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By Gwynne Dyer - Jan 30,2017
Like Mexico, Canada is in the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Donald Trump has described as “the worst trade deal... ever signed in this country”.Unlike Mexico, Canada thinks that Trump is not planning to hurt it.
By Gwynne Dyer - Jan 18,2017
“I can’t wait to see how the incoming administration deals with AI,” said US Secretary of State John Kerry in a less-than-gracious reference to the fact that the Trump team has not got a clue about the real driving force in the changing world economy.What was striking was that Ke
By Gwynne Dyer - Jan 10,2017
When a Fox News reporter asked Donald Trump about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange back in 2010, just after Assange had released a huge cache of secret US diplomatic cables, the reality TV star had no doubts: “I think it’s disgraceful, I think there should be like the death penal
By Gwynne Dyer - Jan 02,2017
So far the endgame in Syria has played out in an entirely predictable way.All of Aleppo is back in the Syrian government’s hands; that decisive victory for President Bashar Assad and his Russian backers has been followed by a ceasefire, and the Russians are now organising a peace
By Gwynne Dyer - Dec 28,2016
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is very, very cross about last Friday’s United Nations Security Council resolution condemning the creation of illegal Jewish settlements all over the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem.He called in the ambassadors of all the Wester
By Gwynne Dyer - Nov 28,2016
Eastern Aleppo, the rebel-held half of what was once Syria’s biggest city, is falling. Once the resistance there collapses, things may move very fast in Syria, and the biggest question will be, do the outside powers that have intervened in the war accept Bashar Assad’s victo
By Gwynne Dyer - Nov 02,2016
“The notion that Uber in London is a mosaic of 30,000 small businesses linked by a common “platform” is, to our minds, faintly ridiculous,” said one of the judges on the employment tribunal.So the tribunal ruled that Uber’s 30,000 drivers in London were actually employees, and th
By Gwynne Dyer - Oct 17,2016
The chief source of new problems is solutions to old problems.The ammonia that we used in domestic fridges as a coolant in the early 20th century was poisonous if it leaked, so in the 1930s we replaced it with chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which you can breathe all day without harm
By Gwynne Dyer - Sep 28,2016
It is not an election, it is a selection.
By Gwynne Dyer - Aug 29,2016
After 52 years of war, the guns finally fell silent in Colombia at midnight on Sunday, when permanent ceasefires were proclaimed both by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government.But this only happened after 220,000 people were killed and 7 mi



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