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The plight of the Chagos Islanders shows the dark side of the US-UK special relationship

Harris, Peter (2016) The plight of the Chagos Islanders shows the dark side of the US-UK special relationship. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (22 Apr 2016). Website.

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Abstract

While the strength of the US-UK ‘special relationship’ has waxed and waned in recent years, many have viewed it as being generally beneficial. Peter Harris writes on one major casualty of the special relationship – the Chagos Islanders. Evicted from their home nearly 50 years ago, the Chagos Islands were converted into the US military base, Diego Garcia. Despite a 2000 High Court ruling that the islanders’ exile had been illegal, strategic considerations have since stood in the way of their return. Obama’s visit to the UK is an opportunity to reopen the issue.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 13:15
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66353

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