Take a step back in time to explore Nixon’s rich history and its immense impact on American politics.

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

Nixon Rides BART

Nixon Rides BART

On September 27, 1972, only a few days after the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system officially opened, President Nixon …read more

How ‘Checkers’ Changed the Game of Television

How ‘Checkers’ Changed the Game of Television

September 23 marks the anniversary of one of the most consequential and precedent-setting speeches in U.S. history: Richard Nixon’s much-famed …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

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

A Jazz Legend in the Soviet Union

A Jazz Legend in the Soviet Union

Amidst the preparations for President Nixon’s upcoming visit to Moscow, another American cultural icon toured the Soviet Union in the …read more

President Nixon: Champion for Native Americans

President Nixon: Champion for Native Americans

President Nixon made several great strides in federal Indian policy, including: Returning the sacred Blue Lake to the people of Taos …read more

President Nixon and Non-Proliferation

President Nixon and Non-Proliferation

With the number of nuclear weapon states steadily rising, and tensions between the Cold War superpowers continuing to intensify, world …read more