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    No turning point in Brexit bedlam yet

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 13/07/2018

    » Even with Donald Trump scheduled for a brief visit to the United Kingdom this week amid massive protests, it's still "all Brexit, all of the time" in the sceptred isle -- and the long struggle over the nature of the deal that will define Britain's relationship with the European Union (EU) post-exit allegedly reached a turning point last weekend.

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    America's trade war with China risks disastrous end

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 06/07/2018

    » The United States could probably extract major concessions from China in a carefully managed confrontation on trading issues, because the Chinese don't want a trade war with their best export customer. But the US can't win the trade war that Donald Trump is planning to wage, and it kicks off today.

  • OPINION

    No universal health care is America's loss

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 05/07/2018

    » Nothing is perfect, and that definitely includes health care. On the 70th anniversary of the first full-coverage national health care system that is "free at the point of delivery", Britain's National Health Service, English people have been marching in the streets demanding better funding for the NHS, and Donald Trump naturally got the wrong end of the stick again.

  • OPINION

    Saudi Arabia is a populist dictatorship

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 27/06/2018

    » Joy and pride among Saudi women who are at last allowed to drive. Delight in the car dealerships that anticipate a lot of new business. And dismay in the families of the 1.4 million chauffeurs, almost all from South Asia, who have been earning around US$1,000 (32,960 baht) a month driving Saudi women around. But it will take a lot more than this to change Saudi Arabia.

  • OPINION

    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.

  • OPINION

    A summit win, or mere status quo?

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 14/06/2018

    » If the Singapore meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un had been a zero-sum game, then Trump definitely lost. But maybe it wasn't.

  • OPINION

    Trump delusional on free trade

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 12/06/2018

    » Halfway across the Pacific Ocean, US President Donald Trump heard the closing statements from the G7 summit in Quebec (which he had left early to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in Singapore).

  • OPINION

    Is it the end of the road for the Ortegas in Nicaragua?

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 02/06/2018

    » From the Ceausescus (overthrown and shot in 1989) to the Mugabes (removed in a non-violent military coup in 2017), husband-and-wife teams running authoritarian regimes seem to have a particularly high casualty rate. And now it may be the turn of the Nicaraguan team: President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice-President Rosario Murillo.

  • OPINION

    Ukraine's stagnant war back in focus

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 07/06/2018

    » Four years into a stalemated war, it takes something very big or very bizarre to get Ukraine back into the headlines. Even the news in April that the United States has started delivering lethal weapons (Javelin anti-tank missiles) to Ukraine didn't do the trick, but the non-assassination of Arkady Babchenko last week did just fine.

  • OPINION

    North Korea and the art of the deal

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 29/05/2018

    » The summit is on, it's off, it's sort of on again. It's amateur night every night at the White House, and the fate of the US-North Korean summit scheduled for Singapore on 12 June will be decided by the coin Donald Trump flips each day: heads three days in a row means "yes", tails three days in a row and the meeting stays cancelled.

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