Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer

No massacre, no famine, just change in trade routes

No massacre, no famine, just change in trade routes

Monday, 28 November 2022 | Gwynne Dyer

Trade and climate had turned against Greenland Norse, so they most likely just moved back to Iceland, or even to Norway If the 20th century AD were dated at the same resolution as the 20th century BC, the two World Wars would be indistinguishable in time; and the Montgomery Bus Strike...

Boris Johnson fell not because of his stupid lies

Boris Johnson fell not because of his stupid lies

Saturday, 09 July 2022 | Gwynne Dyer

He lies frequently, and he clearly has the sociopath’s ability to sincerely believe his own lie as soon as he says it “The sinking ship has left the rat,” said Keir Starmer, leader of Britain’s Labour Party, as the ruling Conservative Party forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign as party...

Bizarre Cuban Missile Crisis redux in Nicaragua

Thursday, 07 July 2022 | Gwynne Dyer

Nowadays, both Russia and the United States have ample weapons that they can fire at each other from their homelands It was a piece of news so obscure and implausible that I missed it when it first surfaced last month. The news was that the Russians are going to put hypersonic...

Israel: All turbulence in politics is about Netanyahu

Israel: All turbulence in politics is about Netanyahu

Monday, 27 June 2022 | Gwynne Dyer

Netanyahu or Bibi is the standard-holder for the Jews who favour a bigger country but without citizenship to Palestinian Arabs There was a rare moment of grace in Israeli politics last Monday, as Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced they would dissolve their extraordinary coalition and pitched...

South Africa: Anti-graft Prez faces scam charges

South Africa: Anti-graft Prez faces scam charges

Thursday, 23 June 2022 | Gwynne Dyer

A politically-linked former spy hurled some not-very-convincing charges at President Ramaphosa, ruining latter’s name Once upon a time (about four years ago) Cyril Ramaphosa was seen as South Africa’s last, best hope. Since the end of Apartheid in 1994, the leadership of the country’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) had passed...

US helps Ukraine but ensures war doesn’t go nuclear

US helps Ukraine but ensures war doesn’t go nuclear

Monday, 20 June 2022 | Gwynne Dyer

President Joe Biden’s prime duty is to keep the United States safe, not to put the Ukrainian border back where it used to be How would we know if the United States is deliberately starving Ukraine of weapons in order to force it into a compromise peace settlement that leaves some...

Latin America’s pink tide may reach Colombia

Latin America’s pink tide may reach Colombia

Thursday, 16 June 2022 | Gwynne Dyer

Pink tide denotes rise of social democrats in contradistinction with ‘red tide’ of Communist and other hard-left militants Corruption isn't fought with slogans on TikTok,” complained veteran Colombian presidential candidate Gustavo Petro. But social media can win elections, and a Rightwing dark horse called Rodolfo Hernández, who calls himself the ‘King...

Boris Johnson averts crisis but still in unsafe zone

Boris Johnson averts crisis but still in unsafe zone

Friday, 10 June 2022 | Gwynne Dyer

The public has turned against him; the Labour Party has been leading the Conservatives in opinion polls Cad.’ ‘Scoundrel.’ ‘Rotter.’ The words that members of the British public used to describe Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the aftermath of last weekend’s failed attempt by parliamentary members of his own Conservative Party...

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