Event Title

Nixon and Détente

Major

History

Faculty Mentor

Josip Mocnik

Abstract

This research examines the American foreign policy of dŽtente under President Richard Nixon's terms in office during the height of the Cold War. It examines the early beginnings of this policy and continues to its full realization under Nixon. This full realization is shown through the opening up of Communist China when Nixon visited. The research also shows this realization through the signing of SALT 1 under Nixon. Also examined is the policy that would be come to be known as the Nixon Doctrine or Vietnaminization. After the resignation of Nixon, the policy only declined in both its utilization and popularity. From all these examinations the research shows how dŽtente was most successful under Nixon's presidency.

Session Name:

A Brief History of War

Start Date

10-4-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

10-4-2015 3:30 PM

Location

HSB 211

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Nixon and Détente

HSB 211

This research examines the American foreign policy of dŽtente under President Richard Nixon's terms in office during the height of the Cold War. It examines the early beginnings of this policy and continues to its full realization under Nixon. This full realization is shown through the opening up of Communist China when Nixon visited. The research also shows this realization through the signing of SALT 1 under Nixon. Also examined is the policy that would be come to be known as the Nixon Doctrine or Vietnaminization. After the resignation of Nixon, the policy only declined in both its utilization and popularity. From all these examinations the research shows how dŽtente was most successful under Nixon's presidency.