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.