A practitioner of Realpolitik, the German-born American politician Henry Kissinger played a decisive role in shaping U.S. foreign policy in the 1970s. He did this first as a national security advisor (starting in 1969) and then as the Secretary of State (1973– 77). During this period, he worked closely with Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and played a major role in negotiating the Final Act of the Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) in Helsinki in 1975. Here, Schmidt (right) welcomes Kissinger to Bonn.

Henry Kissinger and Helmut Schmidt (March 8, 1975)

  • Kurt Rohwedder


Source: German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt receives U.S. Secretary of State Kissinger, March 8, 1975. Location: Bonn. Photo: Kurt Rohwedder.
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