Contemporary History in Context

Kennedy, Macmillan and the Cold War

The Irony of Interdependence

Authors: Ashton, N.

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Nigel J. Ashton analyses Anglo-American relations during a crucial phase of the Cold War. He argues that although policy-makers on both sides of the Atlantic used the term 'interdependence' to describe their relationship this concept had different meanings in London and Washington. The Kennedy Administration sought more centralized control of the Western alliance, whereas the Macmillan Government envisaged an Anglo-American partnership. This gap in perception gave rise to a 'crisis of interdependence' during the winter of 1962-3, encompassing issues as diverse as the collapse of the British EEC application, the civil war in the Yemen, the denouement of the Congo crisis and the fate of the British independent nuclear deterrent.

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NIGEL J. ASHTON is Lecturer in International History the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of Eisenhower, Macmillan and the Problem of Nasser.

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'He brings a fresh perspective...[a] deeply researched and elegantly written monograph...' - Andrew Preston, H-Diplo, H-Net Reviews

'...an informative case study of the interaction of the two powers during the many crises of those years.' - L.M. Lees, Choice


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kennedy, Macmillan and the Cold War
Book Subtitle
The Irony of Interdependence
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary History in Context
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-80001-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230800014
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-71605-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-40346-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 288
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