Nixon, Kissinger and the Shah

Nixon, Kissinger and the Shah

In this groundbreaking study Roham Alvandi offers a new account of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi's relationship with the United States …read more

President Nixon and the Cooperation of Nations

President Nixon and the Cooperation of Nations

Few presidents grasped the importance of international cooperation as President Nixon. From the Vietnam War to the Arab-Israeli conflict, RN …read more

China and the Four-Power Talks in the Middle East

China and the Four-Power Talks in the Middle East

The presidency of Richard Nixon was known for its achievements in the stage of foreign policy, most notably the opening …read more

Oil Issues in the Mid-East

Oil Issues in the Mid-East

In 1971, the United States relied on the Middle East to meet 11.7% of its oil requirements, and imports were …read more

Nixon On the Record: End China’s Isolation

Nixon On the Record: End China’s Isolation

President Nixon addresses Midwestern media executives in Kansas City on July 6 1971. 44 years ago, President Nixon acknowledged the harsh …read more

Diplomacy Under Smoggy Skies

Diplomacy Under Smoggy Skies

“Tokyo Threatened by Killing Pollution” was the headline that greeted newspaper readers on December 9th, 1970. The article, a piece …read more

Okinawa Down…More Issues to Go

Okinawa Down…More Issues to Go

This political cartoon from August 1971 suggests a foreboding future for relations with Japan. Fortunately, the reality was not so …read more

Amid Middle East Strife, Nixon Brought Hope

Amid Middle East Strife, Nixon Brought Hope

By the late 1960s, conditions in the Middle East were tumultuous. Israel had captured and held mass swaths of territory, …read more

Developing Nixon’s China Policy

Developing Nixon’s China Policy

Richard Nixon’s 1953 Far East Trip holds pivotal, if little known, importance in the history of US-China relations. It was …read more

The Pressures which Led to the Reversion of Okinawa

The Pressures which Led to the Reversion of Okinawa

The Nixon administration issued 206 National Security Study Memoranda (NSSMs). These memos ordered the National Security Council to produce studies …read more