Mark MacKinnon (born 1974) is a Canadian journalist, currently the Beijing bureau chief for one of Canada's national newspapers, The Globe and Mail. A graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, he is a four-time winner of the National Newspaper Award, Canada's top reporting prize.
Before moving to China, he was based in Moscow (as bureau chief) and later Jerusalem for The Globe and Mail. He has covered wars in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq and Lebanon, as well as the revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine.
In 2010, he was one of two foreign correspondents trapped inside the sanctuary of Bangkok's Wat Pathum Wanaram during the violent finish to the rolling protests organized by the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, better known as Thailand's "Red Shirts." At least seven people were killed inside the Buddhist temple.
MacKinnon first book, The New Cold War: Revolutions, Rigged Elections and Pipeline Politics in the Former Soviet Union was published in 2007 by Random House in Canada, and by Carroll and Graf in the United States. It is "a nuanced study that demonstrates the continuity of conflict between the U.S. and Russia", and discusses the emergence of a new "Cold War" in the 2000s (decade).
MacKinnon has interviewed Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Israeli President Shimon Peres, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, as well as King Abdullah II of Jordan and former Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze.
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