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The US-UK ‘special relationship’ isn’t broken – it’s just entering a dangerous new phase
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The US-UK ‘special relationship’ isn’t broken – it’s just entering a dangerous new phase

Author Michael Fuchs explains how the right-wing populist movements in the United States and the United Kingdom are converging.

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  • Michael Fuchs

The dumpster fires of US and UK politics have converged, and the special relationship is going up in flames.

The resignation of Kim Darroch, UK ambassador to the US—and a longtime British civil servant—because of a temper tantrum by Donald Trump is an illustration of the toxic politics of both countries, and the real damage it is doing to the US-UK alliance.

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Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow