The Nixon Doctrine and Western Europe: a ‘Genuine Partnership’?

  • Argyris G. Andrianopoulos


President Nixon’s criticism of US foreign policy towards Western Europe during the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, and the appointment of Kissinger as Assistant for National Security Affairs, generated hope in Western Europe that the US would focus on some of the apparently insoluble issues which permeated the US-West European relationship. This hope lay to a large extent in Kissinger’s conviction that the forging of a common Atlantic policy with Western Europe was the most urgent task confronting American foreign policy.1


European Unity Foreign Policy Nuclear Weapon World Affair American Foreign Policy 
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    Walter F. Hahn, ‘The Nixon Doctrine: Design and Dilemmas’, ORBIS, 2 (Summer 1972) 361.Google Scholar
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© Argyris Gerry Andrianopoulos 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Argyris G. Andrianopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.The George Washington UniversityUSA

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