Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer

An exaggerated Clampdown

An exaggerated Clampdown

Saturday, 24 October 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

The youth in the streets of Lagos may not realise that their rebellion could endanger a corrupt system, but those who benefit from it certainly do The young Nigerians who were protesting at Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos recently were not the African touring company of Les Misérables. Lekki is one...

October surprise awaits the US?

Monday, 10 August 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

Maybe Trump will arrange the premature certification of a COVID-19 vaccine, so he can roll it out just before the Nov 3 election An “October Surprise” in the US is now almost inevitable, because that will be US President Donald Trump’s last chance to get re-elected legitimately. Trump might try to...

Of slavery and history

Tuesday, 04 August 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

Judging people for the past is a distraction from the business at hand, which is to clear up the ghastly heritage of racism that slavery has left Assessing the people of America’s past by today’s standards would compel us to cast the majority of our heroes as villains.” That seemed to...

No buyers for a new Cold War plan

Monday, 27 July 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

None of America’s allies believe that China is a threat grave enough to justify a 40-year military confrontation. Or even a five-year one Is there going to be a new Cold War with China? Probably not. Consider the case of Huawei. Mike Pompeo swept into London on Tuesday like an overweight...

Some hope for the planet

Thursday, 23 July 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

According to latest population predictions, global population in 2100 will be only 8.8 billion. That’s just one billion more than now If you wanted evidence that reasonably competent government — not great, not corruption-free, just not awful — produces good results in the end, here it is. Back in 1971, when...

Can Britain keep its word?

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

It would be nice if the UK could give citizenship to three million Hong Kongers with BNO status. But it would also be quite surprising We will grant BNOs five years’ limited leave to remain (in the United Kingdom), with the right to work or study,” British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab...

The politics of sanctions doesn’t work

Friday, 26 June 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

Out of 116 cases of global sanctions being imposed during the 20th century, in only six cases did the target Govt yield to demands Last week, the US imposed new sanctions on Syria. This is part of a “sustained campaign of economic and political pressure” to end the nine-year war by...

A new work module

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

The four-day week is an idea whose time may have come but it is not a magic bullet. Companies don’t hire more people just to spread the work around As countries in Europe and North America emerge from the lockdown and try to rebuild devastated economies, the great concern is of...

State Editions

Covid-19 cases on  decline in State

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

IN BRIEF

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

Lalu likely to sacrifice goats to please Goddess Durga

25 October 2020 | VIJAY DEO JHA | Ranchi

Congress intensifies poll campaign in Bermo

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

JD(U) joins hands with  BJP for by-election

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

Dussehra of Kulasekaranpatinam, Tuticorin

25 October 2020 | Experts | Agenda

The Return of Delhi Smog

25 October 2020 | Sonal Shukla | Agenda

Astroturf: Season of empowerment

25 October 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Dauntless picks

25 October 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘It’s a matter of perception on how to value artwork’

25 October 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

‘I shifted to NY to explore international music’

25 October 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer