Nixon and Taiwan in 1972: The Week That Didn’t Change the World

  • Arthur Waldron


Almost forty years ago the United States astonished the world with a dramatic shift in Asian policy. Washington would abandon its long-time ally Taiwan, fully expecting that, after such a setback, the island would have no choice but to join China. China, at last able to act on the interest in containing the USSR that she shared with the United States, would become Washington’s chief interlocutor and partner in the Pacific.


American Policy American Usage Taiwan Issue American Historical Review American Force 
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