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Home » Articles »   By Gwynne Dyer
Monday, May 25,2015
Commentary

North Korea: Should we worry?

By Gwynne Dyer
Early this month North Korea claimed to have launched a ballistic missile from a submerged submarine. Yesterday it announced that it can now make nuclear warheads small enough to fit on a missile. If both those claims are true, it can now deliver a nuclear weapon on the United States, at least in theory, but there is always some doubt about North Korean claims.
Wednesday, April 8,2015
Commentary

The Middle East: Iran is back

By Gwynne Dyer
"This (Arab) nation, in its darkest hour, has never faced a challenge to its existence and a threat to its identity like the one it's facing now," said General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, now the ruler of Egypt.
Sunday, March 15,2015
Commentary

How long will oil stay cheap

By Gwynne Dyer
I'm in Alberta, the province that produces most of Canada's oil, and there's only one question on everybody's lips. How long will the oil price stay down? It has fallen by more than half in the past nine months - West Texas Intermediate is $48 per barrel today - and further falls are predicted for the coming weeks.
Wednesday, March 11,2015
Commentary

Thoughts on Israel’s Netanyahu and Iran’s supposed bomb

By Gwynne Dyer
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has finally given his much ballyhooed speech to the US Congress, and the heavens haven't fallen.
Sunday, February 8,2015
Commentary

Peak everything is coming

By Gwynne Dyer
Peak oil is so last year. Now we can worry about peak everything: peak food, peak soil, peak fertilizer, even peak bees.
Tuesday, December 23,2014
Commentary

While Obama did right for Cuba, don’t expect too much

By Gwynne Dyer
Here are four reasons why President Barack Obama's decision last week to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba was a good idea.
Wednesday, December 17,2014
Commentary

Torture and the CIA: Move on?

By Gwynne Dyer
When somebody says it is time to move on, it means there is something deeply embarrassing that they don't want to discuss in public. President Barack Obama said that about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report, published on Tuesday, about the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture in the years after 9/11.
Sunday, November 16,2014
Commentary

Obama gets a welcome breakthrough on climate change

By Gwynne Dyer
When news got out that U.S. President Barack Obama and China's President Xi Jinping had reached an agreement on climate change, the American blogosphere lit up with negative comments.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Commentary

Oil: Blindsided by technology

By Gwynne Dyer
"The price of oil will hit its floor and it will rise again," President Nicolas Maduro assured Venezuelans, whose shaky economy depends critically on a high oil price. "Venezuela will continue with its social plans. Venezuela will move forward."
Sunday, August 10,2014
Commentary

Ebola virus: The depressing economics of infection

By Gwynne Dyer
Ebola is a truly frightening disease, with a fatality rate as high as 95 percent (although the death rate in the current outbreak in West Africa is only 55-60 percent). At the moment, it is largely confined to a heavily forested inland area where the borders of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea meet, though cases have already appeared in the capital cities of all three countries.
 
 
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