Marc Champion is an editorial board member at Bloomberg View ( former Wall Street Journal in Istanbul, Brussels, UK and ex-Editor in Chief of The Moscow Times)

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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U.K. and France Should Ditch Eurostar

bloombergview.com — Britain has sold its 40 percent stake in the high-speed Eurostar train service between London, Paris and Brussels for a healthy 757 million pounds($1.15 billion). Inevitably, that has triggered complaints from commentators and labor unions that the Conservative government is " selling off the family silver." Rarely has this argument seemed so weak.

Put up a fight for Britain’s military

stripes.com — The Conservative Party has traditionally been the champion of a strong defense in Britain (just think Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher). So with elections approaching in May and new military threats emerging from Russia to the Islamic State group, boosting the nation's defenses might seem a logical campaign theme for Prime Minister David Cameron.

Is the U.K. Turning Chickenhawk?

bloombergview.com — The Conservative Party has traditionally been the champion of a strong defense in the U.K. (just think Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher). So with elections approaching in May and new military threats emerging from Russia to Islamic State, boosting the nation's defenses might seem a logical campaign theme for Prime Minister David Cameron.

Three Charts Explain Why Arming Ukraine Is a Bad Idea

bloombergview.com — Three charts in the latest Military Balance, an annual compendium of military spending and capabilities released today, lend some much-needed realism to the ongoing debate over whether the U.S. should become directly involved in arming Ukraine.

Syriza's Dangerous View of Russia

bloombergview.com — It ought to be possible for euro-area members and Greece to strike a deal on the country's debt. Coming to agreement on deterring Russia's warmongering may prove harder -- though it's just as essential to peace and prosperity in Europe.

Current Ukraine tactics can’t defeat Putin

stripes.com — The Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny recently said that were it not for Western economic sanctions, Russian tanks would already have swept west to the port city of Odessa, occupying a huge swath of southern Ukraine and cutting off the rest of the country from the Black Sea.

Sorry, Ukraine, You Can't Beat Putin

bloombergview.com — The Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny recently said that were it not for Western economic sanctions, Russian tanks would already have swept west to the port city of Odessa, occupying a huge swath of Southern Ukraine and cutting off the rest of the country from the Black Sea.

Marc Champion: British imams offended by call for help against extremism

news.nationalpost.com — Do Muslim minorities have a "special burden" to help track down extremists, as Sajid Javid, the British government's most senior Muslim, said in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris?

Erdogan's Reinvention of Turkey Isn't Funny

bloombergview.com — The recent photograph of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan descending the staircase of his new palace between rows of soldiers in Ottoman armor has been met with widespread derision, but it's part of a broad and deadly serious attempt to reinvent the Republic of Turkey.

Yes Muslims Have a 'Special Burden'

bloombergview.com — Do Muslim minorities have a "special burden" to help track down extremists, as Sajid Javid, the U.K. government's most senior Muslim, said in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris? This is a sensitive question for any of Europe's Muslim populations and on Monday, the U.K.
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Mar 06, 2015

Here we go: Iran commitments do not go far enough: France reut.rs/1Ky6UpR via @reuters

Mar 04, 2015

Fascinating interview with wounded Russian solider in rebel/Russian-held Ukraine -- bit.ly/1AHfurm

Mar 04, 2015

Interesting interview with #Estonia president #Ilves from @bershidsky, on stopping #Russia -- bv.ms/1zHUalp

Mar 03, 2015

Interesting piece comparing Bay of Pigs to US train and equip project for Syrian opposition: atfp.co/1M4Cby1



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