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'Coverage of the Syrian war will be remembered as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the American press', says former New York Times correspondent Stephen Kinzer, for example (Boston Globe, 18 February 2016). In Foreign Affairs, American professor Max Abrahms has criticised ...
Former New York Times correspondent Stephen Kinzer sets out a very plausible reason why the US, UK and France keep intervening in Syria. It is not about children or chemical weapons. It is to prevent the Syrian government and Russia triumphing over the jihadists, as they have been close to doing ... Air Strike

Stephen Kinzer, a senior fellow in international and public affairs at the school, assigned the project as part of a course titled "International Journalism." In that project, according to The Brown Daily Herald, Kinzer requires students to write a "profile piece of a DACA recipient." Kinzer, whom The ... illegal immigrant
We know now Russia has interfered with our 2016 presidential election, but did you know that the U.S. has meddled in over 80 elections since World War II according to one Carnegie Mellon study? This hour, we look at how our country has interfered with democratic processes around the world. How do ...
The long history of debate over America's role in the world, and whether to be interventionist or isolationist. President Trump's "America First" nationalistic approach has been seen before. Lynne Olson talks about Roosevelt and Lindbergh pre-World War II. Stephen Kinzer goes back to 1899's Treaty of ...
America has been aggressively deploying its military on foreign soil since the late 19th century. As Stephen Kinzer shows in his book Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, we got our foot in the door of the regime change business all the way back in 1893 with our acquisition ...

Brown University's Stephen Kinzer says Trump actually has a good idea here, having proposed a crippling budget cut to the National Endowment for Democracy. This Reagan-era relic funnels money to foreign unions, political and civic groups, and others to pump up pro-American regimes, involving us ...
I rarely have the chance to watch TV, but I would be lying if I say I did not love political dramas. As a former student of Political Science, I see the way American politics is played out on television as a dramatized caricature of reality. My feelings are slowly changing with each passing day into the Trump ...
Students during an anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela on Feb. 17, 2014. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused Washington of plotting with the protesters and expelled three US diplomats in retaliation. By Stephen Kinzer March 14, 2018. Thank you, President Trump! Finally you have made a foreign ...
STEPHEN KINZER: This really is a remarkable episode, as you pointed out. So, it happened in 1983, soon after Reagan had come into office. Grenada is a tiny island in the Caribbean. Its entire population could fit into the Rose Bowl in California. That's how small it is. But the United States was looking for a ...
During World War II, some people in Poland cheered the Nazis and helped them kill Jews. Saying so is now a crime in Poland. A new law imposes prison terms of up the three years for anyone who asserts “that the Polish nation or the Republic of Poland is responsible or co-responsible for Nazi crimes.”.
Whenever trouble breaks out in Iran, adrenaline rushes through Washington. Hearts pound excitedly at the Pentagon, the CIA, the White House, and Congress. In recent weeks, reports of street protests in several Iranian cities have triggered this Pavlovian response. Once again, however, Americans who ...
Unpredictability is the hallmark of the new world disorder. No year in living memory was as astonishing as 2017. When it began, few could have imagined that the United States would trash its alliance with Europe, support a savage bombing campaign in Yemen, re-ignite conflicts with Cuba and Iran, and ...
As I drove home from my encounter with Stephen Kinzer, two thoughts lingered and linger still, as if they were professorial truths that fully open out only after they've had time to sink in. One concerns language. It is bracing, to put the point mildly, to read of how plainly spoken were those who first began the ...
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and White House chief of staff John Kelly watched a presidential appearance alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Vice President Mike Pence in August. By Stephen Kinzer September 16, 2017. In a democracy, no one should be comforted to hear that generals have ...
Stephen Kinzer is that rare correspondent who makes the leap from newspapers into history and lands standing up. He now lectures at Brown. I met him at his summer residence in Truro, the Cape Cod town that has been refuge for generations of writers and artists for a century or more. We sat on his porch ...
Indonesian Muslims at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta on May 26. Saudi Arabia has been working to pull Indonesia away from moderate Islam. By Stephen Kinzer June 11, 2017. Just a few months ago, the governor of Indonesia's largest city, Jakarta, seemed headed for easy re-election despite the fact that he is a Christian in a ...

