Christopher Dickey

Stories by Christopher Dickey

  • Don McCullin Vietnam

    Life on the Front Lines

    After decades in the trenches, a Newsweek correspondent reflects on the perils of war. By Christopher Dickey
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    Lakhdar Brahimi

    The new United Nations envoy to Syria had the good sense to try to beg off. Former Algerian foreign minister and veteran U.N. troubleshooter Lakhdar Brahimi is 78 years old and has seen more than his share of war and peace, and then more wars again, in North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. He leads a pleasant life in Paris now, as a distinguished elder statesman on the global stage. One of his children, Rym Brahimi (the former CNN correspondent), is a princess in Jordan, and he’s an adoring grandfather. Brahimi himself is so genteel and so pleasant in social intercourse that any of us who’ve met him must wish him ease in his golden years.
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    Our Man In Syria?

    Who is Manaf Tlass and why do western and regional powers pin their hopes on him?
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    Silicon Island

    Will New York’s latest dream spawn the next Mark Zuckerberg?
  • Koolhaas

    The Next World Wonder

    When the Olympics hits the airwaves, Beijing will be broadcasting them from this new $900 million architectural masterpiece.
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    Sky Cities

    Imagining the airport of the future as destination.
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    A Game of Thrones

    Succession plans in Saudi Arabia give stability, for now.
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    Ray Kelly’s Wars

    The New YorkCity Police Commissioner is beating the enemy—if only the feds don't get in his way.
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    The French Connection

    Their teacher tried to tell them they were headed for trouble, but high on risk and volatility, the Quants of France didn’t listen.
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    Tea Time with Hitler

    Andrew Nagorski's 'Hitlerland' is the story of the Americans who cavorted with the Nazis. Reviewed by Christopher Dickey.
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    Asma Al-Assad

    ‘Life is not fair my friend.’ Emails show a new reality for Syria’s first lady. By Christopher Dickey.
  • Arab Spring

    Morning in the Middle East

    No matter how desperately the remnants of the old regimes may try, the arab awakening cannot be reversed. Here’s why.
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    Van der Sloot's New Conquest

    The Dutch sociopath accused of murder sits in a dirty Peruvian prison awaiting trial. Has he just charmed another victim?
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    A Cautionary Fable

    It’s a shame George Orwell didn’t live to see the Arab Spring. We can only imagine the tale he would have written.
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    The Trouble With Technocrats

    Mario Monti to the rescue? Saving Italy from itself will take more than number-crunching.
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    Condi’s Freedom War

    In Newsweek, Condoleezza Rice shares exclusive excerpts from her new memoir, including details of a secret Mideast peace deal, how she felt during Hurricane Katrina and more.
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    Greece on the Skids

    The prime minister must remake his country. Fat chance.
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    Cory Booker Schools America

    Newark’s Mayor is a realist who talks like an idealist. His take on the state of disunion.