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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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.

Analysis and Commentary

Out Of The Brexit Turmoil: Opportunity

by Henry A. Kissingervia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Europe should not treat Britain as a prison escapee but as a potential compatriot. And the U.S. has a vital role to play.

Analysis and Commentary

A Path Out Of The Middle East Collapse

by Henry A. Kissingervia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, October 16, 2015

With Russia in Syria, a geopolitical structure that lasted four decades is in shambles. The U.S. needs a new strategy and priorities.

Analysis and Commentary

Mr Lee, A Leader Of High Sensitivity Who Imparted Lessons To The World — Henry Kissinger

by Henry A. Kissingervia Malay Mail Online
Monday, October 5, 2015

I met Lee Kuan Yew when he came to Harvard (University) in 1967.

Analysis and Commentary

Kissinger: Great Things Cannot Be Achieved Without Some Sacrifice Of The Present For The Needs Of The Future

by Henry A. Kissingervia New Atlanticist (Atlantic Council)
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Remarks by former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger at the Atlantic Council's Global Citizen Award Ceremony in The American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York.