Trump's seemingly improvised military threats risk cutting off the options most likely to lead to a pacified DPRK, experts say
Aug 11, 2017
The U.S. President has now blustered himself into a mortal paradox in which his threats may jeopardize any hope of a North Korean solution
Aug 09, 2017
Once you start viewing the public sector as an enemy, you open the door to tyranny. One has to only look to Erdogan and Turkey to see how dangerous this fear can be
Aug 05, 2017
Despite Germany declaring it would put no limit on the number of refugees it would accept, fewer than expected actually showed up
Jul 29, 2017
A century ago soldiers were first exposed to mustard gas. It would become Canada’s signature product over the decades that followed
Jul 22, 2017
Canada’s cycle of privilege is by and large a closed loop that excludes outsiders. If you’re in the 1 per cent, there’s a high chance your kids will be too. How can we enable more social and economic movement?
Jul 15, 2017
Maybe we’ll never know what happened in the Hamburg meeting between the two presidents. But by scouring the record for details, we are missing the larger implication of their meeting. It was a validation of a vision of politics the two men share
Jul 09, 2017
The continent’s citizens have quite suddenly found a new faith and confidence in their unification project
Jul 07, 2017
The back alleys of our history tell an important tale about the country before confederation
Jul 01, 2017
A study of millions of Canadians’ income data reveals a country of opportunity, with most children out-earning their parents – but also a country pocked with mobility traps, where moving up the income ladder is far from certain
Jun 23, 2017
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.