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Marc Champion's Biography

I'm a member of the editorial board at Bloomberg View, which I joined in early 2012. Before that I was at the Wall Street Journal for 12 years, in London covering European politics, diplomacy and security; then in Brussels as deputy bureau chief for the Brussels and Germany bureaus, editing the reporters and writing about Eastern Europe; and then as bureau chief in Istanbul in 2011/12. Before joining ...

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Europe's Development Bank Is Now a Crisis Agency

bloombergview.com — Officials from Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey are in London this week, trying to make a world mesmerized by the flood of Syrian refugees feel their pain. It is a shockingly powerful case. In 2010, the population of Lebanon was around 4.3 million.
Feb 05, 2016

Europe's development bank has a new calling: refugree "crisis development." A good mission creep. My piece bv.ms/1SLyjXq via @BV

Marc Champion: Oxford rejects political correctness, sort of

commercialappeal.com — Oxford University's Oriel College has decided not to tear down its statue of the British colonialist Cecil Rhodes, because of the "overwhelming message" it received that the statue should stay. The true motive appears to have been money.

Oxford rejects political correctness, sort of, by Marc Champion - SentinelSource.com: Guest Columnists

sentinelsource.com — Oxford University's Oriel College has decided not to tear down its statue of the British colonialist Cecil Rhodes, because of the "overwhelming message" it received that the statue should stay. The true motive appears to have been money.

Cecil Rhodes Statue Still Stands At Oxford

courant.com — Oxford University's Oriel College has decided not to tear down its statue of the British colonialist Cecil Rhodes because of the "overwhelming message" it received that the statue should stay. The true motive appears to have been money.

Oxford Rejects Political Correctness, Sort Of

bloombergview.com — Oxford University's Oriel College has decided not to tear down its statue of the British colonialist Cecil Rhodes, because of the "overwhelming message" it received that the statue should stay. The true motive appears to have been money.

Turkey's Beloved Businessman

bloombergview.com — The large turnout in Istanbul for the funeral of Mustafa Koc, along with the thousands of tributes on social media, says a lot about what has been happening in Turkey during the past decade. These days, prominent businessmen usually don't draw such affection.
Jan 28, 2016

My piece on why the death of businessman Mustafa Koc was such a big deal for Turks bv.ms/1PkToqC via @BV

Report on poisoning adds to Putin’s radioactivity as

pressdemocrat.com — It isn't often that a judge in one country accuses the president of another - a superpower, no less - of participating in murder. On Thursday, however, the chairman of a lengthy U.K. inquiry into the 2006 poisoning of a former Russian intelligence operative, Alexander Litvinenko, did just that.

Alexander Litvinenko report adds to Vladimir Putin's radioactivity

brisbanetimes.com.au — Alexander Litvinenko lies in a London hospital in November 2006, dying of radiation poisoning. In 2014, the British government opened an inquiry into Moscow's alleged involvement in the death of the former KGB agent. It isn't often that a judge in one country accuses the president of another - a superpower, no less - of participating in murder.

Alexander Litvinenko report adds to Vladimir Putin's radioactivity

smh.com.au — Alexander Litvinenko lies in a London hospital in November 2006, dying of radiation poisoning. In 2014, the British government opened an inquiry into Moscow's alleged involvement in the death of the former KGB agent. It isn't often that a judge in one country accuses the president of another - a superpower, no less - of participating in murder.

Marc Champion: Litvinenko report adds to Putin’s radioactivity

commercialappeal.com — It isn't often that a judge in one country accuses the president of another - a superpower, no less - of participating in murder. Thursday, however, the chairman of a lengthy U.K. inquiry into the 2006 poisoning of a former Russian intelligence operative, Alexander Litvinenko, did just that.
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Feb 05, 2016

Great piece: Saakashvili Proves There's an Evolving Russian-Speaking Space: themoscowtimes.com/opinion/articl…

Feb 05, 2016

Very smart piece from @scouseview on what's happening to interest rate expectations: bv.ms/1TGA6ha via @BV

Feb 05, 2016

INsightful @:bershidsky piece on: Putin, the compulsive risk-taker bv.ms/20J8dqO via @BV

Feb 05, 2016

Europe's development bank has a new calling: refugree "crisis development." A good mission creep. My piece bv.ms/1SLyjXq via @BV

Feb 02, 2016

Amen: Neither the U.S. nor the world would be made safer by US plans for nuclear cruise missiles.. bv.ms/1PtbHtJ via @BV

Jan 29, 2016

Oxford is keeping Cecil Rhodes, for all the wrong reasons. My piece: t.co/bTr4Jkxtl7 via @BV

Jan 29, 2016

RT @kscheib: When someone points out Tsar Feodor III looked like Paul McCartney & you can't unsee it... facebook.com/MoscowTimes/ph… https://t.c…

Jan 28, 2016

This is a blast: When Khrushchev came to Iowa, and why "commie" loving progressives won't vote for Sanders: t.co/CiNkRCoP2C via @BV

Jan 28, 2016

My piece on why the death of businessman Mustafa Koc was such a big deal for Turks bv.ms/1PkToqC via @BV

Jan 28, 2016

What the shipping news tells us about the world economy (hint: it's not good) t.co/bN6Oe86e2D via @BV


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