Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer

Monkeypox is no pandemic, not as deadly as Covid

Monkeypox is no pandemic, not as deadly as Covid

Wednesday, 27 July 2022 | Gwynne Dyer

But there will be much worse pandemics coming down the road in the future, and the world needs to be better prepared Monkeypox is very unpleasant and it spreads very fast, but it's not a real killer: 16,000 cases in 75 countries in just a couple of months is impressive, but...

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...

How to stop  sea level rise

How to stop sea level rise

Saturday, 04 June 2022 | Gwynne Dyer

The problem is actually smaller than it seems Ninety per cent of ice flowing to the sea from the Antarctic ice sheet, and about half of that lost from Greenland, travels in narrow, fast ice streams measuring tens of kilometres or less across. Stemming the largest flows would allow the ice sheets...

Taiwan: The Codger Misspeaks Again - or Does He?

Taiwan: The Codger Misspeaks Again - or Does He?

Saturday, 28 May 2022 | Gwynne Dyer

Joe Biden did not actually promise to commit American forces to defend Taiwan against a Chinese invasion Well, my dear, we didn’t know where to look. The old codger was getting away with it again, fielding the questions like a man only nine-tenths of his age, and then somebody asked him...

Russia will not disappear soon

Russia will not disappear soon

Tuesday, 24 May 2022 | Gwynne Dyer

Russian President Vladimir Putin will almost certainly not be in power three years from now. The war he foolishly began in Ukraine has fatally undermined his political credibility among the Russian elite (and among a large though mostly silent part of the population). One way  or another, he will be replaced. He...

Farewell neutrality: Sweden and Finland

Farewell neutrality: Sweden and Finland

Friday, 20 May 2022 | Gwynne Dyer

Both are very much in the same position as Ukraine militarily It’s easy to imagine Vladimir Putin coming into the shop marked ‘Sweden’, breaking some fine china accidentally on purpose, and growling: ‘Nice little shop you’ve got here. It would be a pity if something happened to it.’ But Sweden is...

State Editions

Floods wreak havoc in Jajpur

17 August 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Daleighai flows above danger mark

17 August 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Flood threat: K’pada admn on its toes

17 August 2022 | RAJESH BEHERA | Bhubaneswar

Youth hacked by miscreants in city

17 August 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Odia girl Saina WIM title winner

17 August 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Book on Integrated Legal Monitoring unveiled

17 August 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

talktime | ‘I am working to step out of my comfort zone’

14 August 2022 | SUPRIYA RAMESH | Sunday Pioneer

Master Strokes ‘22

14 August 2022 | Pioneeer | Sunday Pioneer

Making a mark

14 August 2022 | SONALI CHAUDHARI | Sunday Pioneer

Read a lot, knowledge never goes waste: Faraaz Kazi

14 August 2022 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

Chick flick New York Se Miami is a fun watch

14 August 2022 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

Be the best version of yourself: Dr Amit Talukdar

14 August 2022 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer