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A strained partnership?: US-UK relations in the era of detente, 196977

Thomas Robb


This is the first monograph length study that charts the coercive diplomacy of the administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford as practiced against their British ally in order to persuade Edward Heath's government to follow a more amenable course throughout the ‘Year of Europe’ and to convince Harold Wilson's governments to lessen the severity of proposed defence cuts. Such diplomacy proved effective against Heath but rather less so against Wilson. It is argued that relations between the two sides were often strained, indeed, to the extent that the most ‘special’ elements of the relations ... More

Keywords: US-UK relations, Special Relationship, US foreign policy, British foreign policy, Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Cold War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091759
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091759.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Robb, author