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Kissinger Given 'Full Monty' By TSA Agents

Posted 05.14.2012 | Travel

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger received little love from TSA agents at New York's LaGuardia airport on Friday when he was patted down. T...

Cinema As Historical Conscience: Post-Mortem Final Screenings In NYC Today (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 06.24.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

I'm re-posting this review from NYFF#48 to earnestly remind fans of engagé cinema that today is their last chance to screen Post-Mortem, an essential, unflinching meditation on Chile's semi-recent history -- and by extension, its (and our own) ongoing internal reckoning.

Kissinger And Scowcroft Weigh In On Nuclear Reductions, Governor Romney Should Listen

Jon Wolfsthal | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Jon Wolfsthal

He has already tried to channel an early version of Ronald Reagan by casting Russia as America's great enemy. Will he continue to maintain that Russia is America's "number one geopolitical foe" (they are not)?

Nixon in China, 40 Years Later

Winston Lord | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Winston Lord

Myth: Henry Kissinger was the first American official in China since 1949. Fact: On Kissinger's secret trip to China in July 1971, my dad conveniently made sure he was at the front of the Pakistani-piloted plane as it entered Chinese airspace. Some would say he ran to the front.

Beware the Brokered Convention!

Ken Blackwell | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

If we think the products of past brokered conventions were good for America, good for good for the conservative cause, or even good for the Republican Party, we should think again. A brokered convention could only leave us all, well, broker.

Cyber Threats -- and Remedies -- Get Overdue Airing

David Tereshchuk | Posted 03.16.2012 | Technology
David Tereshchuk

Thank you, Digital Revolution. You've given us many benefits, to be sure, but now this. We are living, apparently, at the mercy of people with the manners of a chimpanzee and the tongue of a Sicilian fishwife.

Presidential 'Contest' Pales Beside China Challenge

David Tereshchuk | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
David Tereshchuk

Defense Department correspondents and commentators did not have to read between the lines much to pass on the twin message that our armed forces will be managed in a leaner fashion and with a decided tilt strategically toward countering threats in Asia.

'I'm Not Supposed To Know Anything About Foreign Policy'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain defended his foreign policy knowledge following a disastrous editorial board interview where he struggle...

How is the New York Times Book Review Doing?

Steve Kettmann | Posted 01.16.2012 | Books
Steve Kettmann

If a call came tomorrow and you were asked to take over as editor of the Times Book Review, what, if any, changes would you make?

Henry Kissinger's Grand Strategy Takes a New Turn at Yale

Jim Sleeper | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

It's no judgment against John Gaddis' George F. Kennan: An American Life to suggest that now, after years of dancing around each other, its author and its reviewer have learned to make use of each other, as they are doing here now.

Khan Goes to China -- Unusual Invitation for Man Who Has Never Been in Government

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Pakistan's emerging frontrunner in the next elections, Imran Khan has displayed in a remarkable first, his consummate skill as a rising statesman as well as politician.

Henry Kissinger Sounds Off On Herman Cain 'Smoking' Ad

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain met with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger Thursday in New York to discuss foreign policy, but t...

Amanda Terkel

Herman Cain Reveals Limited Foreign Policy Knowledge

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain raised more questions about his knowledge of foreign policy on Sunday, saying he doesn't know any...

On Lincoln Center's Latinbeat: The Death of Pinochet

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

For most Americans, it may be hard to believe there is another nation on Earth for whom 9/11 is a defining day -- but to Chileans, it is, and was so, long before ours. In fact, Chile's 9/11 occurred with the aid of unseen US influence facilitating a bloody military coup d'etat.

Somalia: Henry Kissinger and Me, Circa 1980

Richard Walden | Posted 10.08.2011 | World
Richard Walden

At the time of Ronald Reagan's election, Somalia was sagely thought by Henry Kissinger to be ready for a tour de force, however off our collective radar screen it was at that time.

Whitewashing Red China: A Review of Henry Kissinger's On China

Ian Fletcher | Posted 08.29.2011 | Books
Ian Fletcher

Henry Kissinger's new book endorses precisely the status quo that the moneymen who fund his jet-set socialite lifestyle surely crave. It offers nothing to address the fact that China is successfully waging a relentless war of economic attrition against the United States.

Spotted Reading In Public: What's Everyone Else Reading This Summer?

Posted 08.21.2011 | Books

After a long, harsh winter, it is finally really warming up outside. And, boy, does it feel great! We're sure you're daydreaming of the exotic vaca...

My Conversation With Dr. Henry Kissinger

Tavis Smiley | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

2011-06-21-kissinger.jpgI spoke at length with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger about a number of critical issues facing China, including the intersection of environmental and economic forces.

Former Secretary Of State Kissinger: China, U.S. Need To Set Cyber Limits

Posted 08.14.2011 | World

The United States and China will need to work out a high-level understanding to limit cyber attacks and spying, U.S. elder statesman Henry Kissing...

Measuring Quick Sand

Matthew Hoh | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Matthew Hoh

All of the data and evidence available makes it clear: the insurgency's momentum and tempo of operations has not been adversely affected by our surge in Afghanistan.

A Tale of Two Books: Henry Kissinger's On China & Robert Bickers' Scramble for China

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 08.07.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Both are by authors who assume that to make sense of today's China, we need to understand the clashes between China and the West of what in the PRC is called China's "century of humiliation," lasting from the 1840s through the 1940s.

New Documentary On The Genius And Insanity Of Bobby Fischer

Dan Lybarger | Posted 08.05.2011 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

By the time he died in 2008, Bobby Fischer had proven that chess was more than a simple board game. His takedown of world champion Boris Spassky from ...

Your Summer Reading List

latimes.com | Posted 07.23.2011 | Books

What novels and biographies are coming? What's quirky? What should the kids be reading? Let our special reading guide of new and forthcoming titles he...

Bill Clinton Says He Followed Helmut Kohl's Lead

Steve Kettmann | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Steve Kettmann

I was on hand Monday night in Berlin with Angela Merkel and a tent full of luminaries to hear Bill Clinton give former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl the night of his life.

Afghanistan War: What Richard Holbrooke Really Thought

Steve Clemons | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The trends in America's engagement in Afghanistan bothered Richard Holbrooke greatly, and it's important for the Obama administration to take serious account of Holbrooke's concerns as the next steps on Afghanistan are weighed.