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Gwynne Dyer: Half a loaf spread with compromise can still taste bitter
Those lamenting the election of Tshitsekedi accept that it's probably the least bad option
Gwynne Dyer: Game of chicken as May faces long odds
British Prime Minister Theresa May doesn't convince as a suicide bomber.
Gwynne Dyer: Kurds disposable as Trump pulls troops out of Syria
Would the Syrian Kurds rather be conquered by the Turks or by Assad?
Gwynne Dyer: Theories abound as Earth runs the gauntlet of survival
It's looking good for the existence of life elsewhere in the universe.
Foundation of lies laid for Trump adventure in Middle East
US propaganda sees one stray missile turn into invasion threat
Gwynne Dyer: Climate change politics will get ugly
The US may be ordered to close down the Mexican border completely within 20 years.
Gwynne Dyer: Universal healthcare is better, no contest
Universal health care is a no-brainer
Gwynne Dyer: Nepotism ends dynastic rule in South Korea
COMMENT: Park Geun-hye has 15 months left of her five-year term, but she is finished politically, and that just feels sad.
Gwynne Dyer: Why deal to stem the flood of refugees will fail dismally
COMMENT: The only way to seal a frontier is to kill people who try to cross it illegally. The Iron Curtain worked pretty well, for example.
Gwynne Dyer: President Obama leaves big shoes to fill
COMMENT: If the US Congress had not imposed a two-term limit on the presidency in 1947, Barack Obama would be a safe bet for a third term next November.
Gwynne Dyer: Xi's Mao-like personality cult defence against coming storm
COMMENT: The man who is taking charge of everything, President Xi Jinping, is now turning into the first one-man regime since Deng Xiaoping in the 1980s.
Gwynne Dyer: Three miracles needed to keep Greece in EU
After the IMF took part in the 2010 bail-out it was deeply embarrassed. It had broken its own rules, and found it hard to admit it, writes Gwynne Dyer.
Gwynne Dyer: Stalemate the best option for Ukraine dilemma
What drives Putin is a grab-bag of emotional motives. His man in Kiev got overthrown, and he doesn't like to lose face, writes Gwynne Dyer.
Gwynne Dyer: A good idea, Mr President ... but it won't work
Here are four reasons why President Barack Obama's decision last week to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba was a good idea.
Gwynne Dyer: Rebels had reason to unleash poison gas
Why would anyone believe Seymour Hersh?
Gwynne Dyer: Tyrants face the music with little to fear
'I prefer death to surrender," said Pakistan's former military dictator, Pervez Musharraf, on April 1 to the special court that is trying him on five counts of high treason.
Gwynne Dyer: Ukraine needs cash and careful handling
The Yanukovych era is finished; the former president will not make another comeback, writes Gwynne Dyer. He has killed too many people.
Gwynne Dyer: Bloody toll leaves Ukraine's president no choice
When a Government announces an "anti-terror operation", that generally means it has decided to kill some people.
Gwynne Dyer: Extreme weather a little payback for temperate emitters
The standard climate change predictions said people in the tropics and the sub-tropics would be badly hurt by global warming.
Gwynne Dyer: Snowden's mission: helping us control the spies
It's always dangerous to declare "mission accomplished". Former US president George W. Bush did it weeks after he invaded Iraq, and it will be quoted in history books a century hence as proof of his arrogance and his ignorance.
Gwynne Dyer: North Korean turmoil will have China and US on edge
Purges in Communist states have rarely stopped with the execution of one senior party member.
Gwynne Dyer: China and Japan playing risky game of chicken
Since China declared an "Air Defence Identification Zone" (ADIZ) that covers the disputed islands called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese.
Gwynne Dyer: India's Mars trip as vain as the rest
The Curse of Mars also applies to Asian countries, writes Gwynne Dyer. About two-thirds of the attempted missions to Mars have failed, many of them even before leaving Earth's orbit.
Gwynne Dyer: Republican hardliners calling the shots
Eighty per cent of the Republicans in the House of Representatives don't have to worry about what the general public thinks, writes Gwynne Dyer.
Gwynne Dyer: Greek raid lesson from Germany's past
Two governments did bold, brave things last week. One of them quit and called a new election even though it had a viable majority in Parliament.
Gwynne Dyer: Use law to stop rape being an African problem
Last May, with considerable trepidation, I wrote an article about what seemed to be extraordinarily high rates of rape in Africa.
Gwynne Dyer: Casual diplomacy produces unexpected rabbit
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: The secret's out - US spies are in the dark
Every step onward increases the scale and complexity of the computer systems, until they are too big and complex for any one person to understand, writes Gwynne Dyer.
Gwynne Dyer: Battle for stability will be long one
Gwynne Dyer asks, " What, if anything, should the rest of the world do about the tragedy in Egypt?"
Gwynne Dyer: Monogamy vs adultery - it's about survival of the species
Science writer Matt Ridley once described the human mating system as "monogamy plagued by adultery," which sounds a little judgmental.
Gwynne Dyer: Population growth simply unsustainable
The news on the population front sounds bad: birth rates are not dropping as fast as expected.
Gwynne Dyer: Nelson Mandela's South African legacy
As I write this, Nelson Mandela is still with us, writes Gwynne Dyer. "How will South Africa do without him? Wrong question. In practice, South Africa has been doing without him for more than a decade."
Gwynne Dyer: Ethiopian dam spells water woes for Egypt
Egypt depends utterly on irrigation water from the Nile to grow its food. Even now there is not enough and Egypt's population is still growing fast, writes Gwynne Dyer.
Gwynne Dyer: Deciphering the double speak on Syrian solutions and security
Sometimes, in diplomacy, a translator is not enough. You need a code-breaker.
Gwynne Dyer: Want a gun? Just go and photocopy one
Not everybody in the world, exactly, but at least everybody with $8000 to buy a 3D printer on e-Bay, or access to one of the 3D printing shops, writes Gwynne Dyer.
Gwynne Dyer: Weapon of mass destruction in many cupboards
George W. Bush wasn't lying about Iraq after all, and those of us who said that he was owe him an apology.
Gwynne Dyer: Culture of personal violence to blame
What has just happened in Sandy Hook, Connecticut is the seventh massacre this year in which four or more people were killed by a lone gunman, writes Gwynne Dyer.
Gwynne Dyer: Scotland's bid for independence just a lot of hot air
The Scots, the Catalans and the Basques tend to see themselves as victims, but nobody else does, writes Gwynne Dyer.