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

By Thomas Robb

this can be the 1st monograph-length research that charts the coercive international relations of the administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford as practised opposed to their British best friend so one can convince Edward Heath's executive to persist with a extra amenable direction during the 'Year of Europe' and to persuade Harold Wilson's governments to reduce the severity of proposed defence cuts. Such international relations proved powerful opposed to Heath yet a little less so opposed to Wilson. it really is argued that family members among the 2 aspects have been frequently strained, certainly, to the level that the main 'special' parts of the connection, that of intelligence and nuclear co-operation, have been suspended. but, the connection additionally witnessed massive co-operation. This ebook bargains new views on US and united kingdom coverage in the direction of British club of the ecu fiscal neighborhood; demonstrates how US détente guidelines created pressure within the 'special relationship'; unearths the transitority shutdown of US-UK intelligence and nuclear co-operation; presents new insights in US-UK defence co-operation, and re-evaluates the US-UK courting in the course of the IMF Crisis.

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