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.
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.
Watch Peter Mandelson, secretary of state for business, enterprise, and regulatory reform for the United Kingdom, discuss the upcoming G20 Summit and the need for countries to work together to avoid protectionism amidst the global financial crisis.
In this book, CFR Senior Fellow Walter Russell Mead recounts how the British and their American heirs built an unrivaled global system of politics, power, investment, and trade over the past three hundred years. Teaching notes by the author.