Charles A. Kupchan interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman
U.S. President Obama and British Prime Minister Cameron share the predicament of leading an unpopular war in Afghanistan at a time of swelling debt, says CFR's Charles Kupchan, who adds that the economic crisis has linked Britain and the continent more closely.
Britain's coalition government has an ambitious agenda that includes strong transatlantic and European ties, says expert Fred Kempe. But success will depend on how well the government manages British finances and its massive debt.
If the Conservatives emerge from the British elections as the governing party, their skepticism toward European integration could weaken the bloc and its potential as a U.S. partner, writes CFR's Charles Kupchan.
The provisional Irish Republican Army, or IRA, is an outgrowth of an older group known as the Irish Republican Army, which fought an insurgency that successfully challenged British rule in the whole of Ireland in the early years of the twentieth century.
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