Author: Nimmi Kurian
Publisher: Lancer's Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170950813
It also contains a historical overview of the UK-US special relations since the end of the Second World War. Similarly, it deals with the convergence and divergence in the Anglo-American threat perceptions, with special reference to the Falklands crisis of 1982 and the Libyan crisis of 1986.
While there was a convergence of approaches on issues such as the adoption of virulent posture towards the Soviet Union, the US air raid of Libya, the maintenence of a strong naval presence in the Indian Ocean region, the Falklands crisis, etc., disagreements were indicated over the US military intervention in Grenada, the Siberian gas pipeline issue and the extra-territorial application of US laws abroad.
The Study also focusses on the economic relations between the two countries giving special attention to the economic philosophies followed by them as well as their trade and investment patterns. The trade disputes which ensued during the course of this period has also been dealt with.
The 'postscript' in the book deals with the pertinent developments in the post-Thatcher-Reagan period, which was studied separately as a research project between 1995 and 1997.