Plan of Investigation 150

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Plan of Investigation 150 To what extent did Henry Kissinger’s diplomatic actions with China play a dominant role in the United States foreign policy between the years of 1969 and 1977 regarding the Soviet Union? The intent of this investigation is to evaluate the degree to which Henry Kissinger’s diplomatic actions with China during his position of National Security Advisor and Secretary of State affected the relations between the two world superpowers of the period time between the years of 1969 to 1977, the United States and the Soviet Union. The investigation focuses on the diplomatic talks of Henry Kissinger with officials of both the People’s Republic of China and the Soviet Union, and the triangular diplomacy among the three…show more content…
Evaluation of Sources 302 The Kissinger Transcripts, edited by a senior analyst, provides insight into the top secret talks of Henry Kissinger with Beijing and Moscow through declassified transcripts. The origin of this source is the National Security Archive, along with expert commentary written by William Burr, who received his Ph.D. in history. The purpose of the book is to help others understand the diplomacy of Henry Kissinger, who is considered to be one of the most influential figures of the Cold War era. Because these transcripts were formerly classified, they offer insights and new pieces of information that has not been seen by the public. It is valuable in that it offers both sides of the conversation, so the reader could see the conversations that have changed history unfold. The limitation of the document lies in the analysis portions of the book, due to the bias that William Burr may have held in editing the transcripts, perhaps editing out portions that could have put Henry Kissinger in a bad light. The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House is a secondary source, written by Seymor Hersh, a United States Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist and author based in Washington, D.C. It is an account of the relationship between Henry Kissinger and the US President at the time, Richard Nixon. Its purpose is to provide an account of the crises that had occurred during
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