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Christopher Dickey
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Attended University of Virginia
Lived in Paris, France
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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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Fliers distributed in east Ukraine order all Jews in Donetsk to register, pay up, or be deported. The city’s rabbi tells The Daily Beast why his community takes the threat seriously.
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The abduction of 200 female students from northern Nigeria was not the first attack on girls’ education by the al Qaeda-linked group—and it won’t be the last.
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What do spies and cops have in common? New York City, for starters.
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CIA Director John Brennan’s trip to Ukraine was more message than action, but message delivered: The U.S. could get much tougher.
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How China used drones to track and capture the notorious kingpin of the Mekong delta.
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A deadly Ukrainian operation to protect a base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol is a rare example of some backbone shown by a disorganized military that doesn’t want to fight.
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Confronted by unarmed pro-Russian demonstrators, Ukrainian paratroopers give up their guns, their armored vehicles, and their flag.
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Terrified, bitter and angry, many people in eastern Ukraine are just waiting for the beginning of the civil war predicted by Putin.
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As eastern Ukraine braces for a showdown between Kiev’s forces and the Russian-speaking operatives who’ve seized buildings in a dozen cities, many police are siding with the occupiers.
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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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Previously
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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