Saturday, December 29, 2012

Check out "Apocalypse Not Quite Yet," a look at the Middle East and North Africa for Newsweek Issues 2013

Newsweek Issues 2013: Apocalypse Not Quite Yet
The Middle East and North Africa are teetering on the brink.
(Written in early December for the special edition of Newsweek, "Issues 2013")

On a lighter note, for several recent snapshots check out these from Paris:

and these from Venice:

Onward Through the Holidays...

We're running a little behind on the holiday e-mails this year, since there was much to do for the #LastPrintIssue of Newsweek. But Carol and I did manage to get away for a weekend in Venice earlier this month and discovered the Santas we'd spotted there a year ago were back in action, albeit under cloudier skies. ...
Here's hoping you've had a very happy holiday season so far, and wishing you a great new year. (We'll try to ring it in with another photograph, most likely from Paris.) Xmas Cheers, Chris

My last piece for the print edition of Newsweek: Life on the Front Lines, and other recent articles

Newsweek: Life on the Front Lines, 24 Dec 2012
After decades in the trenches, a Newsweek correspondent reflects on the perils of war. By Christopher Dickey

Other stories and updates:

The Daily Beast: How a Hotel Maid Changed France, 11 Dec 2012
Nafissatou Diallo helped deny DSK the presidency of France—and changed the country's history, says Christopher Dickey.

The Daily Beast: Susan Rice's Personality 'Disorder,' by Lloyd Grove, 12 Dec 2012
Brusque. Aggressive. Undiplomatic. The adjectives used to describe the ambassador aren't kind. Lloyd Grove on Susan Rice's polarizing temperament—and why that may matter more than Benghazi. (To which I made a minor contribution.)

Newsweek: How to Save Syria?, with several other contributors, 10 Dec 2012

The Daily Beast: Condoleezza Rice on Chaos and Democracy in Egypt and Syria, 4 Dec 2012
Despite the chaos in Egypt and bleak outlook in Syria, 'we can't lose hope' for democracy, the former secretary of state said at Newsweek and The Daily Beast's first Women in the World conference in São Paulo, Brazil.

The Daily Beast - Reports: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Settles With Maid Who Claimed Sexual Assault, 30 Nove 2012
The disgraced former IMF chief has reached a settlement with Nafissatou Diallo, the maid who accused him of assaulting her in a Manhattan hotel, ending her lawsuit against him and his countersuit, The New York Times and AP report.