Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent and a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. Kinzer spent more than twenty years working for The New York Times, primarily as a foreign correspondent. He was the Times bureau chief in Nicaragua during the 1980s and reported from Germany during the early 1990s. In 1996, he was named chief of the Times bureau in Istanbul. Later he was appointed national culture correspondent, based in Chicago.
Since leaving the Times, Kinzer has taught journalism, political science, and international relations at Brown University, Northwestern University, and Boston University. He has authored several books, including Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008), Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America’s Future (Times Books, 2010), and The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War (Times Books, 2013).