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Journal of Transatlantic Studies

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 246–262 | Cite as

The scholar statesman: Henry Kissinger

  • Dieter Dettke
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    Quoted in Robert S. Litwak, Détente and the Nixon Doctrine. American Foreign Policy and the Pursuit of Stability, 1969–1976 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984), 49.Google Scholar
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  • Dieter Dettke
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  1. 1.Georgetown UniversityWashingtonUSA

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