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Special Relationship

Hillary Clinton's Safe Bet on Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

It would be easy to chock up Hillary's maneuver as politics during the beginning of her presidential campaign and call it day. But there's something more to it than that.

Drinks, Cards and 200 Years of Anglo-American Friendship

OpedSpace | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics

The Treaty of Ghent did not result directly in the Special Relationship, but were it not for the mutual respect and collegiality begun in Flanders 200 years ago, the Anglo-American dynamics of this most recent century would not have been possible.

The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

What does J Street's motto "Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace" really mean? That question calls for grasping the context of Zionism among Jews in the United States -- aspects of history, largely obscured and left to archives, that can shed light on J Street's current political role.

While Cameron Defers to Parliament, Obama Locks Into Warfare State of Mind

Norman Solomon | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The British Parliament's rejection of an attack on Syria is a direct contrast -- and implicit challenge -- to the political war system of the United States. Now all eyes turn to Congress, where the bar has suddenly been raised.

The Future Of The Special Relationship

Posted 05.24.2012 | Books

Epilogue by H. Edward Mann, excerpted from The Queen and the U.S.A. (Dementi Milestone Publishing, $35) In 1946, Sir Winston Churchill spoke of a ...

Let's Stop Exaggerating the Special Relationship With Britain

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 05.20.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

America has viewed the integration of Europe and the development of the European Union through Anglo-tinted glasses, a view that has proven to not be in the best interests of the United States.

Higher Education: A Gold Star in the Special Relationship

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 11.19.2011 | College
Nigel Sheinwald

Americans who study in the UK and Britons who study in the US are carrying the special relationship forward for future generations.

The Real Special Relationship: Obama and the Queen

Christina Patterson | Posted 07.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

"They are," said Obama, of the Queen and her spouse, "extraordinarily gracious people." If I'd been the Queen, I think I'd have fainted with joy. But the Queen tends not to faint.

UK-US Relations Deep if Not Frequent: Special Relationship Still "Special"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The report of my death was an exaggeration. -- Mark Twain What follows below is a note from Martin Longden, Press Secretary and Head of Communicatio...

Dennis Quaid Fattens Up To Play Bill Clinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Quaid went to great lengths to play Bill Clinton in HBO's upcoming 'The Special Relationship.' "I gained 35 pounds for the role," he tells PopEater. "...

Brits Want Obama-Style Change. Can They Grasp It?

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

With the arrival of a third party in the spotlight, there is a major chance of significant change -- not so much in the individual politician, but in the way we do politics in the United Kingdom.

David Cameron, Potential UK Leader, Disappointed Over US Falklands Support

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's opposition chief – and possible next leader – said Wednesday the failure of the United States to back London in a...

'Special Relationship' Between U.S. And Great Britain Should End, U.K. Lawmakers Say

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The "special relationship" is not so special any more. That's the word from a committee of lawmakers in Britain who say the phrase coi...

The Cruelty of Britain's Craven Extradition Policy

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

To stay close to America, Britain signed an extradition treaty which gave more protection to Americans than to Brits. It's a lopsided double standard, and previous ministers have admitted as much.

New BFF's

June Sarpong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
June Sarpong

Now that the UK government has changed hands from a Labour to a Liberal Conservative coalition, one thing that has remained the same is the importan...

Another Nail in the Coffin of the Special Relationship

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

The US simply does not have the affection for the British that many of our politicians would like to believe. While we do have a close relationship when it comes to military and security matters.

Think Tank's Advice To Europe: Stop 'Fetishizing' American Relationship

Spiegel Online | Gregor Peter Schmitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The council released a study on Monday called "Toward a Post-American Europe," based on wide-ranging interviews and research conducted in the 27 EU me...

Obama's Foreign Policy: Nothing Personal

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charles J. Brown

Obama has to walk a pretty fine line on his current trip. He must demonstrate leadership without looking like the United States still has the ability -- or the credibility -- to define the agenda.

Dennis Quaid And Julianne Moore To Play The Clintons

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Dennis Quaid is lined up to play former President Clinton with Julianne Moore as Hillary Clinton for a movie, "The Special Relationsh...

Special Relationship: Julianne Moore Playing Hillary Clinton?

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Julianne Moore has been cast to play the role of Hillary Clinton in the forthcoming film Special Relationship, which will focus on the Bill Clinton-Mo...

Britain's Making the Special Relationship Less Relevant

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Bergmann

It's high time we used the special relationship to attempt to influence British behavior in Europe, just as they use it to influence our behavior globally.

Obama, Brown Meeting: What's So 'Special' About US-UK Relations?

The Independent | Rupert Cornwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The odd British ambassador in Washington revels in it. But most cringe when they hear the expression, and at least one has tried to ban it. None, howe...