Christopher Dickey

Stories by Christopher Dickey

  • Taking Out the Trash

    If Silvio Berlusconi and Walter Veltroni came together they just might be able to save Italy.
  • Christian Provocateurs and Muslim Moderation

    Have you noticed that Europe is issuing new provocations to Islam, and that Muslims are reacting so far with calm? Dutch politician Geert Wilders is promoting a film he says will prove his belief that "Islamic ideology is a retarded, dangerous one." A Danish newspaper republished one of the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad last month, after the arrest of a man purported to be plotting to kill the cartoonist. Most troubling was the pope's decision to baptize the Egyptian journalist Magdi Allam in St. Peter's on the night before Easter, thus converting a famously self-hating Muslim into a self-loving Christian in the most high-profile setting possible.Yet so far the main reaction to the pope was dismay from the 138 Muslim scholars of the new Roman Catholic-Muslim forum for dialogue, who said the "spectacle" of Allam's baptism, "with its choreography, persona and messages, provokes genuine questions about the motives ... and plans of some of the pope's advisers on Islam."There are...
  • Muslims Turning a Page on Rage?

    Despite recent provocations against Islam in the West, many Muslims seem weary of the same old tit for tat.
  • Dickey: McCain Is Wrong on Iraq

    McCain is running on 'success' in Iraq, but as the Pentagon warns, and a new study makes clear, it's not nearly that simple.
  • Dickey: Terror’s Real Frontline

    America still faces clear and present dangers. So why are the presidential debates about national security increasingly detached from reality?
  • Don't Blame America

    Don't blame America. Cultural remix has been around since Roman times. It just happens a lot faster today.
  • Dickey: Untruths About Immigrants

    The spittle-flecked rage over foreigners in America misses the point. Here's the real issue presidential candidates should address.
  • Let Them Eat Cake

    Food inflation used to be a problem for poor countries. Now the French are feeling the pinch.
  • Dickey: At Last, Reason on Iran

    At last, intel agencies seem to be on the right track about Iran's nuke program. Inside the latest assessment.
  • Do Immigrants Make U.S. Safer?

    New immigrants may be the best thing that ever happened to American cities, but don't wait for the leading presidential candidates to tell you that.
  • Dickey: How Rational Is Iran?

    Iran's latest book-banning tells us the regime may not know the difference between fact and fiction. Does it care?
  • Nukes: Iran Flunks in IAEA Report

    If the new IAEA assessment of Tehran's nuclear behavior were a report card, most of the grades would be F's.
  • Dickey: The Real Cost of Iraq

    The costs of the Iraq war are not only astronomical, as a new Congressional report shows, they are unconscionable. So who's going to pay?
  • 1968: The Year That Changed Everything

    In Europe and the United States, the generation of 1968 had an idealistic core expressed in culture, politics and a distinct way of looking at the world. Its legacy lives on.
  • The Oil King’s Diplomat

    This week Saudi Arabia hosts a summit of the Organization For The Petroleum Exporting Countries at a time when the cost of oil is soaring toward $100 a barrel, with tensions in Iraq and the Persian Gulf making matters worse. Prince Saud al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister for 32 years, is working to calm disputes that plague the region and threaten the global economy. He spoke last week with NEWSWEEK's Christopher Dickey. Excerpts: ...
  • Dickey Talks to Saudi’s al-Faisal

    An exclusive conversation with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal about Israel, Iran and the frustrations of Middle East diplomacy.
  • Dickey: Newsheimers and the News

    The gross oversimplification of news, whether about Iraq, Iran or Darfur, is a dangerous sign of the times.
  • Rendition: Judgment Day for CIA?

    In a real-life version of 'Rendition,' a determined Italian prosecutor is hunting down those charged as the Bush administration's contract kidnappers.
  • War and Deliverance

    A new DVD of an old movie may offer perspective on American attitudes behind the invasion of Iraq.
  • Few Battlefield Romances From Iraq

    What's striking about this conflict is not that Americans and Iraqis have met on the battlefield and fallen in love and married. It's that so few have. In their stories lies the sad, tortured tale of the war itself.
  • The Constitution in Peril

    The War on Terror didn't start as an attack on Americans' rights, but several new books argue that's exactly what happened.
  • Sartre, Meet Sarkozy

    The French president is exhorting his countrymen to philosophize less and work more. But are the French really too cerebral? Hmm, let's give that some thought.
  • A Nuclear ‘Litmus Test’

    IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei says Iran is not a 'clear and present danger.' But his patience is limited.