India

America’s Indian Ally

27 February 2006 America’s Indian Ally By Gwynne Dyer Chances are you won’t hear a single word about US-Indian military links in the mainstream media’s reporting about US President George W. Bush’s first visit to India this week. For months the media in both countries have been encouraged to speculate about whether a deal on …

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Unsustainable Growth

12 February 2006 Unsustainable Growth By Gwynne Dyer It’s exactly the sort of document that an American think-tank would have produced in the year 1900, if they had had think-tanks in 1900. This time it’s the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the leading research institute in the world’s most populous country, and the document is called …

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Another Carrot

20 June 2005 Another Carrot By Gwynne Dyer Something curious happened in Tokyo last week. On 16 June, US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns gave a speech there saying that the United States backed a limited expansion of the United Nations Security Council from fifteen to twenty members. Only “two or so” …

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King of Nepal

3 February 2005 The Stupid King of Nepal By Gwynne Dyer Most countries got rid of their kings in the end, and the rest took away most of their powers, because inbred young men whose main talents (if any) lie in manly outdoor pursuits like jousting, polo or falconry tend to be particularly bad at …

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Generation Change

27 December 2004 Generation Change By Gwynne Dyer The disasters of the world are due to its inhabitants not being able to grow old simultaneously. There is always a new and intolerant nation eager to destroy the tolerant and mellow. Cyril Connolly, “The Unquiet Grave,” 1945 That’s history for you. King Lear was a striking …

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