Sunday, April 28, 2013

A busy weekend: "Six Ideas," "The FBI vs NYC," two appearances on MSNBC, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev's mysterious friend

The Daily Beast: The FBI Cut The NYPD Out of the Loop About the Tsarnaev Brothers' Plans, 27 April 2013
The Feds allegedly failed to tell officials in New York that the Boston Marathon bombers meant to target Times Square, reports Christopher Dickey. The threat may have passed but the tensions haven't.

Newsweek: Around the World in Six Ideas, 29 April 2013
Emotional men; digital dictators; the polarization equation; the society of spectacle; wikipresident; and rethinking the border.

MSNBC video: Talking Tsarnaevs, terror and "TNT" with Alex Witt, 28 April 2013

Video on MSNBC w/ Alex Witt, Lessons Learned from Boston Attacks, 27 April 2013
[[With a bad cold and little sleep, looking pretty gnarly in this one.]]

The Daily Beast: Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Friend & Teacher Misha, the Bombings' Mystery Man, 24 April 2013
By Anna Nemtsova and Christopher Dickey
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, tells Anna Nemtsova that Russian and U.S. investigators are asking her about Misha, the Armenian convert to Islam who influenced Tamerlan.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Check out The Terrorist Tipping Point and the latest "Six Ideas"

The Daily Beast: The Terrorist Tipping Point - What Pushed the Tsarnaev Brothers to Violence? 23 April 2013
Forget what you know about terrorism. Christopher Dickey on the three surprising factors that contribute to creating deadly terrorists, whether they are from al Qaeda or the IRA. [An update my my 2009 "TNT" column]

Newsweek: The Story Behind the Bombers

Newsweek: The Story Behind the Bombers, 19 April 2013
How safe are we, really? Did al Qaeda ideology inspire the attack or were the two brothers driven by other motivations? Christopher Dickey, Eli Lake, and Daniel Klaidman report on the latest.
[This story last updated at noon Boston time on Friday.]

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

First takes on the Boston Bombing

The Daily Beast: The Boston Bombing Intelligence Failure, 16 April 2013The question is not whether the feds missed something. They did. The questions are what, and where, and why?

France24 Debate: The Boston bombings : a painful reminder of vulnerability, 16 April 2013
With Don Borelli and others

The Daily Beast: Boston Marathon Attack Still Mysterious, 15 April 2013
There are few solid clues so far in the bombing that killed two and injured more than 100.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Check out an interview w/ Christopher Dickey about his father, James Dickey; plus Around the World in Six Ideas

WBUR Audio: Poems And Memories Of James Dickey, 12 April 2013
A conversation with Robin Young  on "Here and Now" plus extras on the Web page. In the second part, I get a little choked up.

Newsweek: Around the World in Six Ideas, 15 April 2013
Water wars, the risk gene, wonder women, ancient social networks, innocence is impotence, and long-distance touchy feely

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

My latest: The Thatcher Legacy, plus women in Pakistan, stolen daughters in Argentina, Susan Rice stays cool, and modern scourge of slavery

The Daily Beast: The Thatcher Legacy, 8 April 2013
The world needs an Iron Lady every now and then to set things right. And above all else, that was what Britain's first and only female prime minister set out to do. 

The Daily Beast: Answering a Bullet, 8 April 2013
Christopher Dickey on the game-changing moment at Women in the World. 

The Daily Beast Video: One Mother's Unrelenting Search, 5 April 2013
Susana Trimarco has been searching for her daughter for more than 11 years. Christopher Dickey asks her the tough question: does she believe her daughter is still alive?

The Daily Beast: Susan Rice Keeps Cool, 5 April 2013
Amid threats from North Korea, Obama's U.N. ambassador says the administration is staying calm.

Newsweek: Joy Ngozi Ezeilo - Slavery's Scourge, 4 April 2013
The U.N.'s special rapporteur on trafficking in persons on stopping the sex slavery of women and girls.