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Senkaku/Diaoyu: Another Falklands

27 January 2013 Senkaku/Diaoyu: Another Falklands? By Gwynne Dyer Chinese survey vessels go into the waters around the disputed islands and Japanese patrol ships tail them much too closely. Twice last month Chinese maritime surveillance aircraft flew into the airspace around the Japanese-controlled islands and Tokyo scrambled F-15 fighters to meet them. On the second …

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The Longest War

4 September 2009 The Longest War By Gwynne Dyer It’s too early to say that there is a general revolt against the “war on drugs” that the United States has been waging for the past 39 years, but something significant is happening. European countries have been quietly defecting from the war for years, decriminalising personal …

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Peru’s Bad Boy

29 May 2006 Peru’s Bad Boy By Gwynne Dyer Ollanta Humala is plotting “a coup d’etat with a democratic face,” warned the president of Peru’s Congress, Marcial Ayaipoma. “Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship: that is what is at stake in these elections,” declared Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru’s most famous writer and a former presidential …

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Chavez and Venezuela

8 August 2004 The Nicer Peron: Chavez and Venezuela By Gwynne Dyer It is Hugo Chavez’s own fault that he faces a referendum on his rule next Sunday (15 August), because he wrote the clause about a recall vote into the Venezuelan constitution himself. His enemies, who include practically everybody with money in Venezuela, are …

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One-Third of the West

14 December 2002 One-Third of the West By Gwynne Dyer Thirty people are injured by a bomb in Bogota, in an incident that will become commonplace as Colombia’s seemingly endless guerilla war moves into the cities. (Thanks, Irish Republican Army, for showing us how the pros do it. Before, we just used to massacre peasants …

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