From Sanders to Corbyn to Trump to Clinton, political parties are learning tough lessons about ‘democracy’ in action
Jul 30, 2016
Despite the Republican rhetoric, the country is not facing major crises when it comes to immigration, crime or the economy
Jul 23, 2016
By many measures, black Canadians are demonstrably facing different outcomes that can only be traced to discrimination
Jul 16, 2016
As dire as political conditions have become, a successful coup wouldn’t serve the interests of those it claimed to support
Jul 15, 2016
François Hollande is already being criticized for ordering more attacks against IS. His instincts, however, are correct
Jul 15, 2016
Britain’s Chilcot Inquiry has made it clear the problem of Saddam could not have been dealt with in a worse possible way
Jul 09, 2016
The word refers to two very different events, and one city that stood out among others in the United States for the strides it took to create harmony between police and black citizens
Jul 08, 2016
In 1975, fear of economic ruin was a potent driver for Britain to stay in Europe. In 2016, fear of outsiders was equally strong
Jul 02, 2016
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
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.