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ELIZABETH DICKINSON is a foreign correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and the National, reporting from the Middle East and Africa, and she is editor of the InterDependent. Elizabeth contributes regularly to Foreign Policy and the Atlantic, and her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Monthly, New Republic, IRIN News, AllAfrica.com, the International Herald Tribune, Newsweek International, and the Mail and Guardian. Co-editor of The Southern Tiger, a recent release from Palgrave-MacMillan, she is regularly a guest on NPR, the BBC, ABC News, France24, Sirius XM radio, and Washington's WTOP. 

Elizabeth previously served as assistant managing editor at Foreign Policy magazine in Washington, DC, and Nigeria correspondent for the Economist. She held internships with the Wall Street Journal in Brussels and the West Africa bureau of the New York Times, in Dakar. 

She speaks French, Spanish, Krio, and enough Yoruba for party tricks. An avid runner, Elizabeth holds a BA in African and International Studies from Yale University. She is based out of her suitcase.

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More by Elizabeth Dickinson

Fighting the Last War
Washington Monthly January/ February 2012


Why a Saudi blogger faces a possible death sentence for three tweets
Christian Science Monitor February 14, 2012

Boko Haram was an avoidable mistake waiting to happen
The National Jan 11, 2012

For tiny Burundi, big returns in sending peacekeepers to Somalia
Christian Science Monitor December 22, 2011

Tunisia's democracy blooms as model for Arab Spring
Christian Science Monitor, Weekly Review November 12, 2011

Can Islamists share power with secularists? Tunisia is about to find out.
Christian Science Monitor October 26, 2011


A War Without Corpses
The Atlantic Aug 1 2011

Reform School
Foreign Policy April 12, 2011

The Long Emergency
Foreign Policy June 25, 2010

Who's Lobbying for the Coup?
Foreign Policy August 4, 2009