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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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Other guests included media titan Rupert Murdoch and his fourth wife, Jerry Hall Murdoch, the former American model; former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and his wife, Nancy; Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his controversial wife, Scottish-born actress Louise Linton; and two Winter ...
In the Nixon years, the Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau, where I was a young reporter, hosted a popular after-dinner party. At one crowded party I was talking to my guest Ralph Nader when I bumped into somebody behind me. It was Henry Kissinger, who was with TV newswoman Barbara Walters.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and media mogul Rupert Murdoch are among the guest attending Tuesday night's dinner at the White House, along with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Here's the complete list of expected attendees provided by the White House, specifically ...
Apple CEO Tim Cook and media mogul Rupert Murdoch are among the guest attending Tuesday night's dinner at the White House, along with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Here's the complete list of expected attendees provided by the White House, specifically ...
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are hosting the administration's first state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte. Apple CEO Tim Cook and media mogul Rupert Murdoch are among the guest attending Tuesday night's dinner at the White House, ...
Instead, the guest list was dominated by Republican and administration heavyweights, such as former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and his wife, Nancy; Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his controversial wife, Scottish-born actress Louise Linton; French-born IMF chief Christine Lagarde; ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and media mogul Rupert Murdoch are among the guest attending Tuesday night's dinner at the White House, along with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Here's the complete list of expected attendees provided by the White House, specifically ...
Henry Kissinger, Tim Cook among guests at White House state dinner. By Luis Sanchez - 04/24/18 07:18 PM EDT 0. 4. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook FacebookShare to Twitter TwitterShare to Google+ Google+. inShare ...
John Bel Edwards, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, billionaire David Rubinstein, Maine Gov. Paul LePage, French Ambassador to the US Gerard Araud and other administration ...
General George C. Marshall and Dean Acheson in the Truman administration, Henry Kissinger in the Nixon and Ford administrations, and James Baker in the George H.W. Bush administration all demonstrated this capacity. Baker had the advantage of long-term close friendship with President Bush, along ...
It's worth noting that Fallaci was never disrespectful to her subjects — she was merely seeking answers. Her interviews became battlefields, whether she was sitting down with Henry Kissinger, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini or a Hollywood movie star. “An interview is an extremely difficult thing, a mutual ...
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 ...
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 People's ...
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 time ...
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 and ...
This has been a long time coming, frankly,” Hal Brands, the Henry Kissinger Distinguished professor at Johns Hopkins University, told Observer. “There's been a long history of Russia poisoning or otherwise targeting dissidents and exiles in the United Kingdom.” Because the chemical attacks in Britain ...

When he sent his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger, to meet secretly with the Chinese a year before he himself met with Mao, it was part of a grand strategy and coherent policy. Numerous Korea watchers I've interviewed since Trump took office have said the current U.S. president does not have a ...
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, later ...
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 French, ...
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 of ...


 

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