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The Flawed ArchitectHenry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy$
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Jussi M. Hanhimaki

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195172218

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.001.0001

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Nixon's Farewell: Watergate, Kissinger, and Foreign Policy

Nixon's Farewell: Watergate, Kissinger, and Foreign Policy

(p.332) 15 Nixon's Farewell: Watergate, Kissinger, and Foreign Policy
The Flawed Architect

Jussi Hanhimäki

Oxford University Press

Due to Nixon's obsession with Watergate, Kissinger was able to conduct American foreign policy without much interference from the president. Also, Kissinger's series of triumphs in the Middle East augmented his reputation while the president's plummeted. In addition to the rise of Kissinger's influence and popularity, Watergate had left an imprint on foreign policy. Nixon's obvious political weakness initiated the increase of Congress's attack on the executive branch. Opposition to the granting of MFN status to the Soviet Union became increasingly vocal, full normalization with China was rendered impossible, and cutbacks were made on the economic and military aid to South Vietnam. These setbacks made American foreign policy increasingly complicated as a result of Watergate, and are illustrated at length in this chapter.

Keywords:   Nixon, Watergate, Kissinger, American foreign policy, Middle East, Congress, China, South Vietnam

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