US Election: Not Another Corbyn

February 14, 2020 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer, On Wednesday the US Senate acquitted President Donald Trump of both charges in his impeachment trial on a straight partisan vote, with only two members of the 53-strong Republican majority even voting […]

Your 2020 Sustainability Guide

February 14, 2020 The Goat
By Jenn Meagher We know it’s time to improve our environmental habits. Reject straws, bring reusable bags, and LED lightbulbs are some of the messages routinely shoved down our throats. In a world of conflicting […]

Erdogan vs. The World

February 7, 2020 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not an ‘Islamist’, in the extreme sense of the word. He doesn’t wear a suicide vest and he doesn’t behead people – but he certainly does […]


February 1, 2020 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer, In an emergency, the good thing about a dictatorship is that it can respond very fast. The bad thing is that it won’t respond at all until the dictator says that it […]

Putin Knows He Isn’t Immortal

January 25, 2020 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer Last week the Russian president announced a wave of constitutional reforms, and the vast majority of foreign observers, especially in the West, immediately jumped to the conclusion that Putin is changing the […]

Collateral Damage

January 18, 2020 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer One of the major causes of death for airline passengers in recent decades is being shot down by somebody’s military. Accidents account for nine-tenths of all deaths in civilian airline crashes, and […]

Soleimani Killing

January 8, 2020 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer, 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, Qassem Soleimani, would be a simple tit-for-tat. Just […]

Climate Denial — A New Strategy

December 21, 2019 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer What a surprise! The annual emissions report by the United Nations is now out, and greenhouse gas emissions are still going up thirty years after we first realised there was a problem […]
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