Kissinger’s Last Advice on China, Russia Worth Heeding

Fred Fleitz,  November 30, 2023

This article originally appeared in Newsmax on November 30, 2023. 

Henry Kissinger, one of the world’s most famous diplomats and national security theorists, died this week at age 100.

Kissinger had a profound effect on U.S. national security, helping establish U.S. diplomatic relations with communist China, negotiating a cease-fire that ended the Vietnam War, developing the détente policy with the Soviet Union, and using "shuttle diplomacy" to lower tensions in the Mideast and negotiate peace agreements.

He was the only person to serve simultaneously as Secretary of State and National Security Adviser, a dual role he held in the Nixon administration.

Kissinger shared the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize with Vietnamese official Le Duc Tho for their work in brokering the 1973 Paris Agreement ending America’s involvement in Vietnam.

Kissinger was an influential geopolitical strategist for over 50 years and advised presidents from Nixon to Trump. During an eight-hour interview with The Economist earlier this year, he said "the avoidance of conflict between great powers" was the focus of his life’s work and offered some sage advice on how to deal with China and Russia.

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