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Christopher Dickey
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Attended University of Virginia
Lived in Paris, France
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As the 70th anniversary of il Duce’s death approaches, Italians struggle with his place in their country’s history.
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The viral video of a couple being hugged before they were murdered by stoning is not only tragic, it tells you a lot about the killers.
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The agency’s drone operators had little idea who they were shooting at. They fired anyway. Now, a pair of hostages are dead. And Washington is demanding answers.
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The air of tragedy hangs heavily over a country caught between Russia and Turkey that has suffered mightily in the past with few prospects for escape.
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The LGBT community is threatening boycotts and canceling benefits. The hidden reason is the GOP’s Israel strategy.
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Statue of Belgian King Albert I high among the flowering branches Les Invalides, the Tricolor, and Louix XIV Inside Sainte Clotilde, a 19th century version of Gothic design Saint Clotilde My favorite wisteria on Rue Barbet de...
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Escaping Plato's Cave while having lunch on a boat in the Seine ...
I had lunch with one of the great foreign correspondents of our generation, Mort Rosenblum, and the legendary CNN anchor Jim Clancy on Mort's boat in the Seine smack in the heart of Paris yesterday. We talked about old times and about Mort's 2007 book, Esca...
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Italian police have busted what they claim is a major al Qaeda cell in Sardinia smuggling migrants and planning attacks in the mainland.
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She was an explorer, traveling the Third World while pregnant. Then the jihadists took her.
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Three months after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, French authorities are stunned by the implications of a new plot aimed at churches.
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Report, write, photograph, film, talk, think, rethink
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  • The Daily Beast
    Foreign Editor, 2014 - present
    Assign and edit articles by correspondents and other contributors; write original essays and investigative reports
  • The Daily Beast
    Paris Bureau Chief / Mideast Editor, 2010 - 2014
  • Newsweek & The Daily Beast
    Paris Bureau Chief / Mideast Editor, 2010 - 2013
  • Newsweek
    Paris Bureau Chief / Mideast Editor, 1995 - 2010
  • Newsweek
    Cairo Bureau Chief / Mideast Editor, 1992 - 1995
  • Newsweek
    Paris Bureau Chief, 1988 - 1992
  • Newsweek
    Cairo Bureau Chief, 1986 - 1988
  • The Washington Post
    Cairo Bureau Cheif, 1985 - 1986
  • The Council on Foreign Relations
    Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, 1983 - 1984
  • The Washington Post
    Mexico Bureau Chief, 1980 - 1983
  • The Washington Post
    Metro Reporter, 1978 - 1980
  • The Washington Post
    Washington Post Magazine Managing Editor, 1977 - 1978
  • The Washington Post
    Assistant Editor, Book World, 1974 - 1977
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Paris, France - Cairo, Egypt - New York, New York - Mexico City, Mexico - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Washington, D.C. - Middleburg, Virginia - South Hamilton, Massachusetts - Charlottesville, Virgina - Leesburg, Virginia - Northridge, California - Milwaukie, Oregon - Portland, Oregon - Positano, Italy - Atlanta, Georgia -
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Award-winning author Christopher Dickey is Foreign Editor of The Daily Beast. His newest book, Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South, will be published in July 2015. Chris's other nonfiction books include Securing the City, a New York Times Book Review notable book in 2009; Summer of Deliverance, his memoir about his father, poet and novelist James Dickey; Expats, about Westerners in the modern Muslim world; and With the Contras, a first-hand account of combat in Central American wars. He is also the author of two acclaimed thrillers: Innocent Blood and The Sleeper.  Chris worked for The Washington Post in Central America and the Middle East before serving with Newsweek in Cairo and Paris. His columns about dictators, dissidents and terrorists appear on The Daily Beast. Links are posted on The Shadowland Journal
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A full time foreign correspondent, a passionate amateur photographer.
Education
  • University of Virginia
    1968 - 1972
  • Boston University
    1972 - 1974
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