Soviet Union, June 1972-August 1974
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012 - History - 1095 pages
The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity of the United States Government.
This volume is part of a subseries of the Foreign Relations of the United States that documents the most significant foreign policy issues and major decisions of the administrations of Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford. Five volumes in this subseries, volumes XII through XVI, cover U.S. relations with the Soviet Union. This specific volume documents United States policy toward Soviet Union from June 1972 until August 1974, following closely the development of the administration's policy of Détente and culminating with President Nixon's resignation in August 1974.
This volume continues the practice of covering U.S.-Soviet relations in a global context, highlighting conflict and collaboration between the two superpowers in the era of Détente. Chronologically, it follows volume XIV, Soviet Union, October 1971- May 1972, which documents the May 1972 Moscow Summit between President Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. This volume includes numerous direct personal communications between Nixon and Brezhnev covering a host of issues, including clarifying the practical application of the SALT I and ABM agreements signed in Moscow. Other major themes covered include the war in Indochina, arms control, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSE), commercial relations and most-favored-nation status, grain sales, the emigration of Soviet Jews, Jackson-Vanik legislation, and the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war.
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Other major themes covered include the war in Indochina , arms control , the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe ( CSCE ) , commercial relations and most - favored - nation status , grain sales , the emigration of Soviet ...
... both a culmination of over three years of common efforts , by which we prepared what was accomplished , and a starting point for even more fruitful bilateral cooperation and for new advances toward the goal of a peaceful world .
Turning to European questions , I am gratified that we have reached understandings concerning the beginning of multilateral conversations looking to the convening of a full conference on European security and cooperation and of ...
a same time the purpose of extensifying and intensifying the cooperation between our countries in most varied fields for the mutual benefit both of our two peoples and of all mankind . A great work , both for you and for us , lies ahead ...
... of the natural gas fields in Yakutsk in Siberia . The Soviet Union sought bank loans and credits to help finance its development projects . in cooperation in medical science and public health . ( June - August 1972 23.