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Lord Home and Anglo–American relations, 1961–1963

Holt, Andrew

Authors

Andrew Holt andrew.holt@alumni.nottingham.ac.uk



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Diplomacy & Statecraft
Electronic ISSN 0959-2296
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 4
APA6 Citation Holt, A. Lord Home and Anglo–American relations, 1961–1963. Diplomacy and Statecraft, 16(4), doi:10.1080/09592290500331014
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/09592290500331014
Publisher URL http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0959-2296&volume=16&issue=4&spage=699
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
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.....1080/09592290500331014

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