Thursday, August 16, 2012

New US publication on Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy

Yesterday a new volume was published in the "Foreign Relations of the United States" series on the Arab-Israeli dispute during the Nixon-Ford administration, 1974–1976. Congratulations to our colleagues in the Office of the Historian at the Department of State on this important contribution to a field which has now become almost a branch of its own in the history of diplomacy–"Kissinger studies".

Kissinger's virtuoso diplomacy aroused both criticism and admiration, but left few indifferent. The agreement with Syria about which we wrote here yesterday was one of his most impressive achievements. You can see more about this and other Middle East negotiations in FRUS Volume 26 which is available online. We hope in a few months to present a publication of documents from our archives on the Israeli side in these talks.

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