Podcast: The Fall of the Soviet Union and the Rise of Putin’s Russia with Peter Conradi

Podcast: The Fall of the Soviet Union and the Rise of Putin’s Russia with Peter Conradi

Peter Conradi is the foreign editor of the Sunday Times and author of “Who Lost Russia: How the World …read more

Summitry and President Nixon’s Legacy

Summitry and President Nixon’s Legacy

President Nixon practiced a patient, yet powerful, form of diplomacy which aided him in his endeavor to create a lasting …read more

How Would Nixon Handle Russia in the 21st Century?

How Would Nixon Handle Russia in the 21st Century?

Although the Cold War is almost three decades behind us, relations between the United States and Russia are icy. Initial …read more

Moscow 1972: Address to the Soviet People

Moscow 1972: Address to the Soviet People

President Nixon spoke directly to the Soviet and American people in a live television address from Moscow In all the bilateral …read more

Moscow 1972: Nixon Negotiates

Moscow 1972: Nixon Negotiates

When President Nixon arrived in Moscow on May 22, 1972, the prospective results of his trip were all but predictable. …read more

Moscow 1972: Eve of the Summit

Moscow 1972: Eve of the Summit

Nixon becomes first U.S. President to visit Moscow On a rainy day in May of 1972, President Nixon addressed a crowd …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

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

Cold War Historian Jussi Hanhimäki on President Nixon and Détente, Part 2

Cold War Historian Jussi Hanhimäki on President Nixon and Détente, Part 2

Jussi Hanhimäki is Author of “The Rise and Fall of Detente: American Foreign Policy and the Transformation of the Cold …read more