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Christopher Dickey
Works at The Daily Beast
Attended University of Virginia
Lived in Paris, France
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Hate radio, revenge killings—the echoes of Rwanda are there. Now is the time to act, before a civil war becomes a genocide.
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Demonstrators in Ukraine’s most important port, inspired by Putin, want to declare it part of ‘New Russia.’
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The pro-Russian shock-troops started by seizing buildings, now they’re running whole towns, making arrests, interrogating suspects and trying to intimidate the press.
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Two young teenagers who disappeared from Vienna 10 days ago may have joined the Syrian jihad—or they may have been groomed and trafficked.
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The agreement diplomats hammered out in Geneva means little to the hardliners spearheading the pro-Russian insurrection in Ukraine.
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Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky snatched by pro-Putin forces demanding coverage on their terms.
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Violent demonstrations return to opposition strongholds as families struggle to find justice for their loved ones killed by the military in earlier protests.
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Religious divisions contribute to the conflict, now marked by open bloodshed. But ordinary Ukrainians have little faith in the future.
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Interesting commentary on the state of American politics
This Easter, a closer look at the Roman governor who sent Jesus to his crucifixion proves our own leaders follow many of the same dangerous practices—with equally deadly results.
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People have been sleeping in the streets and in their yards for a week thanks to some major earthquakes and some political hype by the Sandinistas.
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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 the Foreign Editor of The Daily Beast. Chris's 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 Arab and 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." Before moving to Newsweek, Chris worked for The Washington Post as Cairo Bureau Chief and Mexico City Bureau Chief. Chris's columns about counter-terrorism, espionage and the Middle East appear on The Daily Beast. Links to most recent columns and articles are posted on The Shadowland Journal, and also on the archive at ChristopherDickey.com.
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A full time foreign correspondent, The Daily Beast foreign editor
Education
  • University of Virginia
    1968 - 1972
  • Boston University
    1972 - 1974
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