Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer

Saudi Game  of Thrones

Saudi Game of Thrones

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

Muhammad bin Salman has many options at hand to save himself. He is likely to stay in power, perhaps to the ultimate ruin of the country he rules Now is the moment of maximum danger for Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MbS). He has weathered the...

Khashoggi death: Worse than a crime

Khashoggi death: Worse than a crime

Thursday, 18 October 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

The killing of the Saudi journalist was definitely a blunder. Mohammed bin Salman thinks he can make foreigners shut up but his very own family can probably bring him down If Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), did really send a hit team to Turkey to...

New chapter in Iraqi leadership

Monday, 08 October 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

Corruption in Iraq is a system, not a series of individual crimes, and the beneficiaries of the system will fight tooth and nail to preserve it Fifteen years after George W Bush invaded Iraq to destroy Saddam Hussein’s imaginary ‘weapons of mass destruction’, what have the Iraqis got to show for...

Life exists but will our civilisation survive?

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

High-energy technological civilisations successfully pass through energy-environment bottleneck. But not many do so without suffering major losses The universe is a pretty big place, as Carl Sagan once remarked. “If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.” The Drake Equation is gradually filling out, and it’s looking good...

Thirty minutes in Salisbury and two Russians

Thirty minutes in Salisbury and two Russians

Thursday, 20 September 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

The clumsy and self-defeating actions of the Russian Government, asking the two Salisbury poisoning suspects to explain their brief trip to the public, are indicators of how far the rot in Putin’s regime has gone Salisbury is a nice old English town with a fine cathedral, only an hour and a...

A global standard for human rights?

Friday, 14 September 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

Is there such a thing as global culture? Consider gay rights. It belongs to the same category of social innovation as the end of slavery and rise of feminism The Indian Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality on September 6. Last April, a court in Trinidad and Tobago found colonial-era laws banning gay...

No more Palestinian refugees

Saturday, 08 September 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

Donald Trump’s efforts to erase Palestinian people have a serious flaw. They may be hungry but probably not hungry enough to surrender unconditionally Who said this? “The weak crumble, are slaughtered and are erased from history while the strong, for good or for ill, survive. The strong are respected, and alliances...

High seas need to get fishy again

High seas need to get fishy again

Monday, 03 September 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

A high-seas treaty cannot repair the oceans that are already badly damaged but offers a real possibility of providing a large safe haven for the fish population to recover, at least for a while Nobody loves the United Nations. It’s a bureaucracy, and its job is to make rules. But where...

Sunday Edition

Full support to UP police: Gen Rawat

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Will win at least 140 seats in MP: BJP

09 December 2018 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Indian Navy ship seizes arms, ammunition off Somali coast

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

New Delhi:

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Yogi trying to derail probe in Bulandshahr violence: Congress

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer