Christopher Dickey

Stories by Christopher Dickey

  • 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.
  • Dickey: How Homegrown Terrorists Are Made

    The real threat to the West is not from foreign jihadis but from 'unremarkable' civilians within our societies, says an insightful new report from the New York Police Department.
  • The Last Word: Saif al-Islam al-Qadhafi

    Saif al-Islam al-Qadhafi (his preferred spelling of a name with many variations in English) is the best-known son of Muammar Kaddafi, the Libyan ruler once called "the most dangerous man in the world." Lately, Kaddafi has emerged as a newfound friend of the west, renouncing terror, giving up weapons of mass destruction, and opening Libya for business. Qadhafi, 35, has no official post in government, yet has played a key role in building Libya's ties to the West. Last week he spoke to NEWSWEEK's Christopher Dickey about that role and the recent deal to free five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian intern who had been accused of spreading HIV to children in a Libyan hospital. In return for their freedom, Libya got millions of dollars and a nuclear cooperation deal. Excerpts: ...
  • Dickey: Libya's 'Immoral' Games With the West

    The cosmopolitan son of Libyan leader Muammar Kaddafi is surprisingly frank about the Middle East and his former pariah state's nukes-for-prisoners deal with France. 'It's an immoral game,' says Saif al-Islam al-Qadhafi.
  • Dickey: Al Qaeda's New Thinking

    Britain has lowered its state of alert from “critical” to “severe,” which is where it was before bombs almost started going off  in London and Glasgow a few days ago. The cops say they’ve rounded up all the unusual suspects, seven physicians and a woman medical technician who come from India, Jordan and Iraq. “There is no intelligence to suggest that an attack is expected imminently,” said a statement from Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, but the threat remains “serious and real.”If the examples of other busted plots in Britain—and one horribly effective one on London’s buses and underground trains on July 7, 2005—are any indication, the question of just how serious, how real, how extensive, how precisely connected to other networks these alleged conspirators may have been will linger for years, until their trials are over, and possibly long afterward. Yet in a literal sense the “intellectual authors” of the earlier plots and very probably of this one, already are well known. And it’s...
  • Q&A: Tina Brown on Princess Diana

    In "The Diana Chronicles," Tina Brown, former editor of the London magazine Tatler, as well as U.S. magazines Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, has managed to paint a fresh and human portrait of this iconic figure. Brown spoke with NEWSWEEK's Christopher Dickey in New York.
  • The Private Princess Diana

    The most human of icons, Diana was, Tina Brown's new book says, a liar as well as a saint.