Kissinger, Henry A. - from Germany | United States

ID: 235657
Organization: EU
Country of meeting: DEU in the year 1987

56th United States Secretary of State (1973-1977), 8th United States National Security Advisor (1969-1975). A practitioner of Realpolitik, Kissinger played a prominent role in United States foreign policy between 1969 and 1977. During this period, he pioneered the policy of détente with the Soviet Union, orchestrated the opening of relations with the People's Republic of China, engaged in what became known as shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East to end the Yom Kippur War, and negotiated the Paris Peace Accords, ending American involvement in the Vietnam War. Kissinger has also been associated with such controversial policies as U.S. involvement in a military coup in Chile, a "green light" to Argentina's military junta for their Dirty War, and U.S. support for Pakistan during the Bangladesh War despite the genocide being perpetrated by his allies.

Activities in the Orangization:
Karlspreis, Charlemagne Prize of Aachen