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US being left behind in climate change fight
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US being left behind in climate change fight

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.

Onus on Muslim world to quash Isis sex slavery
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Onus on Muslim world to quash Isis sex slavery

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.

Why Turkey wanted to shoot a plane
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Why Turkey wanted to shoot a plane

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.

Gwynne Dyer: Burma's generals win again
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Gwynne Dyer: Burma's generals win again

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: Little Englanders on the march
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Gwynne Dyer: Little Englanders on the march

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: North Korea - a risk worth taking
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Gwynne Dyer: North Korea - a risk worth taking

If North Korea's new leader, Kim Jong Un, wanted to end the brutal and destructive tyranny his father and grandfather imposed on the country, he would need support from abroad.