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Grand Improvisation: America Confronts the British Superpower, 1945-1957

The British Empire remained a superpower—certainly by the original definition of 1944—at least until 1957 when the reelected Eisenhower administration asserted what it called “a declaration of independence” from British authority.

The Kremlin Letters: Stalin’s Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt

Stalin exchanged more than six hundred messages with Allied leaders Churchill and Roosevelt during the Second World War. In this riveting volume—the fruit of a unique British-Russian scholarly collaboration—the messages are published and also analyzed within their historical context.

Brexit Update: Deal or No Deal?

For the latest on the road to Brexit, we spoke with Wilson Center Global Fellow Michelle Egan, who has been following the story long before the historic UK vote to exit the EU was takenIn this episode of Wilson Center NOW, she provides analysis of the fallout from the recent high-profile resignations in Prime Minister May’s cabinet and the possibility of not reaching a deal by the March 2019 deadline.

Alternate Forms of Brexit and Their Implications for the UK, the EU, and the US

Brexit is the first time since World War II that a developed country has decided to leave a major international institution without military defeat or political revolution. RAND’s study, "After Brexit: Alternate Forms of Brexit and their Implications for the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the United States," uses game theory to analyze the broad issues, then delves into the potential economic effects of five “hard Brexit” and three “soft Brexit” options.

A Hung Parliament: What Lies Ahead for Britain?

A hung parliament is loathed by British politicians.  It means that no one party has the sufficient number of seats to pass necessary legislation, such as the budget. It requires haggling with smaller parties that extract their pound of flesh in exchange for their votes.

May Hangs on After Tortuous UK Election

Riding high in the opinion polls just 6 weeks ago and with a governing majority of 12 from the 2015 general election, British PM Theresa May and her Conservative Party woke up to a very different political landscape this morning. With all votes now counted, Britain will have a hung parliament with May's majority wiped out and her leadership in the balance after a personally disastrous campaign. No party will have enough seats to govern alone.

Trump, Lavrov, and the Long History of Things that Never Happened

Reflections on memcons, memoirs, and the nature of documentary evidence

In an unusual move that highlights the depth of Russia’s involvement in US politics, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his readiness to provide Congress with a transcript of Foreign Minister’s Sergei Lavrov’s May 10 conversation with President Donald Trump.

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