Foreign Relations of the United States: 1969-1976, V. 1: Foundations of Foreign Policy, 1969-1972
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This volume is part of a subseries of volumes of the Foreign Relations series that documents the most important issues in the foreign policy of the administration of Richard M. Nixon. The subseries will present a documentary record of major foreign policy decisions and actions of President Nixon's administration. This volume documents the intellectual assumptions underlying the foreign policy decisions made by the administration.
President Nixon had a strong interest in foreign policy and he and his assistant for National Security Affairs, Henry Kissinger managed many of the more important aspects of foreign policy from the White House. Nixon and Kissinger shared a well-defined general perception of world affairs. The editors of the volume sought to present a representative selection of documents chosen to develop the primary intellectual themes that ran through and animated the administration's foreign policy. The documents selected focus heavily upon the perspectives of Nixon and Kissinger but also include those of Secretary of State Rogers, Secretary of Defense Laird, Under Secretary of State Richardson and others.
High school students and above may be interested in this volume for research on U.S. foreign policy and the Richard Nixon administration. Additionally, political scientists, and international relations scholars may also be interested in this volume. High School, academic, and public libraries should include this primary source reference in foreign policy, social studies, and U.S. history collections.
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Triangular diplomacy embraced the assumptions underlying the diplomatic opening to China and the Moscow summit in 1972 . Editorial Methodology The documents are presented chronologically according to Washington time .
... Security Council NSDM , National Security Decision Memorandum NSSM , National Security Study Memorandum POW , prisoner of war PRC , People's Republic of China RG , Record Group ROC , Republic of China SALT XVII Abbreviations.
RG , Record Group ROC , Republic of China SALT , Strategic Arms Limitation Talks SDS , Students for a Democratic Society SEATO , Southeast Asia Treaty Organization SIOP , Single Integrated Operational Plan SLBM , submarine - launched ...
... Alexander P. , Deputy Assistant to the President Ceausescu , Nicolae , President of Romania Chiang Kai - shek , President of the Republic of China Chou En - lai , Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Dayan ...
The article , which stresses a continuing role for the United States as an Asian power , presages the diplomatic opening to China and contains the germ of what would become the Nixon Doctrine . ( See Document 3 ) Nixon's determination ...