№89: U.S. Policy towards the UK under Trump Cover Image

№89: U.S. Policy towards the UK under Trump
№89: U.S. Policy towards the UK under Trump

Author(s): Paweł Markiewicz
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Security and defense, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Geopolitics
Published by: PISM Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: United States; United Kingdom; US-UK relations; Donald Trump; transatlantic cooperation; intelligence and security issues; Brexit;
Summary/Abstract: President Donald Trump has shifted the balance of his partnership with the UK toward the U.S., straining transatlantic ties in the process. He actively sides with Brexiteers who support a no deal departure from the European Union. Forcing himself into the UK’s internal debate and sharply criticising British partners in public speeches and media forums has caused added tension. Additionally, approaches to the intelligence and security issue of 5G development spawned a divisive debate. Relations between the U.S. and UK are likely to remain one-sided, with the possibility of deepening the asymmetry if Trump is re-elected during the UK’s post-Brexit recovery.

  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English