How have the great states and empires of world history evolved their distinct identities and attitudes? And how do these shape global relations today? World Order is the summation of Henry Kissinger's thinking about statecraft, strategy, the fates of nations and tectonic plates of history. 'Exquisitely timed, deserves to be read . . . World order depends on it.' Lionel Barber, Financial Times 'Magisterial.' Jonathan Powell, Daily Telegraph 'A sage in the age of disorder.' Christopher Meyer, The Times 'Compelling, vintage Kissinger.' Hillary Rodham Clinton, Washington Post 'Kissinger is unique . . . this book is his summa diplomatica.' Paul Johnson, Spectator, Books of the Year
Henry Kissinger served in the US Army during the Second World War and subsequently held teaching posts in history and government at Harvard University for twenty years. He served as National Security Advisor and then Secretary of State under Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, and has advised many other American presidents on foreign policy. He received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Medal of Liberty, among other awards. He is the author of numerous books and articles on foreign policy and diplomacy, and is currently Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm.