War in Africa

28 April 2024 War in Africa By Gwynne Dyer “We could see an all-out war between all the tribes and that is really the doomsday scenario. At this point, it’s not unrealistic,” the head of an international non-government organisation that is working in Sudan told the Al Jazeera news agency last week. (She asked them

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Ukraine: The Outlook

21 April 2024 Ukraine: The Outlook By Gwynne Dyer “I’ve said before, you do the right thing and you let the chips fall where they may,” said Mike Johnson, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives. The chips being the ten or twenty thousand extra Ukrainians who died needlessly during the six months when

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Ukraine: The Big Push Fails

1 November 2023 Ukraine: The Big Push Fails By Gwynne Dyer On 10 September, the great breakthrough was underway. “The Ukrainians went forward again,” said breathless reports from the front lines. “The Ukrainian Armed Forces are moving west of Novoprokopovka, east of Verbovo and between Novoprokopovka and Verbovo, expanding the breakthrough zone.” Fifty days later,

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Ukrainian Breakthrough

24 September 2023 Ukrainian Breakthrough By Gwynne Dyer It’s nothing like the great breakthroughs of the mid-twentieth century wars, when combined air and ground forces would tear a hole in the enemy line, the tanks would pour through, and the front would roll back several hundred kilometres before it stabilised again. The breakthrough in Ukraine

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