Christopher Dickey

French police patrol near the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of the highest level of "Vigipirate" security plan after a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015.

The Charlie Hebdo attack slipped past one of Europe’s most alert governments


France has one of the top intelligence agencies in the world, and the country has a history of terrorist attacks that stretches back to the 1980s. Yet the Charlie Hebdo attackers somehow evaded their network, and no one yet knows how.

Foad, the brother of 15-year-old Nora, who left her home in Avignon for Syria nine months ago, shows a portrait he took last September, during an interview on October 6, 2014.

The French are stunned that many of their own are winding up in ISIS training camps

French youth take part in a protest against the government's handling of recent urban unrest in France, at Place Saint Michel in Paris, November 16, 2005.

In France, Ferguson protests stir memories of suburban riots

Kuwaiti psychologist Naif Al-Mutawa poses in front of cartoon characters he created for his comic book and television series "The 99'. The comic book series features cartoon superheroes for Muslim readers that incorporate Muslim values but now Saudi relig

A Saudi fatwa shuns the first comic book to feature Muslim superheroes

Lifestyle & Belief
People sing the Russian national anthem while raising rainbow flags and a Russian flag  at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium

‘You’re gay, so it’s normal that you were attacked’

Lifestyle & Belief
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Does the US spy on all its friends? Now, it’s France’s turn to complain

Global Politics

In the latest Snowden leaked records revelation, France was the target of the NSA. The French newspaper Le Monde reported that the National Security Agency swept up about 70 million phone records over a 30-day period. And the French have their own special reason for being angry.

Egypt’s New Strongman: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Global Politics

Egypt has a new strongman. Posters of General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are now ubiquitous. But he remains relatively unknown. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Christopher Dickey, Middle East editor for Newsweek and the Daily Beast.

What Motivates Acts of Terror?

Conflict & Justice

Christopher Dickey, the Paris bureau chief for Newsweek, tells anchor Marco Werman why the key to understanding the minds of terrorists isn’t about understanding their ethnicity, religion, or race.

Killing of Kurds in Paris ‘an Assassination’

Conflict & Justice

Three Kurdish women were murdered in Paris Wednesday night, execution style. All were activists for the PKK, the militant group that’s long fought for Kurdish rights in Turkey. One was a PKK co-founder.

The World

Why French Presidential Debates are Rough Business

Global Politics

On the eve of first Obama-Romney debate, we hear how our presidential debates compare to those in France.