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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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Military training, not a 'can-do spirit,' led to heroic action on French train

chicagotribune.com — Europe's media is still abuzz with the extraordinary story of three Americans who tackled a suspected terrorist on Friday on a train in Northern France. The question being asked is this: Were they displaying a distinctly American can-do spirit?

French train rescue shows how heroes are made: With military training

startribune.com — Europe's media is still abuzz with the extraordinary story of three Americans who tackled a suspected terrorist on Friday on a train in Northern France. The question being asked is this: Were they displaying a distinctly American can-do spirit?

Debate: How Dangerous Is Iran?

bloombergview.com — A few weeks ago, Bloomberg View economics writer Noah Smith wrote a blog post on his website, noahpinion, arguing that Iran was a fundamentally weak country. He bounced his idea off Bloomberg View's international affairs specialist, Marc Champion, who disagreed. They took the exchange online.
Aug 25, 2015

In which I argue with Noah Smith about whether #Iran really poses much of a threat to anyone: bloombergview.com/articles/2015-… via @BV

Aug 25, 2015

Is Iran weak and on the ropes, as @noahpinion says? Or potent, as @MarcChampion1 says? bv.ms/1Ehmap6 via @BV

Aug 25, 2015

Iran, blustering weakling or a major threat? @MarcChampion debates @noahpinion bv.ms/1Ehmap6 via @BV

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Heroes on French train had key training

courant.com — Europe's media is still abuzz with the extraordinary story of three Americans who tackled a suspected terrorist on Friday on a train in northern France. The question being asked is this: Were they displaying a distinctly American can-do spirit?

Want More Heroes? Bring Back the Draft

bloombergview.com — Europe's media is still abuzz with the extraordinary story of three Americans who tackled a suspected terrorist on Friday on a train in Northern France. The question being asked is this: Were they displaying a distinctly American can-do spirit?
Aug 24, 2015

RT @business: Would reintroducing compulsory military service spread some can-do spirit around? bloom.bg/1PNd1pd pic.twitter.com/enzIpuumSq

Aug 24, 2015

RT @business: Would reintroducing compulsory military service spread some can-do spirit around? bloom.bg/1PNd1pd pic.twitter.com/enzIpuumSq

Aug 25, 2015

My piece on what avoided train massacre in Francesays about importance of training, as much as heroism bv.ms/1Pv9wD3 via @BV

Meet Simba, lion cub rescued in eastern Ukraine

kyivpost.com — Aug. 22, 2015, 3:32 p.m. | Ukrainian soldiers found Simba, the lion cub, in the country's war-torn eastern region Donbas when he was three months old. The cub was wandering the streets near Luhansk alone. Now the 11-month-old lion lives in a shelter in Kyiv while his guardians look for a suitable new home for him.

Europe's Shell Game With Ukraine

bloombergview.com — How much has Europe spent to support Ukraine's economy since Russia annexed Crimea and stoked a war to destabilize a new government in Kiev? The short answer is, not enough. A successful financial rescue for Ukraine would make it clear, both to the Kremlin and Ukrainians, that the economy can withstand Russian pressure.
Aug 21, 2015

How much of EU's 11 billion euros for Ukraine is aimed at the crisis? Hard to tell exactly, but not enough. bv.ms/1hQlvk9 via @BV

Aug 21, 2015

Hey Europe -- Ukraine could use some Greece relief, says @MarcChampion1 bv.ms/1hQlvk9 via @BV

Turkey wants lessons in democracy? Africa has an answer for it - in Tunisia

mgafrica.com — WHEN it comes to democracy, perhaps Tunisia should now be teaching Turkey. After the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011, it seemed as if it would be the other way around. Then, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, now president, toured the region in triumph, promoting the so-called Turkish model of reconciling Islamism with democracy to produce prosperity.

What Tunisia Could Teach Turkey About Democracy

bloombergview.com — When it comes to democracy, perhaps Tunisia should now be teaching Turkey. After the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011, it seemed as if it would be the other way around. Then, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, now president, toured the region in triumph, promoting the so-called Turkish model of reconciling Islamism with democracy to produce prosperity.
Aug 14, 2015

RT @business: When it comes to democracy, perhaps Tunisia should now be teaching Turkey bloom.bg/1EsnsrP pic.twitter.com/DX8I0hV2AL

Aug 14, 2015

My piece on what #Tunisia can teach the "Turkish Model" on democracy now: bv.ms/1NuMtHN via @BV

Russia's Offensive Defense

bloombergview.com — What were Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization up to when they conducted large-scale military exercises over the past year? A report published Wednesday ignores bland official explanations and concludes, based on what moved where during the two maneuvers, that each was preparing for invasion by the other.
Aug 12, 2015

My piece on a new report on Russia and NATO exercises, and the thin line between offence and defense. bv.ms/1DLLdQD via @BV

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Sep 03, 2015

What a photo of a dead child can do: Eastern Europe moderates opposition to refugee quotas - on.ft.com/1Qal8wp via @FT

Sep 03, 2015

Here's reasons immigrants sink and drown in short crossings from Turkey to Greek islands, all avoidable -- hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?P… via @HDNER

Sep 02, 2015

Why Europe can't let hungary-style xenophobia run refugee policy: bv.ms/1JNl2Fv via @BV

Sep 02, 2015

Good piece from @WilliamPesek on why Alibaba's a better growth indicator than Chinese GDP no.s -- bv.ms/1hwa2FV via @BV

Aug 28, 2015

Agree with this re: the silliness on arguing for Iran deal because it'll bring light and cooperation to Mid East -- wpo.st/ZgOX0


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