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Author Moss, Richard A., author.

Title Nixon's back channel to Moscow : confidential diplomacy and détente / Richard A. Moss ; foreword by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)
Published Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2017]


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in conflict, diplomacy, and peace
Studies in conflict, diplomacy, and peace.
Contents Introduction: Khenry and Anatol -- Precedents and back-channel games, 1968-1970 -- At a crossroads: Cienfuegos, SALT, and Germany-Berlin -- Playing a game, finding a lever: back channels and Sino-American rapprochement -- Divergent channels: a watershed on the subcontinent -- Vietnam in U.S.-Soviet back channels, November 1971-April 1972 -- Cancellation crises -- Conclusion: at the summit, achieving détente
Summary The changing international environment of the 1960s made it possible to attain détente, a relaxation of tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. Back-channel diplomacy - confidential contacts between the White House and the Kremlin, mainly between National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and the Soviet ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Dobrynin-transformed that possibility into reality. This work argues that although back-channel diplomacy was useful in improving U.S.-Soviet relations in the short term by acting as a safety valve and giving policy-actors a personal stake in improved relations, it provided a weak foundation for long-term détente
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 10, 2017)
Subject Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 -- Influence
Kissinger, Henry, 1923-2023 -- Influence
SUBJECT Kissinger, Henry, 1923- fast
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 fast
Subject Detente.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
Diplomatic relations
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
SUBJECT United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1969-1974.
Subject Soviet Union
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780813167886