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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.”

Latest stories

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Nicaragua on the brink of calamity

By Stephen Kinzer,

People may seem to accept government corruption, but political explosions can come without warning.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

The deal that Puerto Rico didn’t ask for and didn’t want

By Stephen Kinzer,

Washington’s response to Hurricane Maria vividly shows how unsuccessful 120 years of American rule over Puerto Rico have been.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Hoisting the false flag

By Stephen Kinzer,

History suggests that we should await clear evidence before falling into well-laid traps.

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.