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 former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger

Henry Alfred Kissinger, born Heinz Alfred Kissinger (May 27, 1923) is a German-born American writer, political scientist, diplomat, and businessman. A recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, he served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. After his term, his opinion was still sought by some subsequent US presidents and other world leaders.

A proponent of Realpolitik, Kissinger played a prominent role in United States foreign policy between 1969 and 1977. During this period, he pioneered the policy of détente with the Soviet Union, orchestrated the opening of relations with the People's Republic of China, and negotiated the Paris Peace Accords, ending American involvement in the Vietnam War.

Kissinger is still considered an influential public figure.[3] He is the founder and chairman of Kissinger Associates, an international consulting firm.

Kissinger was a member of the Founding Council of the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford.

Kissinger is also known to be a member of the following groups:

- Aspen Institute
- Bilderberg Group
- Bohemian Club
- Council on Foreign Relations

"A nation should not send half a million military personnel to a distant continent or stake its international standing and domestic cohesion unless its leaders are in a position to describe victory. This implies a definition of attainable political goals and a realistic strategy to achieve them."

Henry Kissinger, Ending the Vietnam War (2003)

"If there are things that have to be done, you should do them quickly. But you should get back quickly to normal procedures."

"military men are dumb, stupid animals, to be used as pawns for foreign policy."

Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger with Sarah Palin
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Cui Tiankai got meetings with the American political elite, from Hillary Clinton to Henry Kissinger, even before the Chinese emissary assumed his official post. Huntsman found mostly closed doors. The Chinese, he recalled in a recent interview, typically assigned American ambassadors to a specific level ...
In one famous episode National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger cancelled public events and feigned illness while visiting Pakistan and flew to the People's Republic of China. Nixon and Mao's chat was the culmination of a process, not the beginning. Moreover, Washington did not ask the ... Kim Jong Un Peace

In another meeting, Merritt says Nixon told him to deliver a copy of the letter (which Nixon allegedly taped to Merritt's stomach) to National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and not to tell anyone about it. Now, Merritt says co-author Douglas Caddy has notified the National Archive that Nixon's so-called ... Hide
There's a grand strategy: It is one of conveying a sense of fear in others and that will supposedly pay off in their change of behavior toward us," Charles Hill, a former senior advisor to President Ronald Reagan and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, told Observer. "It's a Hobbesian way of looking at things.".
Prince Khalid bin Salman, son of Saudi King Salman and the kingdom's ambassador to the United States, met Dr. Henry Kissinger, on Thursday, and enjoyed listening to his views and perspective on current world events. Kissinger shared with Prince Khaled his insights on regional developments ...

When Robert Mugabe was recently forced out of office after 37 years of increasingly brutal rule in Zimbabwe, he had been in the job so long that few recall how he got there. Fewer still remember that it was Henry Kissinger, of all people, whose negotiations to achieve black majority rule in Rhodesia, ...
Henry Kissinger, the US secretary of state and national security in the 1970s, once exclaimed in frustration: "Who do I call if I want to call Europe?" At the time there was no clear European leader to speak to. If the US wanted to arrange something it would have to separately fix it with the British, the ...
Before current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley started her job, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gave her this advice: "Put yourself in your adversary's shoes, understand what he or she wants and use that to guide your negotiations. You don't have to agree with them, and most ... UN diplomats
For about five decades the sonorous bass tones and clipped German delivery have set the old man atop the world's competition for coolest, smoothest, most sincere and sage of all the Free World's persona; like Reagan, Mr. Kissinger he has always had a knack for disarming the opposition, for quickly ...
1:45 p.m.: Trump will meet with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at the White House. DAILY BRIEFING: Principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah will brief the press at the White House at 1 p.m.. TRUMP'S TWITTER THIS MORNING: “Will be heading over shortly to make remarks at The National ...
Henry Kissinger is known to have been advising President Donald Trump on China and North Korea issues over the past year, so the Senate Armed Services Committee paid close attention when he testified this week that North Korea is “the most immediate challenge to international peace and security.”.
Former US Secretary of State and veteran diplomat Henry Kissinger said on Jan. 25 that the best road to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula was through a return of the existing Six-Party Talks forum. Kissinger added that if that approach fails, an agreement should be sought by the US and China.
About halfway through writing my biography of Henry Kissinger, an interesting hypothesis occurred to me: Did the former secretary of state owe his success, fame and notoriety not just to his powerful intellect and formidable will but also to his exceptional ability to build an eclectic network of relationships, ...
But that raises the question: How often have Hezbollah or other militias backed by the Syrian government attacked Israel across the cease-fire lines Henry Kissinger negotiated in 1974? The answer is never. Israel is capable of protecting its border with Syria, where a U.N. disengagement force has been in ...
To be sure, he'd previously hinted of seeking better relations, and his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger, had secretly visited Beijing on several diplomatic missions. But, that said, pingpong diplomacy has to be seen as having played a role. Is it possible to imagine a similar thawing of relations with ...

The founder of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, and Allison's mentor, Henry Kissinger, encouraged him to study what was happening in China. Allison discussed his historical study dating back 500 years during which he identified 16 cases of a rising power threatening an established power-and in 12 of those ...
The CPA was headed by Paul Bremer, the former managing director of Kissinger Associates, an influential consulting firm founded by Henry Kissinger, a former secretary of state and war criminal. It quickly became clear that toppling Saddam wasn't the U.S.' only goal. The powers taking control of the Iraqi ...
At a breakfast Tuesday at the Union League Club, the former secretary of state humbly quipped that he had “run errands for 10 presidents” before discussing North Korea's nuclear capability and its impact on South Korea and Japan. Guests of the London Center for Policy Research, the conservative think ...
Everyone wants to be president; it's the biggest affirmation life can be bestow, assuming the election of Donald Trump hasn't ruined it, the way Henry Kissinger winning the Nobel Peace Prize forever tarnished the honor. The question shouldn't be: “Would she do it?” Or even, “Would she win?” The question ...
The palatial River House (1931), for instance, which sits on a bluff 40 feet above the East River between 52nd and 53rd Streets, is as famous for the celebrities the cooperative rejected (Joan Crawford, Gloria Vanderbilt) as for those who bought in (Henry Kissinger, Uma Thurman). Turtle Bay Gardens is a ...
Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced ex-governor of New York, threatened to stab a man in the penis at a Greek restaurant in Manhattan on January 2, the New York Post reported. According to the man and one other witness, Spitzer's threat came after the diner, Jamie Antolini, goaded Spitzer by loudly praising the ...
An Israeli man armed with two knives was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly scrawling a swastika on a bust of Yitzhak Rabin, the assassinated Prime Minister of Israel, the Jerusalem Post reported. Police reported that the man was drunk and was also carrying writing utensils. He was picked up ...
A close U.S. relationship with Pakistan is longstanding, including the facilitating role Pakistan played when President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger opened the door to U.S.-China relations. But now it has been suggested that Mr. Trump's government is seeking to switch America's ...
Henry Kissinger described the relationship between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump's Jewish family members as a “war between the Jews and the non-Jews”. The former Secretary of State to presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford made the remark to the author Michael Wolff when describing the ...
The close U.S. relationship with Pakistan is longstanding, including the facilitative role Pakistan played when President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger were working to open the door to U.S.-China relations. It has been suggested that Mr. Trump's government is seeking to switch ...
Henry Kissinger knows a few things about wars, about Jews, and about the White Houses. But his quip to journalist Michael Wolff on the subject, as quoted in Wolff's bombshell new book about President Donald Trump and his circle, is setting some heads a-scratching. “It is a war between the Jews and the ...
For 25 years The Florida Forum has brought in a great variety of speakers to benefit Wolfson Children's Hospital. Former speakers have ranged from Henry Kissinger and Cokie Roberts to Jay Leno and James Earl Jones. The final two Forums for the season are Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein on ...
The invaluable information in the film is covered in more depth in Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith's 2010 documentary, titled in honor of Henry Kissinger's description of Ellsberg: The Most Dangerous Man in America. It tells of Ellsberg's decision to leak the documents and how this leak begat Nixon's ...
Within the Nobel community, for instance, we've had laureates whose actions would earn scorn, like molecular biologist James Watson, the 1962 Physiology or Medicine Prize winner who in his latter years suggested in a newspaper interview that Africans have lower intelligence, and Henry Kissinger, the ...
A new book from political journalist Michael Wolff may contain bombshell information about the inner workings of the Trump White House. At the very least, it will have plenty of juicy quotes. “My goal was not to write as an outsider looking in, but to find out what the insiders were really thinking and feeling,” ...
The failure of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger to restrain the shah's delusional ambitions when it mattered most aren't cited as examples of “Iranian moments” where Washington was right to do nothing. This reflexive belief that the United States is more apt to do wrong than right in Iran is today reinforced ...
