Beneath the national pride and shame are some telling indicators and important trends
Dec 03, 2013
In her new book, Margaret MacMillan sees danger in forces that consider themselves autonomous from civil leaders
Nov 30, 2013
On the surface, hardly anything changes. But for the United States, Israel and the West, it changes a menacing confrontation into a semi-normal relationship with some real opportunities for change
Nov 25, 2013
Abroad, ‘pro-immigrant’ conservatives hope to emulate Stephen Harper’s success
Nov 23, 2013
‘Easier to live in Berlin’? Perhaps, though not farther east
Nov 16, 2013
Our way of talking about soldiers has changed – we need to recognize their pain
Nov 09, 2013
If migrants can pay our taxes and change our way of life with food, why can’t they vote?
Nov 02, 2013
No wonder our political parties are rushing to embrace pot – it’s a rare global entrepreneurial success story
Oct 26, 2013
Either way, Canada’s treatment of First Nations is a source of shame. Fixation on the ‘G’ word can stand in the way of reconciliation
Oct 19, 2013
Unlimited communication has changed security, media and statecraft. Our farewells are no longer good etiquette, but calculated provocations
Oct 12, 2013
Doug Saunders is the Globe and Mail's international-affairs columnist
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.