Race relations in the U.S. are still worse than almost anywhere else.
Gwynne Dyer has worked as a journalist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years; his articles are published in 45 countries. His book, "Climate Wars," deals with the geopolitical implications of climate change and has been translated into Japanese, French, Russian, Chinese and a number of other languages.
For Gwynne Dyer's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Hong Kong retains a residual value for Beijing, but it shouldn’t push its luck.
People who live in areas with extreme weather know storms are getting worse. Now there is hard data to prove it.
The social and economic changes that might deal with the mass destruction of jobs by automation are being road-tested right now.
The collapse of production and investment in the oil industry is hard on the millions of people who make their livings from it, but the writing has been on the wall for some time.
Everybody knows that you can’t shut the economy down indefinitely, but nobody wants to risk a second wave of infections by moving too soon.
When you lock the people down (to save their lives), you inevitably close down a lot of the economy as well. And the lockdown will definitely have to last in most countries until May or June. U.S. President Donald Trump’s promise of a “beautiful ...
COVID-19 is not going to change the world forever, but it is going to change quite a few things, in some cases for a long time.
Shutting down nuclear power plants makes no sense if it means burning more coal.
The Chernobyl disaster played a big part in making the Soviet public ripe for regime change. Could the coronavirus have a similar effect in China?