We like to believe a series of events remade Canada in its centennial, but as Doug Saunders write
Jan 01, 2017
We are bidding farewell to a moment that represented the entirety of the U.S. population in a way the coming era never can
Dec 24, 2016
Atrocities will continue, the civil war will not be resolved and chaos will reign in Syria’s northeast
Dec 16, 2016
The comedian turned his arena audiences into the second biggest political party in Italy
Dec 10, 2016
Christian Europeans profess liberal tolerance but continue to treat Jews as different
Dec 03, 2016
Fidel Castro’s role in world history changed on July 17, 1959, seven months after his rebel army defeated dictator Fulgencio Batisita after a three-year struggle and seized control of Cuba in the name of its people
Nov 26, 2016
Beijing is preparing to step into the West’s power vacuum with an unprecedented bid to build a world economy around itself
Nov 26, 2016
We’re about to enter a period where a lot of the world’s mightiest countries are not going to be at the table
Nov 19, 2016
As white people, the election of Republican Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency was our turn to experience the cold shock of discovering that a significant part of our community has been radicalized
Nov 11, 2016
He’s come back down from the mountaintop. And now, freed of depression and with a Buddhist lease on life, Leonard Cohen is finally ready to bring the world more music and words
Nov 10, 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.