Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years, but he was originally trained as an historian. Born in Newfoundland, he received degrees from Canadian, American and British universities. His latest book, "Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats", was published in the United States by Oneworld.

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Friday, November 28, 2014 - 10:30am
How Western Intervention Fuels 'Terrorism'
"We will not be cowed by these sick terrorists," said British Prime Minister David Cameron after ISIS produced a grisly video of the mass beheading of Syrian captives by foreign jihadis who allegedly included British fighters. "We will not be intimidated," said Canadian Prime Minister Stephen...
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 8:11am
Ukraine: Yanukovych’s Last Throw?
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Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 11:15am
Playing Chicken in the East China Sea
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Monday, November 25, 2013 - 3:42pm
Iran and the US: Neither Blind Nor Stupid
“We are not blind, and I don’t think we are stupid,” said US Secretary of State John Kerry in response to fierce Israeli criticism after the first round of talks about Iran’s nuclear programme earlier this month failed to reach a deal. Now the deal is done, and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is even harsher in his condemnation of Kerry’s handiwork.
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Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 11:22am
Typhoon Haiyan: 'Early Warning System'
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 1:25pm
Syria: An Unexpected Rabbit
When someone pulls a rabbit out of a hat, it’s natural to be suspicious. Magicians are professionals in deceit – and so are diplomats. But sometimes the rabbit is real.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 12:14pm
Poison Gas and Red Lines
Fool me once, shame on you. (The Taliban regime in Afghanistan helped al-Qaeda to plan 9/11. We must invade.) Fool me twice, shame on me. (Saddam Hussein is building weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. We must invade.) But fool me three times... (The Syrian regime is using poison gas against the rebels. We must help them with arms supplies.) There’s nothing left to say, is there?
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Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 11:54am
A Bank Robbery in Cyprus
Could a failed bank robbery in Cyprus cause the collapse of the euro?
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Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 1:32pm
Natural Gas Fables and Energy Independence Myths
Which of the following statements is true? The United States now has a 100-year supply of natural gas, thanks to the miracle of shale gas. By 2017 it will once again be the world’s biggest oil producer. By 2035 it will be entirely “energy-independent”, and free in particular from its reliance on Middle Eastern oil.
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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 4:14pm
Morsi Goes Too Far
"There is no middle ground, no dialogue before (Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi) rescinds this declaration,” said pro-democracy advocate and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed ElBaradei. “There is no room for dialogue when a dictator imposes the most oppressive, abhorrent measures and then says ‘let us split the difference’.”
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