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    Migrants: The borders are closing

    Oped, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 21/06/2018

    » There are actually fewer migrants crossing the Mediterranean and landing in European Union countries this year than in any other recent year: only 37,000 so far, although the flow will increase with good summer weather. But they are nevertheless the "last straw" as far as some EU countries are concerned. Patience is running out.

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    After reaching a peak, the only way for Russia is down

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 29/03/2017

    » The crowds of protesters in Moscow and other Russian cities were far bigger the last time, in 2011-2012. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was so intoxicated by the forty or fifty thousand citizens who demonstrated in Moscow against Vladimir Putin's rule that he boasted: "I see enough people here to take the Kremlin ... right now, but we are peaceful people and won't do that just yet."

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    Property in Iraq fuelled by dirty money

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 04/05/2016

    » Property prices in central Baghdad are as high as London's, even though Iraq's national income is down by 70% since the collapse in the oil price. Islamic State's (IS) bombs regularly devastate parts of the capital, and still the real estate market booms. Why?

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    Saudi Arabia's risky gamble is driving the oil downturn

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 20/02/2016

    » ‘The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent,” said John Maynard Keynes (or maybe it wasn’t him, but no matter). At any rate, that was the eternal verity the Saudi Arabians were counting on when they decided to let oil production rip — and the oil price collapse — in late 2014.

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