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@Read Pdf õ Crisis: The Anatomy of Two Major Foreign Policy Crises ô By drawing upon hitherto unpublished transcripts of his telephone conversations during the Yom Kippur Warand the last days of the Vietnam War, Henry Kissinger reveals what goes on behind the scenes at the highest levels in a diplomatic crisis The two major foreign policy crises in this book, one successfully negotiated, one that ended tragically, were unique in that they moved so fast that much of the work on them had to be handled by telephone The longer of the two sections deals in detail with the Yom Kippur War and is full of revelations, as well as great relevancy In Kissinger s conversations with Golda Meir, Israeli Prime Minister Simcha Dinitz, Israeli ambassador to the US Mohamed el Zayyat, the Egyptian Foreign Minister Anatoly Dobrynin, the Soviet Ambassador to the US Kurt Waldheim, the Secretary General of the UN and a host of others, as well as with President Nixon, many of the main elements of the current problems in the Middle East can be seen The section on the end of the Vietnam War is a tragic drama, as Kissinger tries to help his president and a divided nation through the final moments of a lost war It is full of astonishing material, such as Kissinger s trying to secure the evacuation of a Marine company which, at the very last minute, is discovered to still be in Saigon as the city is about to fall, and his exchanges with Ambassador Martin in Saigon, who is reluctant to leave his embassy This is a book that presents perhaps the best record of the inner workings of diplomacy at the superheated pace and tension of real crisis Would give 3.5 stars if I could.This book was a real eye opener for me, as far as how international diplomacy works behind the scenes I guess whatever happens publicly at the UN has already been decided behind the scenes Or maybe since it s no longer just kind of USA vs USSR, things are different now Also, I learned how international relations really are determined by each country s own coldly calculated interests and nothing else From now on, whenever I hear some American politician talking Would give 3.5 stars if I could.This book was a real eye opener for me, as far as how international diplomacy works behind the scenes I guess whatever happens publicly at the UN has already been decided behind the scenes Or maybe since it s no longer just kind of USA vs USSR, things are different now Also, I learned how international relations really are determined by each country s own coldly calculated interests and nothing else From now on, whenever I hear some American politician talking about the special relationship with Israel, I will roll my eyes and mentally tell him to shut up While there is no doubt the USA was a huge help to Israel in the Yom Kippur War and since , Kissinger makes it clear that he merely saw the survivial of the State of Israel as helpful to the USA only as part of the larger Cold War, not because there was some moral obligation to assist an ally, or to prevent a second Holocaust in the space of 3 decades So, if Henry Kissinger, a European Jew who fled the Nazis, felt that way, surely we can t expectfrom any other American politician.By the way, speaking of American moral obligations to allies and previously signed treaties, ask the Ukrainians how the Budapest Treaty worked out for them I can only hope and doubt our politicians learned that lesson I ve moved this to the read shelf though I skipped around and read only portions of the last third or so of the book Planning on returning to this one later this fall and rereading most if not all of what I have read so far again because of the transcript nature of portions of the book. It is an important in terms of to get USA s Middle East politics that involves Israel.