Profile of Gwynne Dyer

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  • Syria: Last Chance Saloon

    Even so, Islamic State is not going to take much more of Iraq. What it doesn’t already hold is either Shia or just not Arab at all (Kurdistan), ...

  • Burundi and term limits

    “I hope they won’t kill us,”said the coup leader, Major-Gen. Godefroid Niyombare. But like much else in Burundi, that remains up in the ...

  • More knee-jerk reactions to terrorism

    Last week, the French government passed a new bill through the National Assembly that vastly expanded the powers of the country’s intelligence ...

  • India’s nipping at China’s heels

    People even talk about the 21st century as “China’s century,” just as they called the 20th century the American Century. But it may turn out to ...

  • Name that terrorist group

    So here’s a guide you can stick on your wall.In the beginning there was al-Qaida, starting in about 1989. There were lots of other terrorist ...

  • Half a Titanic and very few care

    That’s what happened last weekend off the Libyan coast, where a boat filled with at least 700 refugees overturned when the people aboard spotted ...

  • Killer Robots are coming

    “Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems” is a much classier name, and the acronym is even better: LAWS. So, the international conference that opened ...

  • Economic forecast has a few surprises

    But you still can’t resist wondering when the Chinese economy will be bigger than the U.S. economy — or the Brazilian bigger than the British, or ...

  • Shouting out to the cosmos

    It implicitly assumes that somehow, if your science is really advanced, then interstellar travel is possible. I like it because I hate the ...

  • Yemen: unintended consequences

    Most other countries find that hard to believe, but even if the Sunni countries are right, wars often have unintended consequences. This military ...