The French Factor in U.S. Foreign Policy during the Nixon-Pompidou Period, 19691974

@article{Trachtenberg2011TheFF,
  title={The French Factor in U.S. Foreign Policy during the Nixon-Pompidou Period, 19691974},
  author={M. Trachtenberg},
  journal={Journal of Cold War Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={4-59}
}
  • M. Trachtenberg
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Cold War Studies
  • President Richard Nixon and his chief foreign policy adviser, Henry Kissinger, sought to build a close relationship with the new French President Georges Pompidou, who had replaced the testy Charles de Gaulle in mid-1969. Initially, Pompidou and his ministers warmly welcomed the new U.S. policy. But by the end of the Nixon-Pompidou period in 1974, U.S.-French relations were in a tailspin. This article explores what went wrong, showing that numerous issues helped to produce a rift in bilateral… CONTINUE READING
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