Secrecy in US Foreign Policy

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Secrecy in US Foreign Policy examines the pursuit of strict secrecy by President Nixon and his National Security Advisor Kissinger in foreign policy decision-making as a principle characteristic of the US rapprochement with China. Moreover, it sheds new light on the complexity and dynamism of the evolution of the new China initiatives and demonstrates the existence of many policy options and different perspectives among US officials.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754672722
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/8/2007
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

A Note on Transliteration of Chinese Terms

Pt. I The Foundations of Foreign Policy Decision-Making

1 The Nixon-Kissinger Leadership for a New China Initiative 15

2 Foreign Policy Decision-Making Machinery for the US Rapprochement with China 41

Pt. II The Evolution of the Rapproachement Policy

3 The Development of Policy Options from January to July 1969 71

4 The Reassessment of the China Policy from July to November 1969 91

5 The Resumption of the Warsaw Ambassadorial Talks from December 1969 to May 1970 115

6 The Development of Backchannel Communications from June 1970 to July 1971 135

Pt. III Direct Talks

7 Kissinger's Trips to Beijing in July and October 1971 159

8 Nixon's Trip to China in February 1972 197

Appendix 251

Bibliography 255

Index 279

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