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Henry Kissinger news and analysis from The Nation
July 29, 2022
Trump Might Face Prison, but Bolton and Kissinger? Never!
John Bolton recently joked about helping to plan coups while in office. For those on the receiving end, like the thousands who died thanks to Henry Kissinger’s machinations, America’s coups abroad are no laughing matter.
September 16, 2021
America’s Afghanistan Amnesia
To scapegoat Joe Biden, the national security establishment covered up two decades of lies.
October 22, 2018
In the Valley of Death: Somaliland’s Forgotten Genocide
Thirty years ago, the US-backed Somali government slaughtered an estimated 200,000 people. Now survivors want US help uncovering the crimes.
May 16, 2017
The Unbelievable Man-Baby Fires Comey!
Just like on his old TV show…
May 11, 2017
What Kissinger Can Teach Trump about Surviving an Impeachment
It’s all showbiz—that’s how Henry escaped the Watergate dragnet.
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February 3, 2017
About That Kissinger Quote Neil Gorsuch Likes…
A joke? Who was it that said the use of jokes “points the way to their future uses”? It’s Götterdämmerung time.
December 21, 2016
American Foreign Policy Has an Empathy Problem
We need to understand the perspectives of important actors clearly enough to calculate the likely consequences of our actions.
December 9, 2016
Trump’s Taiwan Kerfuffle—and How the Policy Wonks Got It Wrong
The claim that he had no idea of the political and diplomatic implications when he took his call from Taipei does not hold water.
December 8, 2016
Mad Men: Trump May Be the Perfect Vehicle for Kissinger’s Philosophy
The elder statesman has always insisted on the importance of unpredictability, even irrationality, in diplomacy.
November 2, 2016
How ‘The New York Times’ Whitewashed the 1968 ‘October Surprise’—and Why It Still Matters
Ever since Nixon and Kissinger undermined the Vietnam peace talks to win that election, politicians have used militarism abroad to defeat domestic opponents.