Spain

Spain: A Handsome Apology

By Gwynne Dyer “In Spain, a clear majority realize we have committed a historical error and have an opportunity to repair it,” said Spain’s justice minister, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, “so I am sure the (new citizenship) law will pass with an immense majority in parliament.”. And the law doesn’t just say that Spain is sorry for …

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Cyprus Bank Robbery

20 March 2013 Cyprus Bank Robbery By Gwynne Dyer Could a failed bank robbery in Cyprus cause the collapse of the euro? It’s hard to imagine how anything that happens in Cyprus, with less than one million people, could bring down the common currency shared by three hundred million Europeans, but there are few human …

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Another Euro Election

6 June 2012 Another Euro Election By Gwynne Dyer It’s probably the first time that events in Spain have decided the outcome of a Greek election. Last weekend the European Union agreed to loan Spain’s nearly insolvent banks 100 billion euros on relatively easy terms. Syriza, the hard-left protest party that came from nowhere to …

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Terrorism is Marginal

27 November 2008 Terrorism is Marginal  By Gwynne Dyer The US National Intelligence Council’s report on global trends, published this month, predicts that the terrorist organisation al-Qaeda “may decay sooner” than many experts expect because of its “unachievable strategic objectives, inability to attract broad-based support, and self-destructive actions.” Hot on the report’s heels come the …

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