looking beyond borders

foreign policy and global economy

Archive for the tag “Kissinger”

America’s Worst Nightmare: Russia And China Are Getting Closer

It was a brilliant stroke in 1971, when Nixon and Kissinger took advantage of China’s fears of the USSR with the historic U.S. opening to China. That chess move created a strategic triangle with the United States in the catbird seat and turned ideology on its head, dividing the two communist regimes. Now amid a surprising attention deficit in the United States, tensions with Russia are resulting in Washington getting the short end of the stick, with risky implications for the global order: Sino-Russian relations are closer than they have been at any time in the past fifty years, giving them the chance to reshape the global order to their liking.

Read Here – The National Interest

Kissinger: The 20th Century’s Greatest 19th-Century Statesman?

When policy makers disparage Kissinger in private, they tend to do so in a manner that reveals how much they measure themselves against him. The former secretary of state turns 90 this month. To mark his legacy, we need to begin in the 19th century.

Read Here – The Atlantic

War In The Time Of Trade

Horrible history can make for poor diplomatic and political tiesdoesn’t always make for bad business. India and China are as good an example of this adage, as China and Japan are too. Henry Kissinger’s book On China begins with a fascinating snippet of what is being discussed fiercely in India these days – a border war 50 years ago that still troubles Indian decision makers and continues to be a cause of an internecine security debate in which the government is least keen to become involved. According to Kissinger, Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Zedong called his military and political leaders in October 1962 to discuss a border standoff with India and decided to break the stalemate. Mao said the two countries had earlier fought “one-and-a-half war” and it was time to wrap up the remaining half.

Read Here – Business World

Post Navigation

%d bloggers like this: