Controversial Kissinger, Died at 100

Sudan Events – Sumaya Sayed

Dr. Henry Kissinger, scholar and former US secretary of state, died at 100 at his home in Connecticut, Kissinger Associates, Inc. said in a statement Wednesday.
The statement did not provide a cause of death. Kissinger was born in Germany in 1923, and his family fled the Nazi regime to America in 1938.
In his time as a US Secretary of State, he dramatically shifted US relations in the Cold War, in Vietnam, and in China, though his foreign policy approaches were just as heavily critiqued as they were lauded.
He dominated foreign policy as the United States extricated itself from Vietnam and broke down barriers with China. Kissinger after he left government was dogged by critics who argued that he should be called to account for his policies on Southeast Asia and support of repressive regimes in Latin America.
In 1973, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for helping to broker the Paris Peace Accords, under which the US military agreed to withdraw from South Vietnam. But fighting went on for another two years, to devastating effect.

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