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Title Foreign relations of the United States, 1969-1976. Vol. 16, Soviet Union, August 1974-December 1976 / editor, David C. Geyer ; general editor, Edward C. Keefer.
Publication Info. Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 2012.
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Description xxix, 1149 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Foreign relations of the United States ; 1969-1976, v. 16. 0071-7355
Contents Preface -- Sources -- Abbreviations and terms -- Persons -- Soviet Union, August 1974-December 1976: Chapter 1: President Ford and the Jackson-Vanik Amendment, August-October 1974 -- Chapter 2: Kissinger's Trip to Moscow, October 1974; Chapter 3: The Vladivostok Summit, November 1974; Chapter 4: Soviet Rejection of the Agreement on Jewish Emigration, December 1974-January 1975; Chapter 5: From Geneva to Helsinki: SALT, the Middle East, European Security, February-August 1975; Chapter 6: "Détente Will Not Be a One-Way Street": SALT, American Grain, Soviet Oil, August-November 1975; Chapter 7: Angola and Kissinger's Last Trip to Moscow, November 1975-January 1976; Détente and the 1976 Presidential Election, February 1976-January 1977 -- Index.
Summary This volume, the final of five covering relations between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Nixon-Ford administrations, presents documentation on how matters as diverse as strategic arms limitation, European security, the Middle East, Jewish emigration, and Angola intersected to influence the course of Soviet-American relations during the presidency of Gerald R. Ford. Documents published here reveal that Secretary of State Henry Kissinger retained the central role in the formulation and implementation of foreign policy on the Soviet Union that he occupied during the Nixon administration and that his influence remained undiminished in meetings between Ford and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev at Vladivostok in 1974 and at Helsinki in 1975. The volume devotes considerable space to the struggle in Washington between politicians and policymakers over détente, and in particular the October 1974 negotiations leading to the so-called Jackson-Vanik amendment to the Trade Act of 1974, which linked the extension of most favored nation status to an increase in Jewish emigration from the Soviet Union. These negotiations highlighted the domestic political implications of détente. Although the Secretary of State was the driving force in Soviet affairs, the documents reveal that President Ford also played an important role in policy making. While Ford supported Kissinger's objectives, he also advocated close consultation with Congress, demonstrating that Ford--at least in style, if not in substance-pursued anything but a continuation of his predecessor's approach to foreign policy.
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Subject Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006.
Brezhnev, Leonid Ilʹich, 1906-1982.
Kissinger, Henry, 1923-
United States. Dept. of State.
Detente -- 20th century.
Nuclear arms contronl -- 20th century.
Security, International -- 20th century.
Jews -- Soviet Union -- Perscutions.
Emigration and immigration law -- Soviet Union.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Nixon administration
Ford administration
Added Author Geyer, David C. (David Curtis)
Keefer, Edward C. (Edward Coltrin), 1945-
United States. Dept. of State. Office of the Historian.
Added Title Soviet Union, August 1974-December 1976
ISBN 9780160884627
Gov't Document No. 0872-B
S 1.1:969-76/v. 16
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