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Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing
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Henry Kissinger news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
September 22, 2016
Bernie Sanders Speaks: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Building a Revolution
Plus, Edward Snowden on the NSA and Greg Grandin on Henry Kissinger.
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August 25, 2016
The First E-mail Scandal, Long Before Hillary Clinton: Iran/Contra
She’s not the first powerbroker to get into trouble for mishandling e-mails. Reagan aides Oliver North and John Poindexter were convicted of destroying public records.