Podcast: Daniel Kurtz-Phelan on George Marshall’s Mission to China

Podcast: Daniel Kurtz-Phelan on George Marshall’s Mission to China

From left, China Nationalist representative Zhang Qun, George C. Marshall and Communist representative Zhou Enlai in 1946. Daniel Kurtz-Phelan is author …read more

Asia After Viet Nam – Fifty Years On

Asia After Viet Nam – Fifty Years On

  By Conrad Black   It is difficult now to resurrect how revolutionary and improbable it seemed fifty years ago to envision a …read more

After Viet Nam: Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger and the Search for a Strategy to End the Vietnam War

After Viet Nam: Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger and the Search for a Strategy to End the Vietnam War

  By Niall Ferguson   On December 10, 1967, Clare Boothe Luce decided to bring together Henry Kissinger and Richard Nixon at a …read more

New Online Exhibit: “Asia After Viet Nam” at 50

New Online Exhibit: “Asia After Viet Nam” at 50

Online Exhibit Marks 50th Anniversary of Richard Nixon’s Seminal 1967 Article “Asia After Viet Nam” at 50 is one of a …read more

Ping-Pong Diplomacy: How People Coming Together Established Sino-America Détente

Ping-Pong Diplomacy: How People Coming Together Established Sino-America Détente

An American tennis table player trains with a Chinese tennis table player, in April, 1971 in Beijing, China. (AFP/Getty Images) By …read more

The Manila Communiqué: Nixon’s Comeback

The Manila Communiqué: Nixon’s Comeback

In late October of 1966, LBJ met with leaders of several different Pacific nations to begin negotiating new policy goals …read more

Nicholas Griffin’s New Book “Ping-Pong Diplomacy”

Nicholas Griffin’s New Book “Ping-Pong Diplomacy”

Nicholas Griffin is a half-British, half-American writer, who, in the best transatlantic tradition, lived the first half of his life …read more

Mao and Nixon: A Colossal Moment in History

Mao and Nixon: A Colossal Moment in History

From left to right: Premier Zhou En-Lai, translator Tang Wensheng, Chairman Mao, President Nixon, and Henry Kissinger. (Not shown: National …read more

Striving for a Peaceful Power in the Pacific

Striving for a Peaceful Power in the Pacific

Departing from Hawaii en route to China on February 20th, 1972, President Nixon quoted President Theodore Roosevelt: “Our history will …read more

Mitigating Tensions in the Pacific

Mitigating Tensions in the Pacific

If President Nixon’s July 15th, 1971 announcement of his trip to China was a surprise to the USA, it was …read more