You are here

Gwynne Dyer
By Gwynne Dyer - Oct 05,2017
We have to face facts: there is no US federal government anymore in the normal sense of the word.Social security payments still get made and the 2.79 million federal civil servants still get paid, but there is no such thing as US government policy — especially foreign policy.Take
By Gwynne Dyer - Sep 06,2017
At least a decade ago, a retired general at the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies told me that the rich countries will never take climate change seriously until some very big and apparently climate-related disaster happens in a first-world country.Hurric
By Gwynne Dyer - Aug 27,2017
In 2010, Barack Obama’s vice-president, Joe Biden, vowed that the United States would be “totally out” of Afghanistan “come hell or high water, by 2014”.In 2014 Obama said that he would leave about 8,000 US troops there after all and made an agreement with the new Afghan presiden
By Gwynne Dyer - Jun 05,2017
It is not just Donald Trump.
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

Pages

Newsletter

Get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day.