Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership

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As National Security Advisor to Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger transformed America's approach to diplomacy with China, the USSR, Vietnam, and the Middle East, laying the foundations for geopolitics as we know them today. Nearly fifty years later, escalating tensions between the US, China, and Russia are threatening a swift return to the same diplomatic game of tug-of-war that Kissinger played so masterfully.

KISSINGER ON KISSINGER by Ambassador Winston Lord captures Kissinger’s thoughts on the most momentous tests he faced during his tenure as NSA—the strategic approaches, the major milestones, the revealing anecdotes, and the stunning portraits of the larger-than-life world leaders of the era. He also holds forth on topics of lasting significance for world affairs, including the qualities of leadership, negotiating strategies, and the conduct of foreign policy. The result, in compact form, is both an illuminating backdrop for current events and an essential resource for future diplomats and historians.

Please join the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States for a conversation between Ambassador Lord and Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy. 


  • J. Stapleton Roy

    Founding Director and Distinguished Scholar
    Founding Director Emeritus, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
  • Winston Lord

    Former U.S. Ambassador to China