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Published: 31 May 2014

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719091759

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A Strained Partnership?

US-UK relations in the era of détente, 196977

By (author) Thomas Robb

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Analyses the entire period of US-UK relations during the Republican administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford
  • By utilising large quantities of American and British source material, a far more complicated, interconnected and nuanced picture of the US-UK relationship is presented
  • Challenges pre-existing interpretations about US-UK relations with regards to
  • British entry into the EEC; Washington's Détente policies vis-à-vis the USSR and China; US-UK nuclear and intelligence cooperation; US coercive diplomacy in trying to prevent British defence cuts; and US-UK relations during the IMF Crisis
  • Demonstrates that 'coercion' was a significant factor in the US-UK relationship to a degree not previously appreciated
  • Previous unknown suspensions of US-UK nuclear and intelligence co-operation are revealed for the first time

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