It could be a year yet before the wars that have ravaged the greater Middle East since the American invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 finally die down, but it will come, writes columnist Gwynne Dyer.
The consensus among scientists is that the surface of the planet is not bombarded by hard radiation during the intervals when the Earth’s internally generated magnetic field all but disappears for a time.
How big a threat is this 'cell-based meat' to the traditional cattle industry? Big enough that the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association has petitioned the government to restrict the words 'meat' and 'beef' to products 'derived d
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyib Erdogan is much better informed than the American president and probably a lot smarter too, but he is just as impulsive, just as ruthless, just as much a bringer of chaos.
Theresa May’s deal is almost universally disliked. The Remainers hate it because they don’t want to leave the EU, and the Brexit hard-liners in her own party hate it because it keeps Britain too closely tied to the EU.
It is now effectively a one-party state in which around half the population hates and fears the ruling party. For now, the fear predominates. But the Awami League will stumble and the hate will be expressed in actions.
It just looks like the same brinkmanship that’s been going on for decades between China and Taiwan, but let just one player deviate from the script, and everybody would suddenly be in a new and very frightening world.
So is democracy coming to the Congo at last? Don’t count on it. The regime’s choice for a successor, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, is a close colleague of Kabila’s with no independent support base of his own.
Can we really expect that the relatively large cuts in GHGs promised in Paris at the 2015 summit will ever gain the public support necessary to make them happen? If not, then our current global civilization is doomed.
As the fantasies fade and reality bites, the members of House of Commons (of whom a majority always supported Remain, even if many hid their views in order to survive politically) have become an extraordinarily volatile.
The Russians are legally in the wrong, but they are going to win this one because Ukraine had almost no navy left and nobody wants a bigger war. Ukraine has imposed martial law in areas that border on Russia.
It’s now the 21st century, and there is no excuse for what the Burmese army has done: to understand all is NOT to forgive all. Neither is there any excuse for Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may go on for a while, despite the disaster of his military intervention in Yemen, his fruitless blockade of Qatar, and even this ugly murder. He wouldn’t be the only killer in power.
Demographic panic in countries like Hungary finds its political expression in a paranoid fear that the country's dwindling population will be overrun by immigrants with a radically different culture, particularly refugee
Until the major parties can acknowledge that it is the computers that are killing the jobs and that it probably can’t be stopped, the anger will continue to grow. You can’t begin to fix the problem until you understand it.
And if the U.K. crashes out of the EU without a deal, the ratings agency Standard and Poor’s predicted on Oct. 30, unemployment in the U.K. will almost double, house prices will fall by ten per cent in two years, and the
Zimbabwe was once a prosperous country. If it could just inspire enough confidence in foreign investors and get control over its huge foreign debts it could start to climb out of the deep hole Mugabe left it in.
If you don’t go into the feedbacks, then you can’t talk about runaway warming, and going to 4, 5 or 6 degrees C higher average global temperature, and hundreds of millions or billions of deaths, writes Gywnne Dyer.
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