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Libya Is Not 'Another Rwanda'
Boston Globe - April 01, 2011
 

Rwanda

 
His Country's Saved, but He Can't Go Back
Washington Post, November 22, 2009
Review of God Sleeps in Rwanda: A Journey of Transformation, by Joseph Sebarenzi
 
Rwanda versus France
The African nation's attempt to shed French influence has led to a potentially spectacular court case.
Los Angeles Times, Nov. 14, 2008 (link)
 
Rwandan Genocide
International Herald Tribune · August 15, 2008
A devastating report on France's role.
Reinventing Rwanda
Los Angeles Times · June 22, 2008
There's a New Promise of Prosperity. So Why Are Human Rights Advocates Unhappy?
Big Gamble in Rwanda
New York Review of Books · Vol 54, # 5 · Mar 29, 2007
By Stephen Kinzer
After So Many Deaths, Too Many Births
New York Times · February 11, 2007
Rwanda, still haunted by genocide, faces up to the threat of overpopulation.
 

Turkey

 
New Turkey
Huffington Post – Sept. 18, 2010
 
Kinzer Heralds the Rise of the Middle Powers
Truthout - June 16, 2010
 
In Turkey, Rage at Israeli Raid Puts an Ally to the Test
Boston Globe, June 2, 2010
 
Heritage Reclaimed
After years of conflict, Turkey's tradition-rich Kurdish minority is experiencing a joyous cultural reawakening.
Smithsonian Magazine - June 2010
 
A New Role For Turkey
Boston Globe, October 15, 2009
No country's diplomats are as welcome in both Tehran and Jerusalem, Moscow and Tblisi, Damascus and Cairo. As a Muslim country intimately familiar with the region around it, Turkey can go places, engage partners, and make deals that the United States cannot.
 
Turkey Set to Play Key Role With US,
Says Turkey Expert
Today's Zaman (Istanbul), June 18, 2009
 
US Must Share Power In New World Order, Says Turkey's Controversial President
The Gaurdian · August 16, 2008
In his first interview with a foreign newspaper since becoming head of state, Abdullah Gül tells Stephen Kinzer of his vision for his country as a bridge between nations.
Will Turkey Make It?
New York Review of Books · Vol 54, # 5 · Mar 29, 2007
Nine centuries after Pope Urban II sent the first Crusaders off to fight 'the Turk,' 321 years after the Ottoman army besieged Vienna, Turkey and Europe are approaching a historic encounter.
 
Theater Review: Perhaps the First Production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" To Be Set In Modern Iran
Tehran Bureau, April 10, 2011
 

Iran

 
Time to Get Over the Iran Hostage Crisis
The harrowing 444-day ordeal that still poisons Iran-American relations came to an end 30 years ago today. Stephen Kinzer on conservative politicians and former hostages who say it?s time for the countries to bury the hatchet.
Daily Beast - January 20, 2011
 
Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi Suicide: The suicide of the shah's son is the latest tragedy for a dynasty drenched in blood.
Daily Beast - January 5, 2011
 
India’s sound advice on Iran
Boston Globe - November 13, 2010
 
My Dinner With Ahmadinejad
Daily Beast – Sept. 23, 2010
 
Iran's Poetry of Motion
What an ancient Persian martial art form tells us about Iran.
Global Post - June 18, 2010
 
BP in the Gulf - The Persian Gulf
How an Oil Company Helped Destroy Democracy in Iran
TomsDispatch - June 29, 2010
 
Holiday In the "Axis of Evil"
A postcard from Iran, one of the world's great travel destinations, that only a few determined Americans get to see.
Global Post, May 25, 2010
 
Analysis: "It's Over" in Iran
A year after the street protests that shook Iran, residents whisper that the regime has won.
Global Post, May 17, 2010
 
Writer Calls Iran Our Best Hope For an Ally
Stephen Kinzer argues that it shares strategic and democratic interests with the U.S.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 21, 2010
 
Democracy Can Unite West, Iran
Politico, June 6, 2009
Because Iranians have had to fight so long and painfully for political freedom, they have a deep appreciation for its value.
 
Obama May Follow Bush's Foreign Policy
Politico.com, Jan. 9, 2009 (link)
 
Inside Iran's Fury.
Scholars trace the nation's antagonism to its history of domination by foregin powers.
Smithsonian Magazine, October 2008 (link)
 
Talks With Iran Could Benefit U.S.
Chicago Tribune · February 16, 2008 · PDF document
The United States and Iran are caught in a paradigm of hostility that has imprisoned both countries for nealy 30 years.
 
Iran, the Saudis and the New 'Great Game'
New York Times • 10/20/11
 
The Egypt Revolution's Coming Face-Off
Post-Mubarak, the country is experiencing a historic moment of unity, but it is entering an unstable period that could leave Egypt a stable democracy, like Turkey, or a chaotic nightmare, like Iraq. Stephen Kinzer on the looming clash between the protesters and the military.
The Daily Beast - Feb. 21, 20ll
 

US Intervention

 
Where Will Mubarak Go?
The dictator is riding out his resignation in his seaside retreat at Sharm el-Sheikh, but Egyptians won’t let him stay long. From Saudi Arabia to Britain to even Israel, Stephen Kinzer weighs Mubarak’s options for exile.
 
