February 26, 2024

Diplomatic powerhouse and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger passed away at age 100. His geopolitical consulting firm, Kissinger Associates Inc. announced his death and plans for his funeral. In the 1970s, he played an influential role in US foreign policy under two presidents, participating in landmark US-Soviet arms control talks, the diplomatic opening of China, and securing the Paris Peace Accords with North Vietnam. Despite the international accolades, Kissinger’s role in supporting anti-communist dictatorships, like in Latin America, led to controversy, causing him to be viewed as a war criminal by some. Kissinger, a Harvard alumnus, continued to be influential long after his time in office, serving on company boards and providing advice to corporate leaders. Throughout his life, Henry Kissinger remained a controversial figure with supporters and critics alike.