Il Back Channel Kissinger/Dobrynin (1969-1972): tentativi di normalizzazione tra le due superpotenze


The essay intends to analyze Nixon’s Soviet policy between 1969 and 1972. The limits of Containment had allowed to Soviet Union to consolidate their achievements and to reestablish the nuclear balance. In a nuclear era, Nixon and Kissinger Realpolitik encouraged the bipolar balance stabilization, improving the American-Soviet relations. In 1969, Vietnam War was a national nightmare without a short-term solution. The Middle East situation was explosive after the Six Days war. The linkage strategy bound all international crises, the triangular diplomacy put the necessary diplomatic pressure for more flexible Soviet positions, the back-channel was the only way for a concrete and secret negotiations era.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22808949a4n1p203

Keywords: Kissinger; Dobrynin; Nixon; back-channel; Soviet-American Relations

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