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Politics of Nixon & Obama

Klaus Larres discusses how the 1970s, like today, were characterized by controversial military engagements, deep political divisions and severe financial disruptions. Larres describes the Nixon/Kissinger approach to overcoming U.S. "decline" in an increasingly multilateral world and analyzes whether this approach is still relevant for the current administration. Speaker Biography: Klaus Larres, former holder of the Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Kluge Center, has returned to the center as distinguished visiting scholar. Frequently called upon as a speaker, panelist and commentator on both current and past European-American relations and the history of the Cold War, Larres is also a senior research fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations and visiting professor at The Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. Larres is a professor of history and international affairs at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. Previously, he was a professor in international relations at the University of London and the Jean Monnet Professor at Queen's University, Belfast. Larres has held fellowships and visiting professorships at a number of prestigious academic institutions and "think tanks." Larres has published widely on transatlantic relations during the Cold War and the post-Cold War years. For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5335.
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