It was Henry Kissinger who once asked: "If I want to call Europe, who do I call?" The modern day answer is Federica Mogherini, the European Commission High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security. But like Mr Kissinger in the 1970s, any Iranian waiting for Ms Mogherini to address the country's ...
He's intriguingly unselfconscious when he tells a long, rambling, profane anecdote about how Henry Kissinger wanted to have dinner with Jim Carrey around the time Man on the Moon, the Andy Kaufman biopic Zmuda consulted on, was being made. Zmuda encouraged Carrey to “just start drinking and ...
The ongoing renegotiating of the North American Free Trade Agreement is being presented as a good way to increase sales of our Nebraska agricultural products and boost our nation's economy. As we should have learned from the original debate and passage of NAFTA in 1993, the similar promises of ...
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger two months ago stated that Israel would further widen its territorial influence. Political pundits had also feared that after the Arab spring revolution, there was a likelihood that due to the internal strife, Arab countries' hostility would intensify and they could be at ...
By now I should be Henry Kissinger, but in fact I struggle to negotiate between Ready Brek or toast. At six o'clock, the whir and click of the central heating is followed by the clanking of the pipes as the house stretches out its limbs for the morning. It's still dark outside, it's still not OK that I am awake, in this ...
By voluntarily acceding to the request of Jadhav's wife and mother for access to the Indian spy Pakistan took the moral high ground. Disputes with India apart, the wish of a man condemned to death to meet his family deserved humanitarian consideration. But was the permission simply inspired by ...
Henry Kissinger has been to the White House a few times, but there is no sense that the president or his advisers are really interested in outside counsel. It's a remarkably solipsistic administration, but then again, given Trump's congenital solipsism, this probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise.
In large part, this new focus was a reaction to the realpolitik philosophy of Henry Kissinger, which saw concern for human rights as an impediment to effective foreign policy that was likely to damage necessary alliances. This was perhaps most vividly illustrated by Kissinger's support for Gen. Augusto ...
After the attempted coup in July 1971, Hassan II became suspicious of the Americans to the point that CIA agents in Morocco were unaware of the Green March project. A State Department document states that Henry Kissinger, the former United States Secretary of State, was certain that the king was ...
Their record is unimpressive. Three such major initiatives during the tenures of Dwight Eisenhower (the “The New Look” that came out of Project Solarium and the NSC 162-2 report), Richard Nixon (the detente best articulated in Henry Kissinger's “A New Strategy for Peace” report to Congress), and Ronald ...
In regard to Bannon meeting with Kissinger, what has changed in regard to Kissinger's China outlook as an advocate of global plutocracy? In a word: nothing. Former White House aide Steve Bannon reportedly had two meetings with Henry Kissinger in September 2017, regarding China. The story was first ...
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Henry Kissinger came to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday to bestow his advice on a raft of global security threats, but he began his testimony with a story about the committee's absent chairman, Sen. John McCain, who was in Arizona battling brain cancer. The 94-year-old former ...
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on January 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. The full committee heard testimony on global Challenges and U.S. National Security Strategy. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images). WASHINGTON — Former ...
In addition, I heard Kahn address a seminar run by Henry Kissinger, who later served as a top advisor to President Nixon. The assertion that nuclear explosive devices could be used in a “limited” way that surely would not lead to a full-scale exchange did not fit with what I was learning as a history major ...
To make the central message of his book more persuasive, Ellsberg could have cited the alarm sounded by the “Four Horsemen of the Nuclear Apocalypse” — Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, William Perry and George Shultz. In 2007, these four leading Cold Warriors, who served at the highest levels of ...
The Nobel Peace Prize committee has in the past made some odd decisions. Henry Kissinger was its most glaring error. When Barack Obama was awarded the prize in 2009, he had done nothing to deserve it other than making some good speeches. The case of Aung San Suu Kyi is different.


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