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Wikileaks, blood ties, and the special relationship: "America is the essential power"

Parmar, Inderjeet (2010) Wikileaks, blood ties, and the special relationship: "America is the essential power". International Affairs at LSE (06 Dec 2010). Website.

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Abstract

It was inevitable that Julian Assange’s wikileaks would give unwelcome publicity to the enduring and unequal relationship between Britain and the United States. The Guardian newspaper, under the headline “Tories promised to run a ‘pro-American regime'” has exposed the Coalition government of Cameron and Clegg once again. While during the election campaign both leaders were proclaiming their “independence” of the United States, and criticising New Labour’s “slavishness” towards the US, Cameron’s foreign policy and national security team were paying homage to their imperial overlord. They promised a thoroughly “pro-American regime”, if elected.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/ideas/
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE IDEAS
Collections > International Affairs at LSE Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 12:05
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/83043

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