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Stephen Kinzer

Stephen Kinzer

Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning author and foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. His articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling.” He was Latin America correspondent for The Boston Globe, and then spent more than 20 years working for the New York Times, with extended postings in Nicaragua, Germany, and Turkey. He is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. His most recent book is The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War.

Articles by this author

 

Obama’s ‘Biggest Mistake’ Is Still Wreaking Havoc

The bombing of Libya scattered weapons across Africa and worsened instability in the region.

Stephen Kinzer ·


Our Response to the Coronavirus Demonstrates How Far America Has Careened Off Track

We can’t make the masks we need, but we pour billions into an unnecessary military build-up.

Stephen Kinzer ·



Make America More Like New Zealand, Costa Rica and Ethiopia

“A country where our environment is protected, where we look after the most vulnerable, where we support our families, where we make sure people have the most basic of needs, like a roof over their head.”

Stephen Kinzer ·


The Deal That Puerto Rico Didn't Ask for and Didn't Want

Puerto Rico remains devastated, but few in Congress or the White House seem to consider its reconstruction a priority.

Stephen Kinzer ·


Hoisting the False Flag

The alleged chemical attack in Syria reminds us that we should await clear evidence before falling into well laid traps

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The US Doesn’t Even Care About Syria — But We Keep the War Going

According to the logic behind American strategy in the Middle East — and the rest of the world — one of our principal goals should be to prevent peace or prosperity from breaking out in countries whose governments are unfriendly to us.

Stephen Kinzer ·


Trump Is Gutting the National Endowment for Democracy, and That’s a Good Thing

Though he's probably doing it for none of the right reasons, it may just be the best foreign policy decision he's ever made

Stephen Kinzer ·

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