Lord Home and Anglo–American relations, 1961–1963

Holt, Andrew (2005) Lord Home and Anglo–American relations, 1961–1963. Diplomacy & Statecraft, 16 (4). pp. 699-722. ISSN 0959-2296

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Abstract

This article focuses on the role of Lord Home, the British Foreign Secretary, in the conduct of Anglo–American relations between 1961 and 1963. It studies three controversial policy areas: the newly independent states of Laos and the Congo, along with the debate over the decolonisation of British Guiana; the key Cold War issues of Berlin and Cuba; and a variety of nuclear weapons–related matters. It is argued that Home, in constantly striving to maintain the alliance, was more pro-American than Macmillan. He exercised an important restraining and calming influence on the Prime Minister, preventing him from pursuing potentially damaging initiatives. However, the relationship between the two men was strong. Home’s diplomacy usually complimented Macmillan’s interventions and they often worked together.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Diplomacy & Statecraft, 16: 699–722, 2005, available online at: available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09592290500331014
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of History
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/09592290500331014
Depositing User: Holt, Dr Andrew
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2014 11:17
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 07:53
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/1555

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