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a German term meaning “practical politics.”
realpolitik,
or a relaxation in tensions
détente
Strategic Arms Limitations, a 1972 agreement between the U.S. and USSR on limiting nuclear weapons
SALT I
How did Henry Kissinger affect American foreign policy under President Nixon?
Kissinger practiced realpolitik, or acting in the nation's best interests rather than upon moral principles.He gained Nixon's trust in regard to foreign affairs and supported Nixon's use of secret negotations.
How did the Nixon administration change U.S. policy toward China?
He visited China in 1972. He believed that the U.S. could no longer ignore China. He allowed Americans to visit China. He opened trade with China and welcomed the start of "Ping Pong Diplomacy."