Profile of Gwynne Dyer

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  • Goodbye, Schengen

    The European Union — 28 countries and 500 million people — is not really going to disappear just because it cannot agree on how to deal with one ...

  • Peace in Syria? Not anytime soon

    Islamic State will certainly not be invited, and the UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has not yet revealed whether he has invited ...

  • Five years after the Arab Spring

    In an Arab world where satellite television broadcasts and social media had effectively destroyed the power of the censors, practically everybody ...

  • Angela Merkel and the attacks in Cologne

    In the case of the CDU, at least, they were dead wrong. At the party’s annual congress on Dec. 15, Merkel’s speech — in which she did not retreat ...

  • The Islamic wars of religion

    The next day, an angry crowd of Iranians — all Shia Muslims, of course — attacked the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran. And Iran’s Supreme Leader, ...

  • Whac-A-Mole sexual slavery

    Last week, we had the long-overdue full apology by the Japanese government for the enslavement of up to 200,000 young “comfort women” from ...

  • Syria: not peace, but perhaps a ceasefire

    He spent almost a decade killing American occupation troops and Shia civilians in Iraq as a loyal member of the Sunni extremist organization that ...

  • Climate change: cheers and fears

    The biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, China and the United States, are finally on board. There is real money on the table to help poor ...

  • This is far from World War Three

    But this time Obama spoke from the Oval Office. He’s only done that twice before, about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the end of combat ...

  • Maldives: where politics trumps climate change

    “This is what will happen to the Maldives if climate change is not checked,” he told the cameras as the fish swam past him. (Well, not exactly ...