Nigeria and Boko Haram

28 August 2011 Nigeria and Boko Haram by Gwynne Dyer On Sunday Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, visited the scene of last week’s bombing at the United Nations office in Abuja, the capital, and said the sort of things that presidents must say on such occasions. Since the UN was involved, he said that it had …

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Lieberman the Truth-Teller

23 April 2009 Lieberman the Truth-Teller By Gwynne Dyer The great virtue of a maverick like Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman is that there is none of the usual pussy-footing around. He says exactly what he thinks. In an interview last week with the Russian newspaper Moskovskiy Komsomolets, he said three quite interesting things. Lieberman’s …

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Bhutto Assassination

27 December 2007 Bhutto Assassination By Gwynne Dyer Benazir Bhutto did five years of hard time in prison, much of it in solitary confinement, after her father, Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was overthrown and hanged by the worst of Pakistan’s military dictators, General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. But she was a woman who liked her privileges …

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