Henry A. Kissinger

Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Biography: 

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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Nuclear bomb's tell-tale mushroom cloud
Analysis and Commentary

Next Steps in Reducing Nuclear Risks

by George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunn, William J. Perryvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Every American president since the end of World War II has sought to come to grips with the unique security risks and challenges associated with nuclear weapons.

Analysis and Commentary

Time to Join The Law of the Sea Treaty

by Henry A. Kissinger, George P. Shultz, Condoleezza Rice, James Baker III, Colin Powellvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 31, 2012

The U.S. has more to gain by participating in convention deliberations than by staying out...

Rockets
Analysis and Commentary

Deterrence in the Age of Nuclear Proliferation

by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunn with Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 7, 2011

The doctrine of mutual assured destruction is obsolete in the post-Cold War era...

A Safe, Reliable Arsenal

by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunnvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Nuclear weapons research and maintenance must continue, even as the world works to make nuclear arms obsolete. By George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, and Sam Nunn.

Common Ground in the Caucasus

by Henry A. Kissinger, George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Why the United States, Europe, and Russia must not permit the conflict in Georgia to blind them to their shared interests. By Henry A. Kissinger and George P. Shultz.

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Kissinger on War & More

by Peter M. Robinsonwith Henry A. Kissingervia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 21, 2008

Peter Robinson explores the global challenges confronting American today--from Iraq to Europe to Iran and the dangers of nuclear proliferation--with Kissinger, one of the country's most preeminent foreign policy practitioners. Kissinger asserts that the 1960s myth, that the U.S. government is somehow an evil enterprise, is alive and well. In this environment, he says, our leaders need to present a clear and educated vision of America's role in the world. (36:10) Video transcript

Defusing the Bomb Culture

by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunnvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 17, 2008

The growing effort to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. By George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, and Sam Nunn.

Getting to Zero: Part 1

with Philip Zelikow, George P. Shultz, Richard Perle, Henry A. Kissinger, Thomas Graham, Vladimir Dvorkin, Sergio Duarte, Graham Allisonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Getting to Zero: Part 1, the sixth session from the Hoover Institution's Reykjavik Revisited: Steps Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons featuring all participants. (57:11)

Getting to Zero: Part 2

with Philip Zelikow, George P. Shultz, Richard Perle, Henry A. Kissinger, Thomas Graham, Vladimir Dvorkin, Sergio Duarte, Graham Allisonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Getting to Zero: Part 2, the sixth session from the Hoover Institution's Reykjavik Revisited: Steps Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons featuring all participants. (1:14:39)

Regional Confrontations and Nuclear Proliferation

with George P. Shultz, Jack F. Matlock, Henry A. Kissinger, Robert Einhorn, Vladimir Dvorkinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Regional Confrontations and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation, the fourth session from the Hoover Institution's Reykjavik Revisited: Steps Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons conference. This event features discussant Jack Matlock. (47:44)

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