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Nick Spicer

Nick Spicer is a Canadian who has lived in European capitals for some 20 years. Currently, he is Al Jazeera’s Berlin Correspondent.

Nick has nearly two decades of reporting experience with National Public Radio, CBC Television and Radio, The Economist Intelligence Unit, The Christian Science Monitor, and other publications.  He also covered conflicts in Iraq, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Chechnya.

Before moving to Berlin for Al Jazeera,  Nick worked as a correspondent in Washington, covering notably the election of Barack Obama.

Nick holds a degree in International Relations from SciencesPo University in Paris, and a degree in English literature from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

Europe

Karadzic's attempt to 'come clean'

Former Bosnian-Serb president, standing trial in The Hague, presents himself as a man of medicine and peace.

Europe

Ro-Ro Yoyo of the Euro

Why don't we question the markets? According to the world's commentariat, the euro should be dead already.

Europe

Can we please stop calling Merkel the Iron Lady?

The parallel between the Germany chancellor and Margaret Thatcher is wrong-headed for three reasons.

Politics

Is Karzai losing US support?

Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports on a change in approach in Obama's Afghanistan policy.

Politics

Obama's Palestinian conundrum

Question of Hamas lurks in the shadows as Mahmoud Abbas visits White House.

Politics

Risky agenda for Obama Canada trip

Tough talks on Afghan troops and trade in Obama's first official foreign trip.

Politics

Global cost of US stimulus plan

Could the world pay a price for Barack Obama's plan to kickstart the US economy?

Politics

Alaska holds key to Democrat senate

Republican senator's legal problems could give Democrats complete US senate control.

Politics

New battle looms over S Ossetia

Russia and Georgia are now set to face off in the international courts.

Politics

Canada faces Afghan mission strains

Veterans and politicans say Nato allies have left them out in the cold.

Politics

Canada faces Afghan mission strains

Veterans and politicans say Nato allies have left them out in the cold.

Politics

Iraq's aftershocks felt in Alabama

Why the Iraq war remains a crucial political issue for two US families.