Nixon-Kissinger Years: The Reshaping of American Foreign Policy / Edition 2

Nixon-Kissinger Years: The Reshaping of American Foreign Policy / Edition 2

by Richard C. Thornton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0887020682

ISBN-13: 9780887020681

Pub. Date: 11/05/2001

Publisher: Paragon House Publishers

From 1968 to 1976, the dominant issue of American foreign policy was attempting to formulate a response to steadily increasing Soviet military power. Yet, as a result of the mire of Watergate, clout in the area of US-Soviet relations during this period slipped from the hands of Richard Nixon to those of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Richard Thornton argues

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From 1968 to 1976, the dominant issue of American foreign policy was attempting to formulate a response to steadily increasing Soviet military power. Yet, as a result of the mire of Watergate, clout in the area of US-Soviet relations during this period slipped from the hands of Richard Nixon to those of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Richard Thornton argues that Watergate was a "set up" by John Mitchell and members of the Eastern wing of the Republican Party to oust Nixon. At the heart of Thornton's examination lies the assessment of how Kissinger was able to move the United States away from Nixon's traditional containment policy to "tri-lateralism" and a greater dependence on collective security organizations. This revised and expanded edition is a major contribution to the study of foreign affairs and it also serves as an critical balance to Kissinger's own volumes of memoirs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887020681
Publisher:
Paragon House Publishers
Publication date:
11/05/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.03(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Glossary
Preface
Introduction
Pt. IThe Crisis of Containment: 1969-1972
1President Nixon and the Shift to Modified Containment, 1969-19701
2Alliance Crisis and the Road to Detente, 1970-197148
3The Soviet Counterstrategy, 1971-197293
4The Domestic Determinants of American Foreign Policy145
5Watergate and Vietnam191
Pt. IIDetente and Transition: The Kissinger Shogunate, 1973-1976
6War and Realignment, the Middle East, 1973223
7Toward October and Yom Kippur246
8The Failure of Trilateralism: 1973-1976280
9Detente and Tripolar Politics, 1973-1976317
10Angola and Detente: The Politics of Desperation356
Conclusion393
Notes397
Index

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