Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Stephen Kinzer

Jair Bolsonaro threatens us all (written by Stephen Kinzer)

November 12, 2018 The Boston Globe

Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "In one way, though, Bolsonaro is scarier than any of those other political thugs. He is not only a provocateur who thrives by turning people against each other, but also a product of the darkest period in modern Latin American history."

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Oscar Romero: The saint I knew (written by Stephen Kinzer)

October 22, 2018 The Boston Globe

Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "As a young reporter in El Salvador during the late 1970s, I came to know the country’s highest-ranking cleric, Archbishop Oscar Romero. A few days ago Pope Francis elevated him to sainthood." 

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No peace prizes for politicians (written by Stephen Kinzer)

October 15, 2018 The Boston Globe

Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "The Nobel Peace Prize can give voice to the voiceless while telling the rest of us something we don’t already know. Unfortunately, the Nobel Committee sometimes succumbs to the lure of politics."

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Iran's best diplomat takes on US power (written by Stephen Kinzer)

October 1, 2018 The Boston Globe

Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "American leaders are threatening Iran in terms more vituperative than any the United States has ever used against a sovereign nation. To accompany their threats, they have embarked on the harshest campaign of economic sanctions in modern history." 

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