Unlikely Heir Obama Returns to Kissinger's Realpolitik

Henry Kissinger, the hawkish national security advisor to Nixon who popularized realpolitik, turns 90 this week. Few would have expected President Obama to pick up his mantle, but the erstwhile idealist resembles Kissinger more every day.
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, shown here with his wife Nancy, remains an influential public figure.

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, shown here with his wife Nancy, remains an influential public figure.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan