Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer

The mystery of drone strikes

The mystery of drone strikes

Thursday, 19 September 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

Though Pompeo blamed Iran for the attacks on Saudi oil, Trump doesn’t want a full-scale war with it and neither does the kingdom US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dismissed the Houthi claim that the Yemeni rebel group had carried out Saturday’s strike on two huge Saudi Arabian oil processing facilities....

Hong Kong: It's purely symbolic

Tuesday, 06 August 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

So far the people have done well to send the right message to Beijing by playing the balancing act. But it’s now time for them to stop The anti-Government demonstrations in Hong Kong are now eight weeks old and still going strong but the level of violence is rising. A lot...

Bug-eyed monster issue

Thursday, 01 August 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

We need to have an international discussion about whether we should make our existence known should the SETI research yield a positive result There is absolutely no procedure enshrined in international law to respond to a signal from an alien civilisation,” said Martin Dominik, an astronomer at the University of St...

The last PM of a ‘united’ kingdom?

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

The British are living in interesting times. Their Government, now headed by Boris Johnson, is hell-bent to drag the UK out of the EU It has been suggested that Boris Johnson (who became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom yesterday) is what you would get if US President Donald Trump...

Ukraine: The third revolution

Friday, 19 July 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

Volodymyr Zelensky will once again stand the test of Parliament. Right or wrong, most Ukrainians believe that he is the real thing No promises, so no disappointments,” said Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky during the election campaign that made him the President last May. It was a daring, even cynical thing for a...

Refugee issue is for real

Refugee issue is for real

Friday, 12 July 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

The problem is not to do with war but poverty, dictatorial regimes and climate change. We may feel sorry for them but there is no legal duty to let them in Every once in a while, a photograph of a migrant’s tragic death (usually that of a child) catches the public’s...

Dysfunctional and divided

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

The hawks in the White House probably know that Iran is too proud to crumble but they don’t care because they actually want a war Iran has “begun its march...towards nuclear weaponry,” said Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz and that is technically correct. Only one year and 60 days after President...

Not just a late monsoon

Monday, 01 July 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

Food production is falling, people are dying, massive water refugees are moving and unfortunately, it’s only going to get worse The monsoon rains are finally arriving in central and northern India but they are two weeks late. It started raining in Mumbai last week and it should be raining in Delhi...

State Editions

Guv recommends Gundecha brothers for Tagore Cultural Harmony Award

21 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

RMNH to celebrate its 22nd anniv on Sep 29

21 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

‘State Govt will take complete care of tribals’ interests’’

21 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Over 250 join in ‘Women Help Desk’ awareness drive

21 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Vehicle lifters’ gang busted, vehicles worth Rs 7.5L seized

21 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Sunday Edition

The bare necessities Simple ideas that matter

15 September 2019 | Tim de Ridder | Agenda

Heal self For a better world

15 September 2019 | Sant Rajinder Singh | Agenda

Correct your self-image

15 September 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Watch over your karma

15 September 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘I felt like an actor after doing LSD’

15 September 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Pickle me pink

15 September 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer