Britain, the Transatlantic Alliance, and the Arab-Israeli War of 1973

  title={Britain, the Transatlantic Alliance, and the Arab-Israeli War of 1973},
  author={Geraint Hughes},
  journal={Journal of Cold War Studies},
  • G. Hughes
  • Published 10 April 2008
  • History, Economics
  • Journal of Cold War Studies
This article analyzes the impact on transatlantic relations of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war, focusing on the discrepancy between U.S. and British views of Middle Eastern security before and during the conflict. Despite the institutional factors shaping the U.S.-British special relationship and the much greater power of the United States compared to Britain, British policy during the 1973 war was sharply at odds with U.S. policy. This article shows that British policy toward the Middle East… 

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