The Ahmadinejad era plunged the country into self-isolation, poverty and paranoia. In four weeks, Iran will decide on its next president, and the results could affect the fate of the world
May 18, 2013
These scores are not so much measures of ‘smartness’ as they are indicators of a distinctly moral kind of intelligence
May 11, 2013
‘I had hoped that Canada … would point us in the right direction,’ crusader says
May 04, 2013
The most recent World Values Survey, a massive multi-country poll, shows that those who believe homosexuality is ‘never tolerable’ fell from 59 per cent in 1993 to 34 per cent in 2006
May 04, 2013
Would the world be better off if we didn’t buy clothes made in Bangladesh? The question is understandable, but it misses the larger context
Apr 27, 2013
International affairs columnist Doug Saunders, author of The Myth of the Muslim Tide, joins Hannah
Apr 23, 2013
Globe writer Doug Saunders traces the roots of society’s reaction back almost 100 years – and finds
Apr 20, 2013
The incident was like nothing that had happened before, and yet it brought back alarming memories
Apr 16, 2013
The story of these workers – of temporary immigration and growing roots in their new country – is the story of our own families, and the story of Canada
Apr 13, 2013
The Iron Lady’s influence on world affairs was outsized and all-pervading. Luckily, her foreign policies were generally failures
Apr 09, 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 four occasions, including an unprecedented three consecutive awards for critical writing in 1998-2000, and an award honouring Reckoning as Canada’s best column in 2006. 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.