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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 senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. His most recent book is “The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire.”

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Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Trump is strangling Venezuela with sanctions — and it’s not working

By Stephen Kinzer,

We used to overthrow foreign leaders the old-fashioned way: with our military. The new approach is just as egregious — and ineffective.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Oscar Romero: The saint I knew

By Stephen Kinzer,

Archbishop Oscar Romero combined unique moral authority with a fierce determination to use it as a weapon of peace.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

No peace prizes for politicians

By Stephen Kinzer,

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize went to two little-known humanitarians. Passionate activists need the attention.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Iran’s best diplomat takes on US power

By Stephen Kinzer,

Fate has given Foreign Minister Zarif the daunting task of foiling a global campaign aimed at bringing his country to its knees and forcing it to submit to American power.