Dictators' Sons, From Egypt to Libya, Are Doomed
Qaddafi's son has been linked to arms smuggling. Saddam's kids were rapists and torturers. The children of despots often hasten their fathers' downfall. Just ask Mubarak.
The Daily Beast - Feb. 10, 2011
 
Mubarak Won't Run Again
President Mubarak has bowed to a popular uprising and will soon quit. Who's next? From Jordan's shaky monarchy to a Yemen regime scarred by WikiLeaks, which Middle East leaders could soon follow suit?
Newsweek - February 2, 2011
 
Egypt Protests Show American Foreign-Policy Folly,
While popular uprisings erupt across the Middle East, America stands on the sidelines. Stephen Kinzer on why the U.S. should abandon its self-defeating strategy in the region.
Newsweek - January 28, 2011
 
Luis Posada Carriles: Trial of the Terrorist Who Almost Killed Me
A CIA agent, who masterminded the downing of a Cuba-bound flight in 1976 that killed 73 people, goes on trial in the U.S. this week. Stephen Kinzer, who had tickets for the flight, reports.
The Daily Beast - January 11, 2011
 
Time to Turn Traditional Enemies Into Useful Allies
The Age (Australia), January 15, 2011
 
Where Is the Tea Party Revolution on Foreign Policy
Freedom Daily - January 6, 2011
 
New iPad app Based on "All the Shah's Men"
A group of cutting-edge designers and video artists has produced a highly innovative, interactive app called "Operation Ajax" about the 1953 coup in Iran. Here are announcements from the trade press:

"Operation Ajax" by Cognito Comics Available Now in the Apple iTunes Store
Cognito Comics launches its first graphic novel for the iPad
 
British Edition of "Reset: Iran, Turkey and America's Future"
Is Pubished as "Reset Middle East: Old Frieds and New Alliances:
Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey, Iran."
Kinzer to Promote New Book In London: for details click here.
 
Richard Holbrooke: A Consummate Insider Who Left Us Wanting More
Huffington Post - Decemeber 14, 2010
 
Report on speech at Baruch College, New York City
“The US needs to reset its own foreign policy.”
June 10, 2010
 

Obama's Deadbeat Diplomacy
The Daily Beast
, May 8 2010 (link)
When Obama appointed George Mitchell as Mideast Special Envoy, observers hoped he would be the game-changer in the Middle East. But as Stephen Kinzer reports, Mitchell’s mission has thus far been a big failure.

 
Off Base
Boston Globe, April 14, 2010
The US use of Kyrgyzstan as a military staging ground has caused it to turn a blind eye to conflict.
 
After 25 Years, a Visit to a Different Cuba
Boston Globe, February 16, 2010

Visiting any country after an absence of 25 years naturally offers a host of then-and-now contrasts.
 
Regime Change: Promise and Peril
New transcription of a speech delivered in June 2008 to the Future of Freedom Foundation in Washington, DC.
Part 1Part 2
 
Democracy Now: How to Overthrow a Government
video and transcribed
Choosing Fairness Over Objectivity
Wednesday Journal · July 1, 2008
Former NY Times correspondent Stephen Kinzer tells stories about the world that Americans need to hear.
 

Guatemala

 
Iran and Guatemala, 1953-1954: Revisiting Cold War Coups and Finding Them Costly
New York Times · November 30, 2003
Soon after the C.I.A. installed him as president of Guatemala in 1954, Col. Carlos Castillo Armas visited Washington. He was unusually forthright with Vice President Richard M. Nixon. ''Tell me what you want me to do,'' he said, ''and I will do it.''.
 

Nicaragua

 
Life Under the Ortegas
New York Review of Books · Vol 55, # 10 · Jun 12, 2008
During the 1970s, Dionisio Marenco was one of many young Nicaraguans who decided to risk their lives by joining the rebel Sandinista National Liberation Front. He helped rob a payroll office to finance the group, joined in planning spectacular commando raids, and narrowly escaped death in a firefight when he and a band of comrades stormed a police station in Managua. After the Sandinistas seized power in 1979, Marenco held several ministerial posts under President Daniel Ortega, and then became chief of the Sandinista propaganda department.
Downfall in Nicaragua
New York Review of Books · Vol 50, # 12 · July 17, 2003
When Arnoldo Alemán took office as President of Nicaragua in 1997, he seemed ready to make history.
 

Afghanistan

 
Afghanistan War: The Strange Vietnam Parallel
Daily Beast, Sept. 17, 2010
 
How We Helped Create the Afghan Crisis
Boston Globe, March 20, 2009 (link)
 
The Reality of War in Afghanistan
Despite their differences over how to pursue the US war in Iraq, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama both want to send more American troops to Afghanistan. Both are wrong.
Boston Globe, Oct. 15, 2008 (link)
 

Book Reviews

 
"Kinzer is a masterful storyteller. His cast of characters leaps off the page."
Review of "Reset" from NPR.org - June 27, 2010