Ukraine: The Outlook

21 April 2024 Ukraine: The Outlook By Gwynne Dyer “I’ve said before, you do the right thing and you let the chips fall where they may,” said Mike Johnson, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives. The chips being the ten or twenty thousand extra Ukrainians who died needlessly during the six months when

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Indian Election

17 April 2024 Indian Election By Gwynne Dyer Extreme nationalism always looks foolish or even deranged to those who have not caught the virus, but in India it’s now official. In January, India’s Ministry of Defence started setting up 822 ‘selfie points’ at war memorials, railway stations and tourist attractions where people can take photos

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Three Famines

24 March 2024 Three Famines By Gwynne Dyer There are three incipient famines in the world today, and politics is at the root of all of them. That’s not unusual, actually: famines are almost always political events. My family is descended from the Catholic Irish diaspora, and when I was a boy in Newfoundland we

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