Gwynne Dyer is a freelance journalist, broadcaster, and lecturer whose syndicated columns on international affairs appear in a dozen languages in nearly 200 newspapers published in more than 40 countries around the world. In 1980, he and Tina Viljoen collaborated on a seven-part television series for the National Film Board of Canada called "War," which was first telecast in Canada in 1983. "War" was shown in 45 countries and one episode, "The Profession of Arms," was nominated for an Academy Award. A book based on the series was published in 1985. Gwynne and Tina again collaborated on "Defence of Canada," a three-part series that aired in 1986 and was followed by a book, The Defence of Canada: In the Arms of the Empire (1990). Gwynne's four-part series, "The Human Race" (1994), looked at the roots, nature, and future of human politics. The following year, his three-part series on peacekeeping in Bosnia, "Protection Force," first aired. His latest books include Ignorant Armies: Sliding into War in Iraq; Future Tense; Climate Wars; and Crawling from the Wreckage.