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Christopher Dickey

Self Description

August 2007: "Award-winning author Christopher Dickey is the Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Regional Editor for Newsweek Magazine. Previously he worked for The Washington Post as Cairo Bureau Chief and Central America Bureau Chief. Chris's Shadowland column, about counter-terrorism, espionage and the Middle East, appears weekly on Newsweek Online. For links to recent columns and articles, visit the archive.

Chris's books include With the Contras: A Reporter in the Wilds of Nicaragua (Simon & Schuster, 1986); Expats: Travels from Tripoli to Tehran (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990); Innocent Blood: A Novel (Simon & Schuster, 1997), and Summer of Deliverance: A Memoir of Father and Son (Simon & Schuster, 1998). His most recent novel, The Sleeper, was published by Simon & Schuster in September 2004. The New York Times called it "a first-rate thriller." The Sleeper is now available directly from Simon and Schuster as an e-book.

He has also written for Foreign Affairs, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Wired, Rolling Stone, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, and The New Republic, among other publications. He is a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC and National Public Radio, as well as other television and radio networks.

Chris is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he was formerly an Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow; of the Overseas Press Club of America; and of the Anglo-American Press Association of Paris."

Third-Party Descriptions

August 2007: Journalist.


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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Newsweek Source Aug 17, 2009

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Aug 17, 2009 The Muslim Madrassa Myth: The problem with Arab education goes beyond a few extremist schools.

QUOTE: [Middle Eastern] Government schools that do educate the masses are mind-numbing and anachronistic, utterly useless for helping graduates face global competition. And their failures are far more dangerous.

Aug 01, 2007 The Politics of Blackmail

QUOTE: 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.