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Making Sense of the Special Relationship

Recorded on February 16, 2006

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

In the four and a half years since 9/11, the United States and Great Britain have formed the engine of the global War on Terror. U.S. and British forces have fought side by side in Iraq and Afghanistan, and British and American intelligence agencies have worked closely in coordinating the fight against al Qaeda. Despite occasional tensions between London and Washington over some areas of foreign policy, the special relationship remains an exceptionally strong alliance.

In his speech to The Heritage Foundation's new Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, Dr. Liam Fox will explore the factors that make the special relationship work and assess the challenges that lie ahead for the United States and the United Kingdom, from the NATO operation in Afghanistan to the Iranian nuclear crisis, and the growing threat of international terrorism.