Prime Minister of the United Kingdom...

There is such a thing as a national style, and Trump’s shtick would fail as badly in Britain as Johnson’s would in the United States. But questions of...

Iran: An unwinnable war

To be fair, Vice-President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are probably telling themselves that plausibly terrifying US threats will suffice...

War in the Gulf?

The long-planned transfer of another American aircraft carrier into the Gulf is now being re-framed as an emergency response to a new (but unspecified)...

Pakistan:  Dammed if you do, damned if you...

On the face of it, this is a decision that invites ridicule. Let us suppose for a moment that India really is stealing Pakistan’s water. How does banning...

Brazil: The hard right wins again

Haddad, who leads the socialist Workers’ Party, will pick up most of the voters whose first-choice candidates have fallen by the wayside, but Bolsonaro...

Italy: The enemy of my enemy is my friend...

There is actually a good chance that the new coalition will survive, at least for a while, because it is based on the ancient principle that ‘the enemy...

Marx at 200

Marx cannot be blamed for the tens of millions who were killed in his name in the Soviet Union, China and elsewhere in the 20th century.

The old man rages

There’s still no proof that the Assad regime was responsible for the poison gas attack that killed, according to various reports, forty or seventy-five...

Latvia: Language Rights

“There's no need for a second language. Whoever wants can use their language at home or in school,” said Latvian President Andris Berzins in 2012

Duterte: Mass murderer in power

That’s what Filipinos love him for (last year he had a 91 percent approval rating), but the problem is that he really is a tough guy - and not in a good...

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