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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Gwynne Dyer

Overstepping Erdogan vs. the world

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not an ‘Islamist,’ in the extreme sense of the word. He doesn’t wear a suicide vest, he doesn’t...

A failing grade for coronavirus

In an emergency, the good thing about a dictatorship is that it can respond very fast. The bad thing is that it won’t...

Putin the immortal? Probably not

Five years ago somebody posted photographs on the internet showing a man who looked a lot like Vladimir Putin in photographs from 1920...

Downed planes are collateral damage

One of the main causes of death for airline passengers in recent decades is being shot down by somebody’s military. Not the very...

Iran likely to play the long game

If the Iranians played the game the same way that Donald Trump does, then their revenge for the American assassination of Iran’s leading general,...

Putting the hype in hypersonic missiles

Hypersonic missiles are not a terrifying new weapon. They are just another cog in the terrifying but remarkably stable old strategy called nuclear deterrence.

Deadlock at Madrid, Aussie firestorms

“The point of no return is no longer over the horizon,” warned UN secretary general António Guterres as the 25th climate summit (COP25) opened...

English turkeys vote for Christmas

Down on the turkey farm, the Scottish and Irish birds noticed that the smiling man in the festive costume was holding a hatchet behind...

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Delve deep into Observer archives.

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As spread of COVID-19 slows, health officials continue to urge caution

There have been just a couple of new cases each day, and no additional fatalities this week,...

A little pizzazz for the village

To help people rediscover St. Jacobs and aid in rebranding the village, the Business Improvement Association tasked...