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End of the affair

War in Iraq has exposed the"special relationship" as a liability that has damaged British interests in Europe and the Muslim world. Inside the British establishment the special relationship is now supported only by prime ministers, submariners and code breakers. We…
Rodric Braithwaite  

Intelligence test

Britain's intelligence ties with the US-which includes spying on other EU states-may undermine Europe's new defence policy
Charles Grant  

Secret sensations

Even during the cold war, secret intelligence achieved rather little. In the post-cold war world, do secret agencies still have a role at all?
Rodric Braithwaite  

Glasnost at the FCO

We can now read the official reflections of British diplomacy as it battled with the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s. The documents reveal fascinating differences of opinion
Archie Brown