Gwynne Dyer

Even the developed countries will have trouble feeding themselves

If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, so they say, it will hop right out again.

End of the Arab spring?

If the people in charge of the various opposition parties in Egypt had any strategic vision, they would not have launched

‘If we are going to sin, we must sin quietly’

Sir Eric Griffith-Jones, the attorney-general in the British colony of Kenya at the time of the Mau Mau rebellion, was a sensitive soul

Drums along the Nile signals changing landscape

Beware the open mike. On Tuesday Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi summoned senior politicians of all parties to discuss

What drives Shinzo Abe as he strives for power

Shinzo Abe, now six months into his second try at being prime minister of Japan, is a puzzling man.

It might soon take even longer to board planes

The story so far: Cody Wilson, who describes himself as a “cryptoanarchist” and almost certainly wears a Second Amendment belt

The battle for Burma …

Transition from long-lasting tyranny to democracy is particularly tricky in ethnically complicated countries

‘We really don’t need to see such a war again’

The U.S.-South Korean military exercises will continue until the end of this month

Looking at Iraq … 10 years later

Why did George W. Bush choose March 19, 2003, to invade Iraq, rather than some day in May, or July, or never?

Carbon tax … the Chinese are frightened

Last week’s announcement by China’s Ministry of Finance that the country will introduce a carbon tax

Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute simmers into potentially another Falklands

Chinese survey vessels go into the waters around the disputed islands and Japanese patrol ships tail them much too closely.

‘It has turned into a real war’

Last Friday, France sent a squadron of fighterbombers to the West African country to stop the Islamist fighters from taking the capital.

‘Russia is a country of great democracy,’ says French actor

It’s as if Paul Newman and Jane Fonda had fled the U.S. in protest at something or other — they were always protesting

Americans ‘kept their weapons — they also kept their old attitudes’

Here’s an interesting statistic: the second-highest rate of gun ownership in the world is in Yemen

Temper enthusiasm for fuel-from-air approach

Stockton-on-Tees, a small city in northeastern England, has only one claim to fame

Blasphemy in Pakistan

It was a welcome change from the usual dreary story: a Christian or a Hindu Pakistani accused of blasphemy on flimsy grounds

Arctic Sea ice and climate: … the ‘unknown unknown’

It’s no surprise that we will have a record minimum of ice cover in the Arctic Ocean at the end of this summer melt season.

Climate change: The last resort

It may seem premature to talk about last-ditch measures to deal with…

Today Belgium, tomorrow the European Union

Bart de Wever, the Flemish politician who promises the “evolutionary evaporation” of…

Israel and the Aid Flotilla: Worse than a crime

The remark was originally made about Napoleon’s decision to kidnap the Duc…