For the first time, the xenophobic politics of the far right have managed to win a majority national vote in a major Western country
Jun 24, 2016
Omar Mateen's expressions of intolerance, like his penchant for violence, made him a well-integrated member in a part of Fort Pierce's community
Jun 17, 2016
Elements of intolerance, gun violence and terrorism that run through mass shootings are certain to inflame already nasty U.S. election season
Jun 13, 2016
The threat posed by Trump is not conventionally political. Rather, it is a threat to the polity itself
Jun 11, 2016
The German cabinet ministers and government officials who chose our pavilion proposal in a competition last year were explicit about this: They needed new ideas about migration and cities, and they needed them fast
Jun 10, 2016
Rather than scrambling to catch a diminishing share of the oil economy’s last moments, we should be seeking a smarter economy
Jun 04, 2016
Evidence suggests that we shouldn’t expect a quick collapse of groups who suddenly lose their leaders
May 28, 2016
Small-hold farmers in the developing world are increasingly savvy about the benefits of GMO crops. The backward beliefs come from the West
May 21, 2016
The country’s sex-crime numbers reflect a commitment to feminism – not to attacks by newcomers
May 14, 2016
From Fort McMurray to South Africa, the year-long El Nino delivers a planetary stress test
May 07, 2016
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.