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Reference FCO 82/54
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Trend towards neo-isolationism in USA (Folder 1) (1971)
Description Despatch from Lord Cromer, British ambassador in Washington DC, about perceived trend towards neo-isolationism in the US and the likely repercussions for US foreign policy. Comments by British officials including Hugh Overton and H Hankey. The impact of the Vietnam War and the inter-action of domestic and foreign policy. Nixon administration talks of replacing confrontation with an era of negotiation. Nixon doctrine and impact on existing commitments. US foreign policy likely to be "increasingly defensive" Cromer concludes.
Date 1971
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries Vietnam, United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union
Places Africa; Asia; Britain; Cambodia; Canada; Caribbean; China; Cuba; Europe; Israel; Japan; Korea; Laos; Latin America; Middle East; Russia; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; Thailand; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Brimelow, Thomas; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Peterson, Peter George
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Arms; Balance of Payments; British Embassy; Communist; Congress; Council on International Economic Policy; Crime; Defence; Department of State; Detente; Draft; Drugs; East-West relations; Economic policy; Economy; Environment; Exports; foreign policy; Inflation; International Economic Policy; Isolationism; Japanese; Ministry of Defence; Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); My Lai Massacre; Nixon Doctrine; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); organisation; Payments; Pentagon; Protectionism; Protectionist; Race; Recession; Silent majority; State Department; Tariffs; Taxation; Trade; Trade policy; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; Vietnam War; withdrawal
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