World: An Interview with Kissinger

Détente should not become a tranquilizer

Henry Kissinger, in or out of power, is a judicious analyst of geopolitics. Last week the former Secretary of State discussed the global dimensions of the Iran crisis with TIME State Department Correspondent Christopher Ogden. Excerpts from the interview:

Q. How will the turbulence in Iran affect the surrounding area?

A. It is bound to magnify an already enormous unreadiness. Even before, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were re-examining their policies. Turkey was in a state of turmoil or, at any rate, in a state of reappraising its policy. Clearly,...

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