A Strained Partnership?: US-UK relations in the era of by Thomas Robb

By Thomas Robb

this is often the 1st monograph-length learn that charts the coercive international relations of the administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford as practised opposed to their British best friend with a view to convince Edward Heath's govt to keep on with a extra amenable path through the 'Year of Europe' and to persuade Harold Wilson's governments to minimize the severity of proposed defence cuts. Such international relations proved powerful opposed to Heath yet a little less so opposed to Wilson. it truly is argued that kinfolk among the 2 facets have been frequently strained, certainly, to the level that the main 'special' components of the connection, that of intelligence and nuclear co-operation, have been suspended. but, the connection additionally witnessed significant co-operation. This e-book deals new views on US and united kingdom coverage in the direction of British club of the eu fiscal group; demonstrates how US détente rules created pressure within the 'special relationship'; unearths the transitority shutdown of US-UK intelligence and nuclear co-operation; offers new insights in US-UK defence co-operation, and re-evaluates the US-UK dating in the course of the IMF Crisis.

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