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 a shock to Japan. As Minoru Kusuda, then Chief Secretary to Prime Minister Eisaku Sato, said in 1996: “[T]here was a joke circulating among Japanese diplomats that...

Would the Sunnylands Summit be Happening had it not been for RN?

RN and PN with Walter and Leonore Annenberg at La Casa Pacifica in 1969. No it would not, on two counts; first, that it was RN’s diplomatic appointment of Annenberg that began his foreign service and second that it was RN who, of course, opened the U.S. and western...