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Gwynne Dyer

  • 17 Nov, 2016 5:00am
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COMMENT: Even before Donald Trump hijacked the Republican Party, he was loudly declaring that the science of climate change, like President Barack Obama, had not been born in the United States.

Dyer: Shootings part of American culture

  • 15 Jun, 2016 5:00am
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COMMENT: On average around 200 Americans are killed and wounded in mass shootings every month

Onus on Muslim world to quash Isis sex slavery

  • 5 Jan, 2016 8:14am
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Islamic law forbids the enslavement of Muslims, but all that did was to encourage a roaring trade in the enslavement of non-Muslims that lasted for over a thousand years, writes Gwynne Dyer.
  • 27 Nov, 2015 2:21pm
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The Turkish leader has two goals: to ensure the destruction of Assad's regime, and to prevent the creation of a new Kurdish state in Syria, writes Gwynne Dyer.
  • 10 Jul, 2015 1:45pm
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Those military officers will continue to dominate politics, because 25 per cent of the votes, according to the 2008 constitution, can block any changes to the constitution, writes Gwynne Dyer.

Gwynne Dyer: Casual diplomacy produces unexpected rabbit

  • 12 Sep, 2013 9:30am
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When someone pulls a rabbit out of a hat, it's natural to be suspicious. Magicians are professionals in deceit - and so are diplomats. But sometimes the rabbit is real.

Gwynne Dyer: Battle for stability will be long one

  • 20 Aug, 2013 5:30am
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Gwynne Dyer asks, " What, if anything, should the rest of the world do about the tragedy in Egypt?"

Gwynne Dyer: Little Englanders on the march

  • 24 Jan, 2013 5:27pm
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Hostility to the European Union is mainly an English thing, writes Gwynne Dyer, but that matters a lot in the United Kingdom, where 55 million of the kingdom's 65 million people live in England.

Gwynne Dyer: Gale-force wind of change shoves climate on to Obama's agenda

  • 9 Nov, 2012 5:30am
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  • 24 Oct, 2012 5:30am
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The pressure to cut greenhouse gas emissions will grow as the temperature rises, writes Gwynne Dyer, and the desire for "energy independence" will only get stronger as oil prices rise.
  • 22 Oct, 2012 5:30am
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This month is the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, so we're going to hear a great deal about the weeks when the world almost died, writes Gwynne Dyer.

2011: World stories that defined a year

  • 31 Dec, 2011 6:00am
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Gwynne Dyer looks back at 2011's global events, from the Arab Spring to the euro crisis and climate change.

Gwynne Dyer: Euro bailout won't stave off default by Greece

  • 9 Nov, 2011 5:30am
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Many fear a Greek default could take the euro down with it, so there have been frantic EU attempts to cobble together some financial aid package that could keep Greece solvent.