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Graphic shows life and times of Henry Kissinger.


حياة وسيرة هنري كيسنجر

By Duncan Mil

May 15, 2023 - بصفته مستشاراً للأمن القومي ووزيراً للخارجية، أثر هنري كيسنجر بشكل كبير على السياسة الخارجية للولايات المتحدة الأميركية من العام 1969 إلى العام 1976 في عهد الرئيسين ريتشارد نيكسون وجيرالد فورد.

In 1969, for the first time, the United States and the USSR agreed to significantly slow the nuclear arms race with the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT).

The Vietnam War had settled into a deadly stalemate, dividing America. Kissinger led the peace talks, which allowed the U.S. military to make a secure and dignified withdrawal in 1973 after eight years of conflict.

The Nixon administration made a diplomatic rapprochement with mainland China to strengthen America’s position in Asia. The Communists had won control in 1949, estranging the U.S. After Kissinger’s secret negotiations with Premier Zhou Enlai, Nixon took a spectacular trip to China in February 1972 to seal the new relationship.

In October 1973, Israeli officials telephoned Kissinger to say that they were fighting off an invasion. Egyptian forces attacked the Sinai while the Syrian army was in Israel’s north. The so-called fourth Arab-Israeli War had begun. Nixon dispatched Kissinger to negotiate with Israel, Egypt, and Syria -- Kissinger’s famous “shuttle diplomacy.”

Kissinger’s successes make him a diplomat of historical stature, leaving his mark on the twentieth century.

PUBLISHED: 16/05/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images