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Mad About the '60s ... Wild Dr. Strangelove at 50 Reassures That Irrationality Is in the Past (Or Does It?)

William Bradley | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

One of the wildest black comedies ever made, 1964's Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb still stands today for its daring send-up of military and governmental leaders who take American us into nuclear war.

Book Excerpt: Management, and Fun, by Wandering Around

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

This is an excerpt from the forthcoming book, Field Notes from a Music Biz Life.

Is America Ready for China as an 'Equal Brother?'

Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

The WorldPost has obtained exclusive permission to publish a dialogue between Henry Kissinger and Fu Ying, which took place during a recent visit she made to the United States. Its candor and tone offer valuable insights into the thinking of these two important figures on the foreign policy of their countries. Fu Ying -- who was referred to as the "iron lady" during her time as China's ambassador to the U.K. -- is now the powerful chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress of China. Henry Kissinger is one of America's leading strategists and a former U.S. secretary of state.

Do You Hear The People Sing?

Nick Jefferson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Nick Jefferson

Henry Kissinger once famously asked who he had to call if he wanted to speak to Europe. For Americans, and perhaps much of the rest of the world, the clarity and simplicity provided by a single, united European voice has its attractions.

The Value of History

China Hands | Posted 11.13.2014 | World
China Hands

Schuyler Schouten, a Senior Director at Kissinger Associates, argues for the importance of studying Chinese history. US-China relations, once the pr...

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 4: Comparing the Jewish Protests of Klinghoffer with the Gay Protests of Cruising and by ACT UP

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

In the case of Klinghoffer, as in the case of Cruising, the bottom lines for me are simple. I am concerned about some of the rhetoric and tactics of some gay radicals, but I am a lot more concerned about homophobia.

Kissinger: Putin Is Not Stalin

Peter Mellgard | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Peter Mellgard

"Putin feels deeply aggrieved by Western actions, and he reacts in a manner that Peter the Great would have understood. It's brutal. But I do not think we face the same phenomenon as the Cold War."

WATCH LIVE: A Conversation With Henry Kissinger

Council On Foreign Relations | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

Henry A. Kissinger reflects on his role in the Cold War, as part of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall Symposium. ...

Where Henry Kissinger's Dark Wisdom Blinds Him

Jim Sleeper | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

I hope that Americans will consider these blind spots, along with Kissinger's occasional indulgences of cold-blooded brutality, before over-praising his troves of wisdom and occasional elegance.

Turns Out Henry Kissinger Really Despised Castro and the Cubans

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Thanks to the good folks and diligent researchers at the National Security Archive--a research organization at George Washington University--Americans will now be able to add another placeholder for the former Secretary of State: hater of the Castros.

Week to Week News Quiz for 10/3/14

John Zipperer | Posted 12.03.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

What do the Federal Reserve, chicken corpses, and umbrellas have in common? More than the usual; find out in our Week to Week news quiz. Here are so...

It's Time to Talk About Cuba, Part 2

Kate Oberdorfer | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Kate Oberdorfer

Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, provoked by Cuba's military presence in Angola, wanted to stop its military from spreading to other African countries and organized the Washington Special Actions Group to draw the plans.

Gary Hart and Richard Nixon, Pt. 1

Ken Toltz | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Ken Toltz

As a 1974 high school junior, I couldn't envision that a day would come 10 years later where I would join Hart's initial 1984 insurgent presidential campaign challenging establishment candidate VP Walter Mondale.

Kissinger's New Book

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Obama, ISIS, Kissinger and Clausewitz: American Military Force in Religious Conflicts

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Obama now faces a transformation of his signature policies that reduced violence as a tool of foreign policy. He will have no allies in the anti-Obama crowd whose desire to see him fail often outstrips their pursuit of the national interest. He is being tested and he is alone.

Henry Kissinger: Iran 'A Bigger Problem Than ISIS'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that Iran "is a bigger problem than ISIS." In an interview with NPR that was released on Saturday, K...

John Kerry Hosts Rare Reunion Of Secretaries Of State

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry warned Wednesday against creeping American isolationism, making the case that U.S. global leadership...

KISSINGER: World Order Crumbling

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan's young democracy is on the ...

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 3: Beckmesser, Kissinger and the Klinghoffer Controversy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Playing out before us is the Wagner situation redux. In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.

Henry Kissinger Recovering After Heart Surgery

Reuters | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, July 15 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger underwent heart surgery at a New York City...

Watch: Henry Kissinger On Cooperation And Power In U.S.-Asia Relations

Asia Society | Joshua Rosenfield | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

Originally posted to asiasociety.org. NEW YORK — Although the use of force is “not excluded” from relations among Asian countries, larg...

WATCH LIVE: Asia Society Policy Institute Launch

Asia Society | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

To watch a livestream of the Asia Society Policy Institute's formal launch ceremony, held in New York City at 9:15 a.m. on April 8th, click here. ...

World History Shows U.S.- Russia Relations Must Move Beyond Fear and Conflict

David Miles | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Tensions between the West and Russia will only be diffused when both sides begin displaying the same level of sensitivity to the concerns of the other that Kennedy's team brought to bear in resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Before Snowden, Before Wikileaks, Before the Church Committee, Before Deep Throat, Before The Pentagon Papers... There Was The Burglary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Forty-three years ago this month, an obscure branch office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations located in a Philadelphia suburb was burgled. All their files were stolen (being 1971, these files were all on paper) and whisked away to a secret hideout, then they were sorted and sent to the media.

Obama, Putin and Ukraine: No Charge of the Light Brigade But A Big Unnecessary Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Even though Putin lectured Obama at length, after forcing him to come to his dacha outside Moscow, about Russia's concerns, with a very special emphasis on Ukraine, the reality that the administration had to deal not with a nice ally and potential buddy but a tough guy with very clearly defined limits did not sink in.