As gentrifiers like me take over downtown, we need to reconsider the effects on immigrant mobility
Nov 22, 2014
The China-U.S. climate agreement shows how smart diplomacy can transcend domestic politics and international rivalries
Nov 15, 2014
What was born in 1989 was a new idea: that autocratic regimes could be relegated to history simply by having large numbers of their citizens gather in public places and demand their replacement
Nov 08, 2014
Today we face the Syrian crisis. It is neither the largest nor the most unmanageable refugee flood of the postwar era
Nov 01, 2014
A look at what drives 'lone-wolf terrorists' like Michael Zehaf-Bibeau and Martin Couture-Rouleau
Oct 24, 2014
The angry gunman in the legislature is a constant, distressing phenomenon worldwide, and the way we respond tends to be depressingly similar
Oct 23, 2014
The Ebola outbreak has exposed a rising sense that our progress has arrived at a dead end – but there’s no sign that we’re motivated to transcend it
Oct 18, 2014
It might be a landlocked basket case. It might be a critical safe haven. Or most likely, both
Oct 11, 2014
The democracy movement is too important to risk associating it with the West
Oct 04, 2014
Beijing has allowed such protests – and forms of muncipal democracy – on the mainland in recent years, and the Hong Kong “umbrella” protesters aren’t demanding multi-party democracy. But it could all turn ugly quickly
Sep 29, 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.