Saul Landau was an internationally known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues. He was a fellow at IPS since 1972 and at the Transnational Institute since 1974 until his death in 2013. He wrote 13 books, thousands of newspaper and magazine articles and reviews, and made more than 40 films and TV programs on social, political, economic and historical issues.

Among his numerous accolades, Saul received the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting and an Emmy for his 1980 film, “Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang” (with Jack Willis), as well as the Letelier-Moffitt Award for his human rights work. He won a Golden Apple award for “The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in Chiapas” as well as first prizes in many festivals with films about Fidel Castro, Salvador Allende and Subcomandante Marcos. He was Professor Emeritus at Cal Poly Pomona University.

Saul’s columns can be read on www.progresoweekly.com and at saullandau.wordpress.com. Saul’s newest film is “Will the Real Terrorist Please Standup” (2011). It is available on DVD.

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IPS Fellow Saul Landau Receives Top Chilean Award

Landau accepts the Bernardo O’Higgins Award from the Chilean Ambassador for his work in human rights.

Fidel: Father of Modern Cuba

In spite of anti-Castro rhetoric, despite determined US policies to undermine — Fidel has done good for the world.

Filming Fidel: A Cuban Diary, 1968

Reflecting on an encounter four decades ago

A Bush & Botox World

This book explores the ironies of a time in which science explores the genetic code and masters the physics of instant global communication technology, while bible thumpers and talkers to Christ advocate medieval crusades to spread their order to infidels.

Cuba, Misunderestimated

It’s time to let Americans go to Cuba, erode the embargo and open the island to cultural and political currents that might bring pleasant and democratic winds of change.

Reflections on U.S. Double Standard on Terrorism

A Cuban expatriate has forced the administration to decide on terrorist criteria: “acceptable” acts of terrorism carried out against Cuba versus “unacceptable” ones undertaken against the United States and its allies.

North American Free Trade Agreement

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) sets guidelines for the elimination of most trade and investment barriers between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico over a 15-year period.

    Central Intelligence Agency and other Intelligence, chile, Cuba, Democratization, Drug Control, Mexico

    Will You Answer the Call for Moral Revival?

    Black Press USA | August 25, 2019

    Why Nonprofits Need to Center Human Rights in Our Work

    Nonprofit Quarterly | December 13, 2018

    Take Syria Seriously–And Stay Out

    Common Dreams | May 24, 2013

    Baseball Escapism

    The (Meriden CT) Record-Journal | September 23, 2012

    Baseball Escapism

    The (Logan County KY) News-Democrat & Leader | September 21, 2012

    A Move to Free the Cuban Five

    Truthout | August 28, 2012

    Smoldering Planet

    The Register Citizen (Torrington CT) | July 31, 2012

    Smoldering Planet

    The Liberty (TX) Vindicator | July 31, 2012

    Murdoch Gets Caught Red-Handed

    The Lake Isabella (CA) Kern Valley Sun | August 3, 2011

    Murdoch Gets Caught Red-Handed

    The East Texas Review | August 2, 2011

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