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Gwynne Dyer

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World View: Might Russia use its 'tactical' nukes?

Putin started hinting heavily that he might use nuclear weapons if other countries intervened to prevent his conquest of Ukraine on the very first day of the war.
By Gwynne Dyer Sep. 2, 2022

Italy: The hard right nears power

Giorgia Meloni, the hard-right populist politician who is likely to win that election, rejects any comparison with that ugly past.
By Gwynne Dyer Sep. 23, 2022

World View: Is Putin bluffing about nukes?

Maybe he is just trading on that reputation now, and he really is bluffing this time, but there is no point in following him down that rabbit hole.
By Gwynne Dyer Sep. 30, 2022

World View: Where is everybody? The human speed limit

 As the warming proceeds and the world’s remaining ice melts, sea level rise is going to become a grave problem for every country with a coastline.
By Gwynne Dyer Oct. 7, 2022

Tigray, Ethiopia and other African wars

His thesis would be more convincing if most Yemenis and Afghans and almost all Syrians were not white.
By Gwynne Dyer Oct. 21, 2022

Iran: All options are bad

He may even believe that (he doesn’t get out much), but either way the die is cast. In order to overthrow the regime that the younger generation now reject, they will have to fight it.
By Gwynne Dyer Oct. 28, 2022

World View: Musk: The benign sociopath

Musk sort of realised that buying Twitter was a mistake after his initial enthusiasm died down
By Gwynne Dyer Nov. 4, 2022

World View: War: We are not children

The Pope means well, but he is barking up the wrong tree.
By Gwynne Dyer Nov. 11, 2022

China: The 30-year rule

However, this period lasts, on average, for about three decades and then growth falls back to the familiar old 2%-3% annually.
By Gwynne Dyer Nov. 18, 2022

COP27: A glass half full

So much for the philosophy. What actually happened at Sharm-al-Sheikh?
By Gwynne Dyer Nov. 25, 2022