Kissinger on Kissinger Reflections on diplomacy, grand strategy, and leadership

Winston Lord

Book - 2019

"In a series of riveting interviews, America's senior statesman discusses the challenges of directing foreign policy during times of great global tension. As National Security Advisor to Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger transformed America's approach to diplomacy with China, the USSR, Vietnam, and the Middle East, laying the foundations for geopolitics as we know them today. Nearly fifty years later, escalating tensions between the US, China, and Russia are threatening a swift retur...n to the same diplomatic game of tug-of-war that Kissinger played so masterfully. Kissinger on Kissinger is a series of faithfully transcribed interviews overseen by the elder statesman's longtime associate, Winston Lord, which captures Kissinger's thoughts on the specific challenges that he faced during his tenure as national security advisor, his general advice on leadership and international relations, and stunning portraits of the larger-than-life world leaders of the era. The result is a frank and well-informed overview of US foreign policy in the first half of the 1970s--essential reading for anyone hoping to understand tomorrow's global challenges." --

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Subjects
Genres
Interviews
Published
New York, NY : All Points Books 2019.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
xxi, 147 pages : illustration ; 20 cm
ISBN
9781250219442
1250219442
Other Authors
Winston Lord (compiler)
  • Statesmanship
  • Setting the scene
  • Opening to China
  • The Nixon-Mao Summit
  • Seeking stability with the Soviet Union
  • Searching for peace in Vietnam
  • Breakthrough and the Paris Accords
  • Initial advances in the Middle East
  • Negotiating styles and personal profiles
  • The foreign policy process
  • Strategy.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Faithfully transcribed interviews with the former Secretary of State discuss the challenges of directing foreign policy during times of escalating global tension, sharing insight into how the approaches of fifty years ago may be appropriate today.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Faithfully transcribed interviews with the Nobel Peace Prize-winning former Secretary of State discuss the challenges of directing foreign policy during times of escalating global tension, sharing insight into how the approaches of 50 years ago may be appropriate today.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In a series of riveting interviews, America's senior statesman discusses the challenges of directing foreign policy during times of great global tension.As National Security Advisor to Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger transformed America's approach to diplomacy with China, the USSR, Vietnam, and the Middle East, laying the foundations for geopolitics as we know them today.Nearly fifty years later, escalating tensions between the US, China, and Russia are threatening a swift return to the same diplomatic game of tug-of-war that Kissinger played so masterfully. Kissinger on Kissinger is a series of faithfully transcribed interviews conducted by the elder statesman's longtime associate, Winston Lord, which captures Kissinger's thoughts on the specific challenges that he faced during his tenure as NSA, his general advice on leadership and international relations, and stunning portraits of the larger-than-life world leaders of the era. The result is a frank and well-informed overview of US foreign policy in the first half of the 70s—essential reading for anyone hoping to understand tomorrow's global challenges.