Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer

Ukraine: The third revolution

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...

The ‘People’s Republic of Amnesia’

The ‘People’s Republic of Amnesia’

Thursday, 06 June 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

Communist dictatorship survived in China while it peacefully expired in Russia. It still looks solid even today: Xi Jinping effectively declared himself President-for-life. But communist rule in China has now reached the magic age of 70. Is it immortal? Probably not Another of the five-yearly anniversaries has rolled around and it’s...

Mad dog of Middle East

Monday, 03 June 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

If Haftar becomes the dictator of Libya, he will not only fulfil his dream but the country will get a chance to rebuild itself into a competent welfare state The ‘mad dog of the Middle East’, as Ronald Reagan once called Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, is on the brink of achieving...

EU elections and consequences

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

The EU election was treated by almost all British voters as an informal referendum on Brexit and it’s now clear what would happen in a real one The best way to describe what just happened in the European Union (EU) elections is to say that the choices are getting clearer...

Iranian war is unwinnable

Thursday, 23 May 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

A confrontation between Iran and the US will be a high-speed replay of the Vietnam war and the latter will lose again. It really is the stupidest idea After a long debate, the highest levels of the military could not forecast a way in which things would end favourably for...

Great powers, endless wars

Monday, 20 May 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

The great power mania infects almost everybody. The US is no exception. But if a nation remains so for long, eventually it becomes insane Great nations do not fight endless wars,” said US President Donald Trump in his State of the Union speech last February, but he was wrong. That’s...

Happy ending to a war? No chance

Thursday, 16 May 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

Trump must realise that an attack on Iran will bring huge death and destruction not only to Iranians but neighbouring areas as well US President Donald Trump is well-known for his desire to cut American military commitments overseas. Indeed, it is one of his most attractive characteristics. But his attention span...

Trade row precursor to another low

Trade row precursor to another low

Monday, 13 May 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

Amid a vicious circle of mistrust between the US and China, what is quite likely to happen is that the latter will slide into a huge recession, dragging the rest of the world behind it. Maybe not as bad as 2008 but very bad and probably very long US President Donald...

State Editions

Youth's body found hanging from tree

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Gang busted, 2 criminals arrested

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Plantation drive with Miyawaki technique

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Inbrief

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

EndGame Dhoni?

21 July 2019 | Akshay Lokapally | Agenda

Decoding mystical maya

21 July 2019 | Radhanath Swami Maharaj | Agenda

Negativity can be curbed

21 July 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Guru helps one become self-empowered

21 July 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime : ‘I’m not good at making retarded films’

21 July 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Story on a string

21 July 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer