H-Diplo FRUS Review 30 of Foreign Relations of the United States, Volume XXXVIII, Part 1 Foundations of Foreign Policy, 1973-1976 [20 May 2015]

H-Diplo FRUS Reviews
No. 30
Published on 20 May 2015

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H-Diplo FRUS Review 29 of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume VI: Soviet Union

H-Diplo FRUS Reviews
No. 29
Published on 1 April 2015 by H-Diplo to the H-Net Commons, and accurate as of that date

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H-Diplo FRUS Review 28 on Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976. Volume XXXV: National Security Policy, 1973-1976

H-Diplo FRUS Reviews
No. 28
Published on 6 March 2015

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H-Diplo FRUS Review of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume VII, Vietnam, July 1970–January 1972

H-Diplo FRUS Reviews
No. 27
Published on 20 February 2015

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Re: H-Diplo FRUS Review of U.S. Department of State. Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XIII: China

I give a little more credit than Professor Jervis does to Nixon's claim that he had not sold out Taiwan.  Nixon and Kissinger told the People's Republic of China that when a time came that there was no longer a hostile relationship between the People's Republic of China and Taiwan, the United States would abrogate its treaty of alliance with Taiwan, and withdraw all American military forces from Taiwan. 

Re: H-Diplo FRUS Review of U.S. Department of State. Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XIII: China

It is not Professor Hilton's contention that the U.S.-Taiwan Mutual Defense Treaty would continue until Taiwan's peaceful unification with China that I found startling; rather, it is the contention that Nixon and Kissinger believed that the United States could normalize relations with China without first abrogating the defense treaty.   

Re: H-Diplo FRUS Review of U.S. Department of State. Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XIII: China

In his recent commentary on my FRUS review, Edwin Moise expresses that he was "startled" by my contention that Kissinger and Nixon had intended that the U.S.-Taiwan Mutual Defense Treaty "would continue in effect until such time as the island was peacefully reunited with the mainland."  Indeed, this is a startling assertion, and one that I, too, was surprised to discover in the documentary record.  It is encouraging that Dr.

Re: H-Diplo FRUS Review of U.S. Department of State. Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XIII: China

I too found the sentence startling and went to the documents cited.  But I came away a bit confused.  I agree with Professor Moise that they didn't say what Professor Hinton said, but I wasn't sure what Nixon and Kissinger either committed themselves to or expected the PRC to do.  They surely realized that they couldn't both maintain the treaty with Taiwan and normalize relations with the PRC.  Nixon claimed--in private as well as in public--that he wasn't selling out Taiwan, but my sense was that while he and Kissinger did stress that any solution should be a peaceful one, in fact the US w

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