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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Gwynne Dyer

The Not-So-Great Game is afoot

One of the lesser unsolved mysteries of our time is why countries whose names end in ‘u’ prefer the Republic of China (ROC...

At 70, NATO is doing no harm

When he took office in January 2017, Donald Trump called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “obsolete,” but he hates all multinational institutions so that...

Hong Kong protests at a crossroad

The ‘silent majority’ in Hong Kong, who regime supporters hoped would show that they are fed up with the pro-democracy protests that have shaken...

Franco-vs-anglo conflict in Cameroon

Sometimes Donald Trump gets it right. In February he cut off U.S. military aid to the central African country of Cameroon because of...

Spain struggles with Catalan dilemma

The demonstrations, some of them violent, are still going on in Catalonia a week after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine separatist leaders to between...

Wheels spinning in Syrian debacle

Russia and its Syrian ally Bashar al-Assad win, the Kurds lose, and the United States leaves in disgrace. It has been a hectic...

Chinese likely to use violence against Hong Kong

After the 17th consecutive weekend of increasingly violent protests in Hong Kong, the first protester was wounded by a live bullet last week. Eighteen-year-old...

Johnson in search of a cunning plan

The plotting reflex is strong in the populist politicians who currently run both of the big English-speaking countries. President Trump dreams up underhanded tricks even...

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

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A little pizzazz for the village

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