February 2024

Navalny Murder

18 February 2024 Navalny Murder By Gwynne Dyer Vladimir Putin’s regime had been assassinating Chechen warlords, defectors from the Russian intelligence services and sundry wayward oligarchs for years, but its first political murder was the hit on high-profile journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was gunned down in her Moscow apartment in 2006 — and so it

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Turning Japanese

7 February 2024 Turning Japanese By Gwynne Dyer It did not end well for Karolina Shiino, the young woman who won the title of Miss Japan two weeks ago. She has just handed her crown back after a scandal-mongering magazine revealed that she has been having an affair with a married man – Japanese beauty

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Pakistan Election 2024

4 February 2024 Pakistan Election 2024 By Gwynne Dyer Pakistan’s former prime minister, former cricket superstar and latter-day populist politician Imran Khan was having a quiet week in jail, six months into his three-year sentence for corruption, and suddenly all hell broke loose. Last Tuesday he was given another 10-year jail sentence for leaking state

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