Henry Kissinger, born May 27, 1923, is an American statesman, diplomat, historian, strategist, and writer.
Kissinger understands not only history, but also political economy and international situation.
He was US Secretary of State and National Security Adviser. After Nixon, US presidents over past few decades have effectively invited him to White House to hear his opinion. He is known as one of founders of modern American diplomacy.
While some American presidents don't like him much because they think he's pro-Chinese and don't like his so-called realistic diplomacy, we still need to listen to his opinion.
Nixon and Kissinger
Bush and Kissinger
Obama and Kissinger
Trump and Kissinger
Many people call him former US Secretary of State, but many people directly call him Dr. Kissinger.
May 27 this year, Kissinger will be 100 years old, and at that age he is still preoccupied with international events.
Over past two days, Kissinger's remarks in an interview with British media have attracted attention of many people. There are two main topics related to Japan and Russia.First, Kissinger was worried that Japan could become the owner of nuclear weapons within five years.
Kissinger says: "Their (Japan's) course is very clear. Japan is moving towards becoming a nuclear country within five years."
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
There is no doubt about scientific and technological power of Japan. Over past few decades, United States has feared and envied Japan in many ways.
In Japan, right-wing forces are gaining upper hand, and Americans should be well aware of this. The Americans will never forget that Japanese "sneaked into Pearl Harbor" and Japanese will never forget two atomic bombs sent by Americans.
Japan Self-Defense Force
But if Japan wants to be a normal country, it must first fail here in United States.
The United States wants Japan to be a "little brother" and is always on lookout for Japan.Secondly, Kissinger believes that Ukraine's accession to NATO is in interests of both Russia and Ukraine.
Kissinger believes that Ukraine's membership in NATO ensures that Ukrainian government will not seek military solutions to territorial disputes in future.
Ukraine and Russia
I do not quite agree with his opinion, Ukraine's entry into NATO can indeed guarantee its own security, but NATO will not accept situation of Ukraine.
If NATO wants to increase its membership, consent of all existing NATO members is needed first, but there must be more than one member against this, at least Hungary will not agree, and Turkey may not agree.
Prime Minister of Hungary
Furthermore, during this interview with British media, Kissinger also suggested that United States should learn to coexist with China and that the United States should not misinterpret China.
Next, let's talk about Kissinger's status and contribution to American history:1. Kissinger created a new situation in American diplomacy.
Kissinger and Nixon
In 1970s, as Secretary of State, Kissinger adopted a policy of "triangular diplomacy." Thanks to diplomatic interaction between US, China and Soviet Union, international tensions were eased at that time, and an important contribution was made to world peace and stability.2. Contributed to normalization of relations between US and China.
In 1972, as Secretary of State, Kissinger visited China, opening a new chapter in US-China relations.
Nixon and Kissinger
His talks with Chinese leaders laid foundation for normalization of relations between two countries and brought new changes to world order.3. Made an important contribution to US national security policy.
Putin and Kissinger
Kissinger has an extremely high record in matters of national security. He advanced theories such as "the politics of balance of power" and "neorealism". reaching consequences.Summary:
As an important figure in history of American diplomacy, Kissinger's political wisdom and diplomatic skills laid a solid foundation for foreign policy of United States, and he also made important contributions to world peace and stability.
Its historical status is not only reflected in United States, but is highly valued and respected by nations around world.
In recent years, US Secretary of State Pompeo, Blinken and others should learn from Kissinger. #夏日生活打卡season#