Divine visitations are the most powerful of all dreams. For thousands of years, leaders have claimed to be following orders from God. It is a potent claim. Human beings, after all, are fallible and may be contradicted. When God speaks, believers must obey. Among those believers was one of the most devout ...
By one count, the United States has interfered in more than 80 foreign elections between 1946 and 2000. And that doesn't count U.S.-backed coups and invasions. We speak to former New York Times reporter Stephen Kinzer, author of “Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq.” ...
Smash the state! While we're at it, let's demolish social conventions, the World Bank, the FBI, and the State Department. Encrusted institutions are the enemies of freedom. To liberate society, we must attack and undermine them. Rebels throughout history have used rallying cries like this. They fueled the ...
Taught by Stephen Kinzer, a senior fellow in international and public affairs, the seminar aims to give students "direct experience with the job of writing journalistically about world affairs … through a combination of writing exercises and classroom discussions," according to an online copy of the ...
Although the story of the Spanish- American War has often been told, it just as often bears retelling, particularly when briskly chronicled by Stephen Kinzer, a former New York Times bureau chief in Nicaragua, Germany, and Turkey, and the author of books such as The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen ...
Tillerson's open-ended Syria war proves US is stuck in mideast quicksand. By Stephen Kinzer, opinion contributor — 01/23/18 04:15 PM EST 30. The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill. 353. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook FacebookShare to Twitter TwitterShare to ...
Persecution of THE Rohingya, the Muslim minority in Myanmar, has reached horrific levels. The government wants to push all of them out of their homeland. To encourage them to leave, it sends soldiers to burn their villages. Hundreds of thousands have reportedly been displaced. Hundreds have been ...
Re “US can't shake its fantasies about Iran” (Ideas, Jan. 7): I had thought the motivation for the elites not supporting the demonstrations in Iran was merely appeasement and moral cowardice. Stephen Kinzer provides a fresh insight. Kinzer wants the world to surrender to the ayatollahs, to welcome their ...
Whenever trouble breaks out in Iran, adrenaline rushes through Washington. Hearts pound excitedly at the Pentagon, the CIA, the White House, and Congress. In recent weeks, reports of street protests in several Iranian cities have triggered this Pavlovian response. Once again, however, Americans who ...
Whenever trouble breaks out in Iran, adrenaline rushes through Washington. Hearts pound excitedly at the Pentagon, the CIA, the White House, and Congress. In recent weeks, reports of street protests in several Iranian cities have triggered this Pavlovian response. Once again, however, Americans who ...
Unpredictability is the hallmark of the new world disorder. No year in living memory was as astonishing as 2017. When it began, few could have imagined that the United States would trash its alliance with Europe, support a savage bombing campaign in Yemen, re-ignite conflicts with Cuba and Iran, and ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during an appearance with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj at the State Department on Dec. 1. By Stephen Kinzer December 05, 2017. Most of us carry lists in our heads. They help us deal with the world. We have mental lists of people we like or dislike, foods we enjoy or avoid, ...
If you're an American citizen, cancel plans for that vacation in Turkey. Don't invite your Turkish friends to the United States, either. Recently Turkey and the United States stopped issuing visas to each other's citizens. This is more than just another travel ban. It is a geopolitical spectacle unique in modern ...
The aftermath of a bombing that destroyed three factories in Sana, Yemen, on Oct. 29, 2016. The Saudi-led coalition of Arab countries has bombed Yemen for more than two years in a war against Yemen's Houthi rebels. By Stephen Kinzer October 24, 2017. Wars that the United States is waging around the world undermine ...
As I drove home from my encounter with Stephen Kinzer, two thoughts lingered and linger still, as if they were professorial truths that fully open out only after they've had time to sink in. One concerns language. It is bracing, to put the point mildly, to read of how plainly spoken were those who first began the ...
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and White House chief of staff John Kelly watched a presidential appearance alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Vice President Mike Pence in August. By Stephen Kinzer September 16, 2017. In a democracy, no one should be comforted to hear that generals have ...
Stephen Kinzer is that rare correspondent who makes the leap from newspapers into history and lands standing up. He now lectures at Brown. I met him at his summer residence in Truro, the Cape Cod town that has been refuge for generations of writers and artists for a century or more. We sat on his porch ...
Rwandan president Paul Kagame greets supporters at the kickoff of his reelection campaign on July 14. By Stephen Kinzer July 22, 2017. KIGALI, Rwanda. Next month one of the world's most remarkable leaders, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, will be overwhelmingly re-elected to a third seven-year term. Kagame runs ...
A demonstration in Taksim Square, Istanbul, against the failed coup attempt on July 17, 2016. Turkey has remained under a state of emergency since, and a constitutional referendum was held and won with a narrow majority to convert the country's parliamentary system into an executive presidency.
Indonesian Muslims at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta on May 26. Saudi Arabia has been working to pull Indonesia away from moderate Islam. By Stephen Kinzer June 11, 2017. Just a few months ago, the governor of Indonesia's largest city, Jakarta, seemed headed for easy re-election despite the fact that he is a Christian in a ...
Excluding not only the current mass atrocities of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar and recent mass killings in Darfur but also other human-rights disasters, Stephen Kinzer is certainly overly cautious in his use of the term “genocide” (“Not every atrocity is a genocide,” Ideas, Jan. 21). His assertion that what ...
At the beginning of his book, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire, Stephen Kinzer explains that Americans' “enthusiasm for foreign intervention seems to ebb and flow like the tides . . . At some moments we are aflame with righteous anger. Confident in our ...
It looks like we may have a brand new squealer joining the passel of swine inhabiting Azerbaijan's sty of hackneyed howlers. Let's see whether he'll play well with the old timers: Alexander Murinson, Brenda Schaffer, Jason Katz, Stephen Kinzer, and all the others who prostitute themselves, in one way or ...
But interfering in elections is an everyday occurrence. According to historian Alfred W. McCoy citing research at Carnegie Mellon University, between 1946 and the year 2000, the U.S. intervened in 81 elections in foreign countries. Stephen Kinzer writes in his book Overthrow that the U.S. has overthrown 14 ...
“The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War” by Stephen Kinzer will be discussed. The Dec. 19 selection will be ...
But according to Stephen Kinzer, a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, this opinion ...
Stephen Kinzer writes in his book Overthrow that the U.S. has overthrown 14 foreign governments. Interference in elections has also become a ...
In his new book, “The True Flag,” award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer reveals how Mark Twain tried to thwart Theodore ...
I read Stephen Kinzer's “How to end an endless war” (Ideas, Oct. 29) with hope that melted into despair. Kinzer wrote about war resolutions and ...
“The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War” by Stephen Kinzer will be discussed. The Coolidge Corner ...
Wars that the United States is waging around the world undermine our security by turning entire populations against us and diverting our ...
Let my people go! For millennia this has been one of humanity's most stirring cries. People want to rule themselves, not be ruled by others.
Stephen Kinzer: All American foreign policy questions can be narrowed down to one sentence and, in fact you could narrow them down to one ...


 

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