Stephen Kinzer discusses the Iran Nuclear Deal saying "it decisively advances American security interests in the Middle East...this deal more or less guarantees that Iran is never going to become a nuclear power so that profoundly alters all security calculations in the Middle East," on FTM Radio.
Watson Institute Board Member Stephen Walt in Foreign Policy, writes "unlike neoconservatives, who never admit error no matter how often they are wrong, I spend a fair bit of time thinking about whether my diagnoses of key world events have been off the mark."
As part of the Choices Program's Teaching with the News lesson, "Refugee Stories: Mapping a Crisis", students will explore the human geography of the current refugee crisis, employ data to create a map of the crisis, examine one refugee’s story and use it to map his or her experiences, and consider challenges facing the international community and weigh responses to the crisis.
Jeff Colgan comments in AA Engery News, "lifting the ban could mean greater convergence between the price of WTI and Brent, which normally track quite closely to each other, but in some recent years diverged significantly".
On Tuesday, September 15th, director and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim '86 screened his film He Named Me Malalaat Brown University, hosted by the Watson Institute and the Swearer Center.
As part of the Choices Program's Teaching with the News initiative, students will understand the role of the U.S. in the debate about the Iran nuclear deal, identify the techniques political cartoonists use to express opinions, interpret cartoons about the Iran nuclear deal, and monitor and explain the implications of the congressional vote on the Iran nuclear deal.
Stephen Kinzer in USA Today, "ISIL terrorists would love to drag us back into the Middle East. Their grotesquely theatrical crimes, recorded on video and transmitted to the world, are intended to provoke Americans into intervening."
Stephen Kinzer writes about how the resignation of Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina on Thursday, followed by his arrest on corruption charge, signals that the country's political and social consciousness is rising dramatically.
Stephen Kinzer in the Boston Globe, "The history of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras is defined by repeated US intervention; all three countries have fallen into the abyss of instability, and thousands of their citizens are now fleeing toward the United States. These facts are not unrelated."