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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 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.”

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Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

The US doesn’t even care about Syria — but we keep the war going

By Stephen Kinzer,

The security imperatives that keep us in Syria are fantasies of fevered military minds.

Stephen Kinzer

McKinley’s dream of a global empire

By Stephen Kinzer,

It may have been coincidence, but what God told President McKinley to do was also politically expedient.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Trump is gutting the National Endowment for Democracy, and that’s a good thing

By Stephen Kinzer,

The National Endowment for Democracy is a disgrace. Trump is right to end it.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Our institutions are under siege

By Stephen Kinzer,

Why do people cheer for the weakening of institutions that undergird our national life and the global order?