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Iran: In from the Cold?

30 September 2013 Iran: In from the Cold? By Gwynne Dyer When Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, came home from the United Nations General Assembly meeting last Friday, demonstrators at Tehran airport threw eggs, shoes and stones. They had heard about his 15-minute phone conversation with US President Barack Obama, and they were not pleased. …

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The Millennium Goals

14 September 2010 The Millennium Goals By Gwynne Dyer “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Rich is better.” It may have been Ella Fitzgerald who first said that, or maybe it was Sophie Tucker. Doesn’t matter. It’s true, other things being equal – but “other things” are not equal. On 20-22 September, while the …

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Anarchy in the Streets

April 13, 2003 Anarchy in the Streets By Gwynne Dyer Watching Iraq’s cities dissolve into anarchy, many people wondered why the American and British soldiers didn’t intervene to stop the looting and revenge-taking. Some assumed that this is what always happens when dictatorships fall. Others, however, were struck by how thin the civilised veneer of …

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The Great Crash

24 September 1979 The Great Crash By Gwynne Dyer LONDON: The ideal capitalist enterprise, it was once suggested, would be a brothel over a five- minute carwash. But all the best ways of making one’s capital multiply involve the owner no work at — like the stock market. What goes up must come down, however, …

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