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On This Day -- Nixon Announces Vietnam Peace Agreement (January 23, 1973)

“We have found that our friend, the Republican nominee, our California friend, has been playing on the outskirts with our enemies and our friends both, he has been doing it through rather subterranean sources.

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Nikita Khrushchev's Memoirs: Fallout?

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. 

Three previous posts discussed… 593 more words

Archives II

The President Carter/Secretary Vance Joint Detail | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

January 1978

I had arrived at Riyadh with a full tank of expectation for ’78. From what I heard the mysterious Saudi Arabia had always been a closed society. 1,102 more words


the madness of King Donald is nothing new

On the day Trump was inaugurated as the 45th POTUS, I couldn’t help noticing something odd as the banner rolling at the bottom of BBC’s rolling news coverage momentarily froze. 1,741 more words

Analysis & Opinion

Bullying Cuba

As has been confirmed by Trump’s reaction to the condemnation of his administration by the United Nations, the US president is a malevolent, insolent, arrogant, sabre-brandishing bully with all the refinement, grace and style of a sacksful of wet fishtails. 1,332 more words


Grand Strategy Is Overrated

In the next few days, the Trump administration is likely to release its first National Security Strategy (NSS) document. Even before the document is published, however, … 1,301 more words

U.S. Foreign Policy

Review of Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan

Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Margaret Macmillan brings us an entertaining and very well written book that details the Nixon opening to China, and how the visit in and of itself changed the world in substantive ways that we are still feeling today. 2,604 more words