Henry Kissinger died at the age of 100 on 29 November. He was a highly controversial American diplomat, political scientist, geopolitical consultant, and politician who served as United States Secretary of State and national security advisor under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
He was the architect of American détente with the Soviet Union, the orchestrator of Washington’s opening to communist China, the broker of the first peace agreement between Egypt and Israel, and the man who led the US team in the protracted talks with North Vietnam which resulted in US forces leaving Indochina after America’s longest foreign war.
He was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1973.
For an obituary see The Guardian.