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Historically, the “Special Relationship” between the United States and the United Kingdom has been the centerpiece of our efforts to strengthen security and spread liberty around the world. Maintaining the Anglo-American partnership remains critical to U.S. interests, particularly winning the war on terrorism, countering nuclear proliferation by such states as Iran and North Korea, and advancing our common principles and values on the global stage.

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  • Commentary posted April 26, 2016 by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. Butt out of Brexit

    President Obama was in London on Friday, warning the British people against leaving the European Union. He has already been sharply criticized by British members of Parliament, including London Mayor Boris Johnson. And with good reason: Obama is sending the wrong message. His intervention is proving both controversial and unpopular, a demonstration of how out of touch he…

  • Commentary posted March 14, 2016 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D. Britain's Move to Perhaps Leave the EU Is Not Radical

    How would you like it if the United States got together with Canada, Mexico, and every other nation in the New World and set up a new government, headquartered in Guatemala? This government would be run by an unelected bureaucracy with its own supreme court. It could void any of our laws. It would tax us, impose rules on us, and tell us who we could trade freely…

  • Commentary posted March 7, 2016 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D. Symbols Without Substance

    A few weeks ago, I met a group of Europeans who were touring the US on the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. When the conversation turned to the proposed US-EU trade deal, most of the European delegation seemed to agree (sensibly) that its economic impact would be minor. But they supported it none the less, on the argument that it would be a…

  • Commentary posted February 26, 2016 by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. O Americans, Embrace Brexit

    President Obama is no supporter of Brexit. Just as David Cameron is warning of grave consequences for Britain if it leaves the European Union – floods of migrants crossing the English Channel, economic isolation, heightened terrorism risks – the American president has told the British people that Brexit is against US interests and will weaken the transatlantic alliance.…

  • Commentary posted January 28, 2016 by Mike Gonzalez The Right Fight for One National Identity, Not Multiculturalism

    Barely a quarter century after their defeat of the Soviet Union and its international socialism, the U.S. and Europe are faced again with the national question. To wit, in the age of Islamist terrorism that knows no borders and migration patterns that threaten cohesion, can Western countries put the evil genie of multiculturalism back in the bottle and promote an…

  • Commentary posted January 21, 2016 by Robin Simcox Meet Mr. McDonnell: Jeremy Corbyn’s Right-Hand Man Is A Far-Left Radical

    Few Americans will have heard of John McDonnell MP. Yet a demonstration he attended in support of Guantanamo Bay detainees outside the U.S. Embassy in London last week shows why they should begin to take notice. This far-left firebrand is now just a Conservative government implosion away from becoming the second most powerful politician in the UK, and that spells bad news…

  • Commentary posted January 11, 2016 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D. Why Project Fear Is David Cameron's Ultimate Weapon in EU Struggle

    David Cameron launched his renegotiation of Britain’s EU membership with the hope that “we can deliver a more flexible, adaptable and open European Union”. As that optimism has faded, the resort to fear has grown. And so far, the US has lent a willing hand. It’s startling to go back now to Cameron’s Bloomberg speech. It appeared to make the case for fundamental reform…

  • Commentary posted October 9, 2015 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D. Ted Bromund: Tory safety first strategy is not without its risks

    At last year’s Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, the questions were about what was going to happen in Britain’s election. In May, those questions were answered. So at this year’s Conference in Manchester, which I attended for two days, the questions had shifted to less pressing but no less vital concerns. Conservatives naturally wanted to know what the…

  • Issue Brief posted September 29, 2015 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D. Ten Reasons to Rethink U.S. Support for British Membership of the European Union

    By the end of 2017, likely in 2016, Britain will hold a referendum on the results of Prime Minister David Cameron’s pledged renegotiation of the terms of British membership of the European Union. If the public rejects those terms, Britain will likely exit the EU. The “Brexit” referendum will be the most important event in Britain’s EU membership since a similar referendum…

  • Commentary posted September 22, 2015 by Mike Gonzalez Our War Against Terrorism Is A Battle Of Ideas

    Syria’s raging civil war has transfixed the West’s collective consciousness two summers in a row; last summer with ISIS’s unspeakable barbarity and in 2015 by unleashing a refugee crisis on Europe. Those searching for solutions would do well to take a comprehensive approach. Yes, better military options are needed in the Middle East. But in the current struggle with…

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