Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer

Collateral damage of political paranoia

Collateral damage of political paranoia

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

All these shoot-downs of civilian jets by trigger-happy militaries around the world are fundamentally a political phenomenon, not a technical malfunction or mere human error One of the main causes of death of airline passengers in recent decades is being shot down by somebody’s military. Not the very biggest, of course:...

Who is the winner?

Thursday, 31 October 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

The truth is that Russia has won the prize in Middle East politics but the reward is a can of worms The death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi serves as a symbolic full stop to the many civil wars that have engulfed Syria in the last eight years, although Baghdadi...

More to this than meets the eye

Saturday, 19 October 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

The Turkish-Syrian border drama could have been masterminded by Russia to get USA out and restore the Assad Govt’s control over eastern Syria Russia and its Syrian ally Bashar al-Assad win, the Kurds lose, and the United States (US) leaves in disgrace. It has been a hectic few days on the...

Time to take the winnings and go

Monday, 07 October 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

Protesters in Hong Kong have won the withdrawal of the extradition law but their other demands will never be met by the Communist Party of China After the 17th consecutive weekend of increasingly violent protests in Hong Kong, the first protester was wounded by a live bullet last week. The 18-year-old...

Old Ottoman habits die hard

Old Ottoman habits die hard

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

The Turkish President’s party lost control of all big cities in the last poll so it's time to beat the Kurds. This time it's going to be the Kurds, who live in northern Syria, just across the border from the Turkish ones The Ottoman Empire, like many of its Middle...

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....

The game is not over yet

Saturday, 14 September 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

It’s not time to give up on survival as yet. But we do need more time as it’s theoretically possible to hold the global temperature down Jonathan Franzen has finally seen the light. Unfortunately, it has blinded him. The distinguished American novelist and essayist wrote a piece in the current issue...

A political thug in blunderland

A political thug in blunderland

Monday, 09 September 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

Salvini, a hard-Right populist who thought he could force an early election and become Italy’s strongman by breaking up the coalition Government he served in, has publicly cut his own throat There is something very gratifying about watching a political thug get hoist with his own petard. Matteo Salvini, the hard-Right...

State Editions

MP wins a silver medal in swimming

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Five drug peddlers nabbed

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Women’s protest against CAA continues in Lko

21 January 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Pratishodh Ki Aag performed at Rangashri Little Ballet Troupe

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

BSP leader joins SP along with 200 supporters

21 January 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

Soleimani’s killing: A new chapter in US-Iran enmity

19 January 2020 | Yasir Ali Mirza | Agenda

Will Trump’s trial be an endgame?

19 January 2020 | Manan Dwivedi | Agenda

Weekly Natter

19 January 2020 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

Cheers to Italian luxury

19 January 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘TRPs have eaten up content’

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

The rapist is you

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer