The Communist Party has discovered that an emerging debt and consumerism market is a lot harder to manage than factories
Jun 27, 2015
Doug Saunders visits Hamilton to see how smaller centres are recruiting help to revive their ailing
Jun 26, 2015
In Egypt and Turkey, we witnessed a historic illustration of the contrasting approaches
Jun 20, 2015
After a century of scaling peaks, nobody has been able to come up with a sensible reason to be doing it.
Jun 13, 2015
For the first time in a decade and a half, a strong majority of Turks (six out of 10) chose to vote for anyone but Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party
Jun 09, 2015
Canadians are now wrestling with the idea that we are guilty of cultural genocide. What does this means for our past, our future and our identity as a nation?
Jun 05, 2015
A great many people now get by on a chaotic combination of employment, something our our social-assistance systems need to recognize
May 30, 2015
The public and their politicians are receiving the majority of Europe’s refugees with surprising calm, even optimism
May 23, 2015
Postsecondary education remains, after its big expansion, a great investment for both students and governments
May 15, 2015
Although U.S. voters and leaders have moved beyond racial discrimination, grotesquely racist incidents still abound
May 09, 2015
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.