Never mind secret plots, a bigger worry is a President who openly admires and imitates the Russian leader’s ideas and strategies
Mar 25, 2017
Nobody in Britain had been killed in a terrorist attack between 2005 and 2013, but the years that followed saw a series of low-technology displays of ‘lone wolf’ extremism end that streak, most recently in London, where on Wednesday an attacker continued the disturbing trend
Mar 23, 2017
We saw the limits of the far-right populist movement, and in the best ways, and the worst ways, for citizens and politicians to resist it.
Mar 16, 2017
Canada’s percentage of women in the workforce has been plateauing for years. Might we have economic lessons to learn from Germany, a country that once considered us a model of employment equity?
Mar 12, 2017
Instead of anti-immigrant, far-right policies, Angela Merkel’s re-election chances have been consumed by a more prosaic debate: one involving unemployment insurance, pensions, health care, and housing
Mar 04, 2017
In a compelling, and sometimes irritating new book, Stephen Marche (with the help of his wife, Sarah Fulford) reflects on the never-ending battle of the sexes
Mar 03, 2017
The government needs to move quickly to avoid an enduring, high-visibility crisis with grave political implications
Feb 25, 2017
Diversity is often seen as a wall against rising populist anger, but the new extremism is just as likely to entrap minority Canadians
Feb 18, 2017
Declinism is never really about your own downfall, it’s the fear that things are getting better for other people
Feb 11, 2017
A failure of leadership among the continent’s mainstream parties has many Europeans fearing a repeat of Washington’s electoral disaster
Feb 04, 2017
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.