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 ...
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:
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?
Recep Tayip Erdogan used to be a fairly competent strategist, but he has been in power too long and he has lost the plot.
Hypersonic missiles are just another cog in the strategy of nuclear deterrence.
Is the growing disparity of wealth in practically every democratic country causing political fragmentization?
The identity of the attackers will remain up in the air until conclusive proof emerges.
Like U.S. President Donald Trump, Boris Johnson lacks a set of objectives that goes beyond merely winning and keeping power.
If China slides into a huge recession, it will drag the rest of the world with it.