A Second Century of Alliance: The Anglo-American Alliance in the 21st Century
Lecturer in Diplomacy and Public Policy
Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS University of London
The Anglo-American relationship has been a turbulent one. Born in the fires of War and changed with the evolution of both to modern democracies. The First World War marked the first major war in which the United States and United Kingdom would fight alongside each other. As we mark the centenary of the end of that conflict and we enter a second century of Anglo American cooperation the time is ripe to reflect on where this special relationship is heading in the 21st century. With the election of a more isolationist president in the United States and the United Kingdom unshackling itself from the European Union both states face major changes in their foreign policy. This paper discusses these changes and the effects this will have on the Anglo-American relations in this second century of Alliance.
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of European Studies and the Center for British Studies.