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Detente and the Nixon Doctrine : American Foreign Policy and the Pursuit of Stability, 1969-1976 - Robert S. Litwak

Detente and the Nixon Doctrine

American Foreign Policy and the Pursuit of Stability, 1969-1976

Paperback Published: 1st December 1986
ISBN: 9780521338349
Number Of Pages: 244

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Although many volumes have been written on the Nixon-Kissinger foreign policy, this book provides the first sustained treatment of the Nixon Doctrine. Enunciated by President Nixon in July 1969, the Nixon Doctrine established the basis not only for the subsequent American withdrawal from Vietnam, but also, more broadly, for US security policy towards the Third World. Along with US-Soviet detente, it stood as one of the two central elements of the Nixon-Kissinger diplomatic strategy.

'Detente and the Nixon Doctrine is an important contribution to the historiography of American foreign policy during the Nixon and Ford administrations.' American Political Science Review 'In his relatively short yet detailed book, Robert S. Litwak describes and analyses the Nixon Doctrine as applied in Vietnam as well as in other regions of interest to the United States ... This is an excellent book.' The Journal of American History 'It is an interesting book, full of solid and thoughtful argument, well presented.' Survival 'Cast in a fine historical context, Litwak's interpretation is fresh and challenging.' America

Acknowledgements
Introduction
America as the night-watchman state, 1947-1968
Charting the Nixon-Kissinger strategy
The Nixon-Kissinger strategy
Defining the 'limited adversary relationship', 1969-1973
The Nixon-Kissinger strategy
The limits of politico-military retrenchment
The Nixon-Kissinger strategy
Detente and the dilemmas of strategic management, 1973-1976
Conclusion
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521338349
ISBN-10: 0521338344
Series: LSE Monographs in International Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 1st December 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.32