Vision Needed to Avoid Hit and Run Approach in Syria

Vision Needed to Avoid Hit and Run Approach in Syria

President Obama secured support for military action in Syria from the top House Republicans, Speaker Boehner, and Majority Leader Cantor, …read more

Tapes Reveal Inside Look at Détente

Tapes Reveal Inside Look at Détente

Newly released White House materials from the National Archives reveal a private conversation between President Richard Nixon and Soviet General …read more

Understanding RN’s Roadmap Out of Vietnam

Understanding RN’s Roadmap Out of Vietnam

Forty years ago today, RN spoke to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Louisiana, delivering a fiery and passionate defense …read more

President Nixon’s China Visit, through a Contemporary Lens

President Nixon’s China Visit, through a Contemporary Lens

On Friday, February 25, 1972, during the historic visit to China, President and Mrs. Nixon hosted a Reciprocal Banquet for …read more

Notes on Navigating Russian Diplomacy, The Nixon Diplomatic Playbook

Notes on Navigating Russian Diplomacy, The Nixon Diplomatic Playbook

By Marshall Garvey Twenty two years after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, relations …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

Bine ati venit, President Nixon’s Visit to Romania

Bine ati venit, President Nixon’s Visit to Romania

As the Cold War continued, President Nixon became the first American President to visit socialist Romania. On August 2, 1969, …read more

It’s the President’s Pleasure to Accept…

It’s the President’s Pleasure to Accept…

One of the most enjoyable duties of the President is accepting gifts from foreign heads of state on behalf of …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