Home Page News Opinion Foreign Policy Politics Policy Legislation Lobbying Hill Life & People Hill Climbers Heard On The Hill Calendar Archives Classifieds
Hill Times Events Inside Ottawa Directory Hill Times Store Hill Times Careers The Wire Report The Lobby Monitor Parliament Now
Subscribe Reuse & Permissions Advertising FAQ
Contact UsLog In
Stories by Gwynne Dyer

Russia does itself no favours as it tries to sell Sputnik V vaccine

Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
There is a weird but widespread custom, especially prevalent among Russian bureaucrats and three-year-olds, in which you aggressively deny the plain truth even while you and your listener are both looking at it.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Apart from Britain and Scandinavia, there was hardly a country in Europe that didn’t get a visit from Napoleon’s armies.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
The Holocaust of the European Jews committed by the Nazis was the event that gave the word 'genocide' global currency.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
The pandemic is probably going to end the political career of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s egregious president.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
We will need new strategies and new technologies to contain the damage, but first—how can we know for sure that we will go through 1.5 degrees C by 2035, or possibly even by 2030?
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
'Justice' could have been delivered by a single assassin or one mass bombing raid on the camp of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda’s leader, tucked away deep in the Afghan hills.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
That’s how he got a Brexit deal signed with the EU—but to postpone a revolt against that border by ‘Loyalists’ (Northern Irish Protestants), he simply lied and said it wouldn’t operate as a border.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Can I defend Abiy Ahmed too? I understand how difficult his situation was, and all the other separatist pressures in Ethiopia, and the fact that he started out as a child soldier, but no, I can’t.
Author
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
On a better-run planet, the U.S. special envoy for Iran, Rob Malloy, would just declare that all the U.S. sanctions on Iran wrongly put in place by the discredited previous administration are cancelled as of today.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Federalism is the only solution that could bring long-term peace and unity to Burma, but the Tatmadaw would die in a ditch to prevent it.
Each industry accounts for about three per cent of total emissions of human origin. They are both growing fast, and they are both very hard nuts to crack.
The centre of gravity of Israeli politics has been drifting rightward for decades, probably as a result of ruling over a large disenfranchised population in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
The U.S. sanctions can go on forever at no cost to the United States, while American politicians feel virtuous and Syrians suffer, but there is a way to end this.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
But there is no need for this Quad alliance. It's a waste of time and resources, and (given nuclear weapons with many triggers) an unnecessary risk.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
The U.S. and its equally befuddled NATO allies stayed and stayed, finding an ever-changing array of reasons for chasing an ever-receding victory.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
If I were world dictator, I would immediately place Brazil under total quarantine: nobody gets in, nobody comes out.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Before retreating, Amnesty explicitly said that it knew about his past statements but considered them 'not relevant' because of his political plight.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
MBS is frightening, but he’s really not very bright. And a Saudi leader who the U.S. president won’t even talk to does not have a brilliant future.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
The ‘loose’ cultures on average had five times the infection rate of the ‘tight’ ones, and eight times the death rate.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
This suggests that the pattern is getting stronger—and the latitudes where the loops are stalling include most of the major ‘breadbasket’ regions of the northern hemisphere. If we’re looking at a future of synchronized crop-killing droughts and heatwaves in those regions, world food production is in big trouble.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Now the UN is getting involved: the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has said it will soon question the United Arab Emirates about Princess Latifa.
To people elsewhere, it sounds like a bunch of early 20th-century Englishmen in wing collars declaring that 'the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.'
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
So the first priority for the sane wing of the Republicans must be to provoke a split as soon as possible—and make sure that it looks like the Trumpites who are to blame.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
What happens now? Probably a new president and commander-in-chief to replace Min Aung Hlaing within weeks, and then another prolonged period of military rule. Foreign sanctions? Definitely.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Real AI will arrive in some form in the not-too-distant future, but predicting its social and political impact is hard. As hard as it would have been for the Čapek brothers and their audience to foresee in 1921 what robo
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
This is not charity; it’s self-interest. So long as the virus is circulating widely in poorer countries, it constitutes an enormous reservoir in which new mutations will occur frequently.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Xi once declared that 'reunification' of Taiwan with the PRC is an 'inevitable requirement for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese people.' This makes about as much sense as saying that unification with Puerto Rico is
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Alexei Navalny is probably not the man who will finally take Vladimir Putin down. What he is doing to great effect is mobilizing the tech-savvy young.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Mike Pompeo is setting slow-burning fires in plain sight, which is why a European foreign minister recently described him as a ‘political pyromaniac’—and this is his ‘scorched-earth’ policy.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
The U.K. took brave and potentially momentous decision in announcing that the scheduled second shot of the vaccine would be postponed to 12 weeks after the first for everybody who hadn’t already had it.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
American democracy will probably survive its current difficulties. Democracy as the default mode in the world certainly will.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
There is the ‘military-industrial complex’ in every developed country, of course: millions of jobs and billions in profits. But that still depends on a perception of threat, even if the threat isn’t really there.

Politics This Morning

Get the latest news from The Hill Times

Politics This Morning


Your email has been added. An email has been sent to your address, please click the link inside of it to confirm your subscription.
Your group subscription includes premium access to Politics This Morning briefing.