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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For the short run , then , this means a policy of firm restraint , of no reward , of a creative counterpressure designed to persuade Peking that its interests can be served only by accepting the basic rules of international civility .
A liberalized Communist regime in Prague — which had in no way challenged Soviet preeminence in foreign policy - caused the Kremlin to believe that its vital interests were threatened and to respond by occupying ...
Lacking a conception of common interests , the members of these alliances have never been able to develop common policies with respect to issues of war and peace . Had they been able to do so , such policies might well have been ...
In the fifties , Europeans were asking for American assistance in Asia and the Middle East with the argument that they were defending the greater interests of freedom . The United States replied that these very interests required ...
A more pluralistic world - especially in relationships with friends — is profoundly in our long - term interest . Political multipolarity , while difficult to get used to , is the precondition for a new period of creativity .