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naturally presume that Rogers would have had a major role to play in US foreign policy-making but in reality he had limited influence upon significant aspects of US foreign policy. The institutional changes to the Washington bureaucracy ensured that the State Department’s influence was curtailed, and Nixon’s disdain for the department meant he had little time for it anyhow. As such, Rogers’ main area of concern was with trying to resolve the Arab–Israeli conflict. Even this had only been given to Rogers largely because of Nixon’s belief that Kissinger’s Jewish background

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brings Greece and Turkey into military confrontation unhinging NATO’s southern flank; because Cyprus’s crises are invariably raised in the Security Council; and because such crises have the potential to complicate our evolving relations with the Soviets and affect the atmosphere in which the United States and the Soviet Union deal with the Arab/Israeli conflict.61 A second WSAG was convened on 16 July 1974 and again – despite the uncertainty regarding the details of the coup – the clear consensus was that the US had to prevent Soviet intervention.62 The British idea

in A strained partnership?