Two recent Mideast studies project an image of a region, and a new generation, trapped between extremes
Jul 12, 2014
This is a terrible time for relations between the countries to fall apart over spying.
Jul 11, 2014
As former News of the World editor Andy Coulson starts his 18-month sentence for phone-hacking, privacy regulation in Britain threatens to impede important investigations
Jul 07, 2014
Artists are unlikely to move their garrets to subdivisions – their districts need to be close to the high-density commercial core to function properly
Jul 05, 2014
The horrors of Lampedusa reach our screens not because of their numbers or because of the sorts of people coming, but because of the incredible danger
Jun 28, 2014
Jihadi militia plowed a rough roadway through the earthen berm that divides Syria and Iraq, saying they are ‘demolishing the Sykes-Picot borders’
Jun 27, 2014
At the moment, democracy’s returns are paltry, and often negative
Jun 21, 2014
Many are driven to Hong Kong by a lack of opportunities in Canada and are determined to maintain their Canadian ties, report finds
Jun 16, 2014
It may have worked in defeating Eric Cantor, but not in the long run
Jun 14, 2014
The German city faces a housing crisis as the population booms
Jun 12, 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.