Middle East 1973: Setting the Stage for Diplomacy

Middle East 1973: Setting the Stage for Diplomacy

By Jason Schwartz After several weeks of fighting in October 1973 between Israel and the adjacent Arab nations, the Yom Kippur …read more

Middle East 1973: Calculating a Careful Response

Middle East 1973: Calculating a Careful Response

President Nixon arrives in Israel on June 16, 1974. By Jason Schwartz Ripe with political and ideological tension, outstanding disputes between Israel …read more

Podcast: Salim Yaqub on Arab-American Relations in the 1970s

Podcast: Salim Yaqub on Arab-American Relations in the 1970s

Salim Yaqub is author of “Imperfect Strangers: Americans, Arabs, and U.S.- Middle East Relations in the 1970s.” Why was the 1970s …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

Nixon Global Forum: Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad

Nixon Global Forum: Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad

May 10, 2016: Author of The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House, My Journey Through a Turbulent World. Under President …read more

Israel and the Nuclear Weapons Issue

Israel and the Nuclear Weapons Issue

Invariably delicate and volatile, the Arab-Israeli peace process reached a critical juncture at the beginning of Nixon’s presidency as violence …read more

Video: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah with Roham Alvandi

Video: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah with Roham Alvandi

Roham Alvandi is a professor of history at the London School of Economics and an expert on Iran. Roham Avlvandi is …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

Israel Consul David Siegel and Larry Elder

Israel Consul David Siegel and Larry Elder

May 12, 2015: Before a large and engaged audience in the Library’s East Room, Siegel participated in a discussion with …read more

DefCon III

DefCon III

Secretary of State Henry Kissinger briefs President Nixon on the Middle East Peace talks. On October 21, 1973 Henry A. Kissinger, …read more