Germany’s efforts to replenish its vanishing work force inevitably lead to an unpopular solution: immigration
Feb 28, 2015
The goal is to ensure second-generation men are engaged in non-extremist society
Feb 21, 2015
Seventy years after the Yalta conference, another division is being drawn – based not on intrinsic differences but on brute force, politics and ethnicity
Feb 14, 2015
However miserable we may find it, we are inescapably caught up in civic life – unless we’re not
Feb 07, 2015
Whatever their flaws, Greece’s far-left crazies might, paradoxically, be the ones to push for real reform
Jan 31, 2015
The focus on inequality is distracting us from the larger issue of social mobility
Jan 24, 2015
In the ‘Buddhist crescent’ and India, leaders need to reject the politics of retribution and embrace consensus
Jan 17, 2015
A radical divisiveness challenges the fundamental unity that has kept Europeans in democratic prosperity
Jan 10, 2015
It is satire, Charlie Hebdo’s speciality, that best riles its targets – those militant few who are driven to revenge and violence at the prospect of disrespect
Jan 08, 2015
Ten years ago, Sri Lanka was devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami. Here’s what we learned in the massive humanitarian response
Dec 27, 2014
Doug Saunders writes the Globe and Mail's international-affairs column, and also serves as the paper's online opinion and debate editor. He has been a writer with the Globe since 1995, and has extensive experience as a foreign correspondent, having run the Globe's foreign bureaus in Los Angeles and London.
He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and educated in Toronto. After early success in magazines and journalistic research, he first worked for the Globe and Mail as a general news reporter, then as an editorial writer and feature writer. In 1996, he joined the weekend section where he created a specialized writing position on media, culture, advertising and popular phenomena. In 1999, he became the paper's Los Angeles bureau reporter, covering both social and political stories in the American west and the broader developments in wider U.S. society. From 2003 until 2012, he was the paper's London-based European bureau chief, responsible for the paper's coverage of more than 40 countries. He has also done extensive reporting in the Middle East, North Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and East Asia.
He has won the National Newspaper Award, the Canadian counterpart to the Pulitzer Prize, on five occasions, including an unprecedented three consecutive awards for critical writing in 1998-2000, and awards honouring him as Canada’s best columnist in 2006 and 2013. He has also won the Stanley McDowell Prize for writing and has been shortlisted for a National Magazine Award.
He has published two books. His first, Arrival City (2010) chronicled the unprecedented wave of rural-to-urban migration and the rise of urban immigrant enclaves, using firsthand reporting on five continents. It has been published in eight languages and has won numerous honours, including the Donner Prize for best book on politics and a runner-up for the Gelber Prize for the world's best international-affairs book. His second, The Myth of the Muslim Tide (2012), examined the effects of immigration from Islamic countries to the West and has been published to acclaim in Canada, the United States and Germany.