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Anglo-American Special Relationship

U.S. and U.K.Should Move to Rebuild Alliance

On March 13–14, British Prime Minister David Cameron will make an official visit to the United States complete with a state dinner, reciprocating the state visit by President Barack Obama to Britain in May 2011. Read More.

UK Defense Cuts: What Obama Should Say

During his state visit to the United Kingdom, President Obama should speak clearly to Prime Minister Cameron about the serious damage that the latest round of British defense cuts is doing to Britain’s armed forces. Read More.

Falkland Islands: US Should Back Great Britain

In a blatant show of disdain for the Anglo–American Special Relationship, the Obama Administration has weighed in on the mounting tensions between Great Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands. Read More.

The U.K. Governing Coalition: Challenges Ahead

In May 2010, the U.K. general election resulted in a hung Parliament from which emerged a Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition with Conservative leader David Cameron as Prime Minister. Read More.

The Anglo-American Special Relationship describes the alliance of the U.S. and Great Britain, a relationship that is the oldest, closest, and most important of all the U.S.'s alliances. The Special Relationship began in the late nineteenth century, blossomed during the Second World War, and continued through the Cold War, the War on Terror, and the present day.

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