Henry Kissinger: Pragmatic Statesman in Hostile Times explores the influence of statesman Henry Kissinger in American foreign relations and national security during 1969 to 1977. Henry Kissinger arrived in the U.S. as a young Jewish refugee and went on to serve as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State to Presidents Nixon and Ford. The consulting firm he founded has advised every U.S. president since. In this book, Abraham R. Wagner reveals how Kissinger used his knowledge of history and international relations to advocate a realpolitik approach to U.S. foreign policy. Through seven selected primary source documents, Wagner tracks how Kissinger became an iconic figure in international relations that polarized opinion during 1969 to 1977, a critical and controversial period of American history. This book will be useful for students interested in American history and security studies, especially those with an interest in U.S. international relations during the latter years of the war in Vietnam.
Abraham R. Wagner
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Series: Routledge Historical Americans
11 July 2019
A / AS level
Acknowledgements Introduction: Henry Kissinger in American History and Foreign Policy PART I Henry Kissinger Chapter 1: The Early Years Chapter 2: Harvard and New York Chapter 3: National Security Advisor Chapter 4: China, Communism, and Arms Control Chapter 5: Secretary of State Chapter 6: Watergate and Exit from Government Chapter 7: The Later Years Epilogue: On the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy PART II Documents Selected Bibliography Index
Abraham R. Wagner is Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism and serves as a consultant to several government agencies. He served in national security positions for over 40 years and has since taught at Columbia University, USA; University of California, Los Angeles, USA; and New York University, USA.