From Christopher Dickey, the author of "Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South" and "Securing the City," this site provides updates and footnotes on history, espionage, terrorism, fanaticism, policing and counterinsurgency linked to Dickey's columns for The Daily Beast and his other writings; also, occasional dialogues, diatribes, and contributions from friends.
Monday, May 28, 2018
Climbing Paris: Four Monuments and an Epiphany
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Was Trump's On Again Off Again On Again Kim Summitry Scripted? We Laugh Our Way Through That Question on @France24 #TheWorldThisWeek
Looking at Trump and Kim, and Philip Roth and America ...
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Recent Writing: Trump's 'Fake News' Mantra Metastasizes; Iran Gets Ready; Macron in Washington; Syria Strikes; Cuba's New President
As Trump Eyes Iran Nuclear Deal, North Korea Is Watching
As the French president urged his American counterpart to press for new concessions, Iran’s foreign minister says Tehran won’t accept any changes to the deal Obama agreed to.
Macron Disses Trump in Front of Congress
After a while during the French president’s speech to a joint session, the standing ovations started to look like calisthenics. But what happens if the Trump love-fest sours?
Frenemies? Trump’s Extremism vs. Macron’s Ruthless Centrism
Take a closer look and Macron’s method of dealing with Trump tells you a lot about how Macron came to power as a centrist in an age of extremes.
Syria Strikes: This Isn’t How You Punish a ‘Monster’
For the tyrant Assad, who has slaughtered hundreds of thousands, the penalty described by American officials on Friday night was akin to a ticket for jaywalking.
Who’s Really Running Cuba? Not the New President
The National Assembly confirmed that Cuba would get a brand new president on Thursday. He’s not a Castro, but don’t expect anything to change.
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