Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Handle the Bear with care

April 28, 2016 The Boston Globe

Stephen Kinzer, a senior fellow at the Watson Institute, wrote an op-ed about a recent American foreign policy choice which might be seen as the second worst decision post-Cold War era. "When the United States decided to expand NATO, we believed Russia would smile gratefully while we pushed a stick in its eye. That was part of a larger delusion. Americans see our projection of power into other parts of the world as inherently benign and are shocked when others consider it hostile," wrote Kinzer, adding that the United States should withdraw some of its military dominance in Europe.

Handle the Bear with care (written by Stephen Kinzer) – The Boston Globe