The Bush-Brown White House Meeting: A Chill in the Special Relationship?

Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Nile Gardiner

Research Area: Government

Keywords: Europe

Type: Brief

Coverage: Great Britain


The Anglo-American Special Relationship continues at many levels behind the scenes, from intelligence cooperation to collaboration on missile defense, but it beginning to show significant signs of strain over the handling of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, low levels of British defense spending, and the broader war against Islamist terrorism.