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Published on: June 4, 2015
A Special Relationship
No One Else to Trust

Why does the Anglo-American special relationship endure? Because, as Thucydides pointed out, adversaries make allies.

Jeffrey A. Engel is the founding director of Southern Methodist University's Center for Presidential History. He is the author or editor of nine books on American foreign affairs, including Cold War at 30,000 Feet: The Anglo-American Fight for Aviation Supremacy (Harvard University Press, 2007) and America in the World (Princeton University Press, 2014).
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