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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eign policy issues in dealing with the Soviet Union . Triangular diplomacy , the third theme developed in the volume , involved balancing relations with the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China . Triangular diplomacy embraced ...
Persons Brezhnev , Leonid , General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Buchanan , Patrick , Special Assistant to the President Butterfield , Alexander P. , Deputy Assistant to the President Ceausescu , Nicolae ...
Twenty years ago the Soviet Union dominated a monolithic Communist empire . Today , the Soviet Union and Communist China are in a bitter struggle for leadership of the Communist world . Eastern Europe turns West , though we must ...
... to continue to disintegrate , Germany , denied the right to develор nuclear weapons , will be left defenseless in the heart of Europe and the Soviet Union , holding the pawn of East Germany , will have a tempting diplomatic target .
Let us turn now to subject A , the Soviet Union . This Spring a great debate raged in the chanceries of Europe and among foreign policy experts in the United States as to how much Soviet policy had changed under its new leaders .