Skip to content
Foreign Affairs Trade

Monash Expert: Henry Kissinger’s legacy

Monash University < 1 mins read

Following the death of Henry Kissinger A Monash University expert is available to speak about the former US Secretary of State’s life and lasting legacy in foreign policy.


Daniel Steedman, PhD candidate, Politics and International Relations, Faculty of Arts

Contact: +61 413 530 153 or

Read more of Mr Steedman’s commentary at Monash Lens 


The following comments can be attributed to Mr Steedman:


 Henry Kissinger was one of the most important figures in the history of US foreign policy. With a prodigious intellect, his realpolitik approach to international relations propelled him to the positions of National Security Adviser then Secretary of State, and placed him at the heart of global affairs for over a decade. He was instrumental in key, often controversial, American policy initiatives in Vietnam, the Middle East, Europe and China.


“Kissinger, with President Nixon, was a principal architect of détente which saw a thaw in US – Soviet relations and a curbing of the nuclear arms race that had been escalating for much of the 1950s and 1960s. The pinnacle achievement being the Strategic Arms Limitations treaty (SALT) followed by the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty and the 1975 Helsinki Accord.


“Even after he left office, Kissinger remained intellectually engaged with global politics. He wrote voraciously about world affairs and often counselled world leaders and successive American presidents, from Reagan to Trump.” 


For more Monash media stories visit our news & events site:
For any other topics on which you may be seeking expert comment, contact the Monash University Media Unit on +61 3 9903 4840 or

More from this category

  • Foreign Affairs Trade
  • 10/07/2024
  • 12:12
Oliver's Wines


Buyers of Australian wine in China now have access to expert, independent and professional reviews, rating and commentary on Australian wine in their own…

  • Contains:
  • Foreign Affairs Trade, Government Federal
  • 01/07/2024
  • 08:26
Parliament of Australia

Treaties Committee to examine ILO conventions supporting a safe and healthy work environment

TheJoint Standing Committee on Treaties(JSCOT) will hold a public hearing for its inquiries into two International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions:No. 187: Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health ConventionandNo. 191: Safe and Healthy Working Environment (Consequential Amendments) Convention. Together these conventions give effect to the elevation of ‘a safe and healthy working environment’ to a fundamental principle and right at work in theILO Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Workin 2022. Committee Chair Mr Josh Wilson MP said: “The purpose of Convention No. 187 is to advance the rights of workers to a safe and healthy working environment…

  • Culturally and linguistically diverse, Foreign Affairs Trade
  • 28/06/2024
  • 09:59
Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue

Fund Pacific media to counter China

Media release | Friday, 28 June 2024 Federal government funding for news organisations in the Pacific would strengthen development across the Pacific and buffer against China, according to the Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue (AP4D). The research paper – What does it look like for Australia to Support Youth, Civil Society and Media in the Pacific – said funding could take the form of bankrolling infrastructure, transmission and equipment upgrades. It is one of five key recommendations from consultations with more than 50 experts across Australian and the Pacific media and academia. This includes a fund to develop local…

  • Contains:

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.