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

Alaska Pipeline: Energy Needs and the Environment

Alaska Pipeline: Energy Needs and the Environment

With the authorization of the Alaskan Oil Pipeline, Nixon successfully balanced the Nation’s energy needs with its newfound environmental consciousness. Despite …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

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

Unpredictability: A Tenet of A Strong Foreign Policy

Unpredictability: A Tenet of A Strong Foreign Policy

In his first address on foreign policy two months ago, presidential candidate Donald Trump explained that one of the key …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

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

Operation Nickel Grass: Turning Point of the Yom Kippur War

Operation Nickel Grass: Turning Point of the Yom Kippur War

The U.S. Air Force shipped 22,395 tons of tanks, artillery, ammunition, and supplies to Israel aboard C-141 Starlifters and C-5 …read more

41 Years Ago Today: The Yom Kippur War Begins

41 Years Ago Today: The Yom Kippur War Begins

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