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Turkey Revokes New York Times Journalist's Honor Over Erdogan Criticism

AP | Posted 05.29.2015 | Media

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish city has canceled plans to bestow a rare honor on a former New York Times journalist because of an article in which ...

Mission Accomplished? Syria, the Anti-War Movement, and the Spirit of Internationalism

Danny Postel | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Danny Postel

It's hard for me to share the peace movement's triumphalism. Yes, a US military attack was thwarted - good. But is that where the story ends?

Former New York Times War Correspondent Stephen Kinzer Still Hiding Behind Bushes

Bill Lucey | Posted 02.02.2013 | Media
Bill Lucey

After spending over 20 years with the New York Times, mostly as a foreign correspondent, Kinzer decided to leave the newspaper business in 2006 to teach and devote more time to his real interests in hot spots spanning the globe.

Steve Kinzer's 'Reset' Roles for Turkey and Iran (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Stephen Kinzer is a journalist of a certain cheeky fearlessnes and exquisite timing. In his new book he's ahead of the game again. The ink was bar...

Reset: Stephen Kinzer's Vision of a New U.S. Relationship with Turkey and Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Does Turkey's new, more independent foreign policy represent a threat to America? Or might it present an opportunity for a new alignment that addresses and de-escalates the conflicts of the broader Middle East?

CNN's Navarrette Gets Iran Wrong

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sanjeev Bery

While tempting, the calls to get tougher with the Iranian government fail to consider the legacy of 25 years of U.S. intervention against Iranian democracy.

'Rethink Afghanistan' Takes New 'Real-Time Documentary' Approach For Dialogue On Afghanistan

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The activist filmmaker Robert Greenwald has tried for years to speed up the production process for his documentaries. Now, he says, he is creating one...

What Is "the Most Dangerous Country in the World Today?"

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

Imagine a national dialogue filled with rational, thoughtful discussions on the issues surrounding Afghanistan. That is our goal.

Talk with the Taliban, Just Leave Your Troops at Home

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

The administration won't be able to give a negotiated reconciliation real credence until it gets away from the perverse foreign policy thinking that couples diplomacy with military escalation.

Why I Am Going to Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

From experience, I know the best guides are all of you. What are the key issues and questions that we should be focused on now regarding Afghanistan?

17,000 Troops Will Be "a Drop in the Bucket" in Afghanistan

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

2008 was the bloodiest year of this war to date, though it looks like 2009 will be much worse -- and not simply because our country is committing so many more troops.

Would It Kill Us to Apologize to Iran for the Coup?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If Clinton could "near-apologize" for the U.S. role in Guatemala, is it beyond the realm of imagination that Obama could "near-apologize" for the U.S. overthrow of democracy in Iran?

Kinzer: Surge Diplomacy, Not Troops, in Afghanistan

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

There are knowledgeable voices questioning whether increasing the deployment of U.S. troops to Afghanistan is in our interest, or is in the interest of the Afghan people.

Iran Accepted Pickering's Enrichment Proposal: Did Anyone Notice?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Iran appears to have shifted to a public diplomacy strategy; instead of simply making proposals to US officials which they expect will be ignored, they are attempting to speak directly to the US public.

Mr. Kinzer Goes to Washington, Seeking Real Diplomacy with Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

With regards to Iran, there is a consensus that the choices for the U.S. are diplomacy or war. But as long as "diplomacy" is defined as how we can compel Iran to say "Uncle", it is nearly certain it will fail.