Henry A. Kissinger

Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Henry A. Kissinger is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. He was sworn in on September 22, 1973, as the fifty-sixth secretary of state, a position he held until January 20, 1977. He also served as assistant to the president for national security affairs from January 20, 1969, until November 3, 1975. At present, Kissinger is chairman of Kissinger Associates, an international consulting firm. For a detailed list of Kissinger's other activities, please see his biography.

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Recent Commentary

George Shultz’s Vision

by William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunnvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The late statesman dreamed of eliminating the danger of nuclear weapons. His allies continue striving to make that dream a reality.

A Discerning Heart

by Henry A. Kissingervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Remembering my friend, a man of wisdom and humility.

Nuclear Weapons

Building On George Shultz’s Vision Of A World Without Nukes

featuring George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunnvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Most Americans are too young to remember the fear and dread of an atom bomb or nuclear crisis.

In the News

George Shultz Had A Wise And Discerning Heart

by Henry A. Kissinger featuring George P. Shultzvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

He was a Marine, an economist, a diplomat, a patriot and a statesman. He was also my friend.

Walled Cities on a Hill

by Henry A. Kissingervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Long after this crisis fades, free nations must continue healing the world economy, restraining power, and pursuing justice and security. The democratic future is at stake.

Analysis and Commentary

The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter The World Order

by Henry A. Kissingervia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, April 3, 2020

The U.S. must protect its citizens from disease while starting the urgent work of planning for a new epoch.


Kissinger Discusses U.S.-China Relations With Niall Ferguson At New Economy Forum

by Niall Ferguson interview with Henry A. Kissingervia Bloomberg Politics
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Niall Ferguson and Henry Kissinger discuss the relationship between the United States and China.

In the News

State Department 230th Anniversary Celebration

interview with George P. Shultz, Condoleezza Rice, Niall Ferguson, Henry A. Kissingervia C-SPAN
Monday, July 29, 2019

On July 27, 1789, the Department of State became the first US government executive branch department to be established. Hoover Institution fellows George Shultz, Condoleezza Rice, Niall Ferguson, and Henry Kissinger celebrate the 230th anniversary of the State Department. 

Global Challenges and U.S. National Security Strategy

featuring George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissingervia United States Senate Committee On Armed Services
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellows George Shultz and Henry Kissinger both give testimonies before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

How To Resolve The North Korea Crisis

by Henry A. Kissinger
Friday, August 11, 2017

An understanding between the US and Beijing is the essential prerequisite. Tokyo and Seoul also have key roles to play.