President Nixon’s Vision of NATO

President Nixon’s Vision of NATO

Nixon’s first trip abroad as president was a tour of the major European cities. As he traveled through Brussels and …read more

Then and Now: U.S. Support of NATO

Then and Now: U.S. Support of NATO

Recently, the United State’s role in NATO has received renewed public interest. While some Americans wish to continue backing NATO, …read more

Ostpolitik and Détente

Ostpolitik and Détente

The Four Power Agreement fused the objectives of Ostpolitik and Détente, setting Germany on the path to reunification Nowhere was the …read more

The Yom Kippur War: 40 Years of Survival

The Yom Kippur War: 40 Years of Survival

43 years ago, the deadliest Arab-Israeli military conflict commenced with a surprise attack, coordinated mainly by Egypt and Syria, on the …read more

All Roads Lead to Moscow

All Roads Lead to Moscow

A personally dictated memorandum from President Nixon to Henry Kissinger illustrates the complexities of negotiating with the Soviet Union As President …read more

Expanding Détente Into International Economics

Expanding Détente Into International Economics

“Détente” typically arouses thoughts of summits and treaties concerning the vast arsenals of nuclear weapons held by the Cold War …read more

The Task of Diplomacy

The Task of Diplomacy

At the beginning of September, the United States and Russia announced a groundbreaking ceasefire in Syria. Just weeks later, tensions …read more

Podcast: Andrew Scott Cooper on the U.S. Relationship with Iran in the Nixon Era

Podcast: Andrew Scott Cooper on the U.S. Relationship with Iran in the Nixon Era

Andrew Scott Cooper is author of “The Fall of Heaven: The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran.” The subject …read more

The Rise and Fall of the Shah

The Rise and Fall of the Shah

“When we think of where Iran is, its place in history, going back 2,500 years, its place geographically, where …read more

Meeting the Needs of the ‘Seventies

Meeting the Needs of the ‘Seventies

The U.S. role in international development assistance reflects the vision we have of ourselves as a society and our hope …read more