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Gwynne Dyer: Relations between the U.S. and Cuba will not change much
Here are four reasons why President Barack Obama’s decision last week to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba was a good idea. 1) The U.S. attempt to bring down the Castro...
Gwynne Dyer: Denmark claims the North Pole
Saint Nicholas (also known as Santa Claus, Kris Kringle or Father Christmas) has had to put up with a lot over the years. After the latest blow, he may not show up at all next...
Gwynne Dyer: Climate change's impossible deal
For “shall”, substitute “may”. For example, change “countries signing this climate change treaty shall state how much they are going to cut their greenhouse emissions” to “...
Gwynne Dyer: Torture and the CIA—is it time to move on?
When somebody says it is time to move on, it means there is something deeply embarrassing that they don’t want to discuss in public. President Barack Obama said that about the...
Gwynne Dyer: What does Grace Mugabe mean for leadership of Zimbabwe?
Political dynasties tend to thrive mainly in very large democratic countries where name-recognition is a huge asset: think two President Adams, two President Roosevelts, and maybe...
Gwynne Dyer: The threat of artificial intelligence
The experts run the whole gamut from A to B, and they’re practically unanimous: artificial intelligence is going to destroy human civilization. Expert A is Elon Musk, polymath co-...
Gwynne Dyer: Nigeria's election will not be all about Boko Haram
There’s going to be an election in Nigeria in mid-February, and the weird thing is that it’s not going to be all about Boko Haram. The Islamist terrorists are now killing people...
Gwynne Dyer: What's the purpose of "global" terrorism?
“We will not be cowed by these sick terrorists,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron after ISIS produced a grisly video of the mass beheading of Syrian captives by foreign...
Gwynne Dyer: Conspiracy or a cock-up in Ukraine?
This is what former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, subsequently driven from office by mass protests in Kyiv, said to German Chancellor Angela Merkel just one year ago, at...
Gwynne Dyer: Shinzo Abe gambles by calling a snap election in Japan
“I need to hear the voice of the people,” said Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “I will step down if we fail to keep our majority because that would mean our Abenomics is...
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Gwynne Dyer: Faith and the gender divide
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