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By Gwynne Dyer - May 18,2017
The six-week campaign is over, and 55 million Iranians will vote in the first round of the presidential election today.Or, rather, most of those 55 million people will vote and many will not because there is great disillusionment with President Hassan Rouhani who promised to impr
By Gwynne Dyer - May 04,2017
 It was striking, in US media coverage of Donald Trump’s first hundred days in office, that most observers noted with relief that his foreign policy has turned out to be less radical than they feared.In fact, it is not radical at all.He has already fired cruise missiles at a
By Gwynne Dyer - Apr 08,2017
Never mind the legalities of the situation. Never mind morality either. Just answer the pragmatic question: Is it ever a good idea to start a nuclear war?Because that is the notion that Donald Trump is actually playing with.He did not say exactly that, of course.
By Gwynne Dyer - Feb 27,2017
For the first time in six years, there is famine in the world: a real, United Nations-declared famine, with more than 30 per cent of the affected population suffering acute malnutrition and more than 1,000 people dying of hunger each day.And there are three more countries where f
By Gwynne Dyer - Jan 30,2017
Like Mexico, Canada is in the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Donald Trump has described as “the worst trade deal... ever signed in this country”.Unlike Mexico, Canada thinks that Trump is not planning to hurt it.
By Gwynne Dyer - Jan 18,2017
“I can’t wait to see how the incoming administration deals with AI,” said US Secretary of State John Kerry in a less-than-gracious reference to the fact that the Trump team has not got a clue about the real driving force in the changing world economy.What was striking was that Ke
By Gwynne Dyer - Jan 10,2017
When a Fox News reporter asked Donald Trump about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange back in 2010, just after Assange had released a huge cache of secret US diplomatic cables, the reality TV star had no doubts: “I think it’s disgraceful, I think there should be like the death penal
By Gwynne Dyer - Jan 02,2017
So far the endgame in Syria has played out in an entirely predictable way.All of Aleppo is back in the Syrian government’s hands; that decisive victory for President Bashar Assad and his Russian backers has been followed by a ceasefire, and the Russians are now organising a peace
By Gwynne Dyer - Dec 28,2016
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is very, very cross about last Friday’s United Nations Security Council resolution condemning the creation of illegal Jewish settlements all over the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem.He called in the ambassadors of all the Wester
By Gwynne Dyer - Nov 28,2016
Eastern Aleppo, the rebel-held half of what was once Syria’s biggest city, is falling. Once the resistance there collapses, things may move very fast in Syria, and the biggest question will be, do the outside powers that have intervened in the war accept Bashar Assad’s victo

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