Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Check out Marie Colvin in Memoriam, Yemen elections, DSK's interrogations and Greece's bailout on The Daily Beast, plus Marseille in Nat Geo

A busy week, and a sad one:

The Daily Beast: Marie Colvin: A Legendary Reporter Killed in Syria, 22 February 2012
Marie Colvin, who was killed by Syrian shelling in Homs today, put her life at risk to report on atrocities from Sri Lanka to Baghdad. Her friend Christopher Dickey remembers her tenacity.

The Daily Beast: America Welcomes Yemen Elections, Remains Wary of al Qaeda's Influence, 21 February 2012
The country's elections herald a tentative first step toward democracy—but the U.S. remains wary of al Qaeda's growing influence in the region.

The Daily Beast: Dominique-Strauss Kahn's Stinky New Scandal, 21 February 2012
The man the tabloids called Pepé Le Pew was questioned today over his alleged role in a prostitution ring. Christopher Dickey on why the former IMF chief isn't likely to be charged.

The Daily Beast: Greece's Sad Fairy Tale, 21 February 2012
With the latest bailout deal, Greece's economic tragedy verges on black comedy.

National Geographic: Marseille's Melting Pot, March 2012
As more European countries become nations of immigrants, is Marseille a vision of the future?

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Check out "Anthony Shadid, The Middle East's Great Voice of Reason Dies," and France24 video on Iran, etc.

The Daily Beast: Anthony Shadid, The Middle East's Great Voice of Reason Dies, 18 February 2012
Anthony Shadid was one of the great rational voices in the maelstrom of hate that is the Middle East. Christopher Dickey on his tragic passing.

France 24 Video: The World This Week, 17 February 2010
Talking about Libya, Syria, Iran, Israel's game of chicken with Tehran and DC, and the death of Anthony Shadid.

Hosted by François Picard, with other panelists Ed Cody of The Washington Post, Marjorie Paillard of France 24, and Charles Onyango-Obbo of The Nation in Nairobi.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Check out "Greece's Reckless Behavior" and, speaking of reckless, Israel and Iran

Daily Beast Column: Greece's Reckless Behavior Has Europe Fed Up, 15 February 2012
Signs are mounting that the euro zone is fed up with Greece's inability to get its fiscal act together—and is insulating itself against a potential default. Christopher Dickey reports.

Newsweek: Obama's Dangerous Game With Iran, 13 February 2012
Can the president keep nukes out of the mullahs' hands, prevent the global economy from imploding, manage the wild card that is Israel—and get reelected? (Christopher Dickey contributed to this article by Dan Klaidman, Eli Lake and Dan Ephron with Ross Schneidermann)

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