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Christopher Dickey
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Attended University of Virginia
Lived in Paris, France
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The danger of making their journeys, and possibility of death, doesn’t deter the thousands of migrants massing at the Channel Tunnel, desperate to get to the U.K.
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As King Salman and an enormous entourage descend on the Côte d’Azur, closing a beach, locals are torn between egalitarian resentment and potential profits.
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All Roads may lead to Rome, but they are full of potholes
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The Russian-backed blitz that seemed imminent hasn’t materialized. One reason: confusion about what Moscow and the rebels really want.
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A savage civil war has engulfed the world’s newest country, but President Obama, landing in neighboring Kenya, can help end the bloodshed.
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Despite countless rumors, nothing has been heard of Father Paolo Dall’Oglio since he went missing in Syria two years ago. Now Pope Francis has sparked hope for the priest’s return.
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On Morning Joe
Dickey describes his research into the story of British spy Robert Brunch, who watched the Confederate South take shape in the years leading up to the Civil War.
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The scions of Grace Kelly have been mighty colorless the last few years. But now they’ve launched a media blitz with lavish family weddings and Dior-clad babies.
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Before he was president, Obama would come to Kenya to see family. Now, his trip looks to be all business.
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The city of light’s new mayor has outlawed “dirty books,” which are seen as portraying non-traditional families, from public schools.
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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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