On Friday, the Prime Minister Theresa May will be the first foreign premier to meet the 45th US President, Donald Trump. Never has the special relationship been so controversial. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been pelting May on social media with messages to take to Trump, such as "no waterboarding". But even those who think the PM should stick to trade talks are sceptical about the results.
Here, two specialists in US and UK relations give us their view of what will go on behind the scenes.
As Prime Minister Theresa May sits down for her first meeting with President Trump, both sides have been at pains to reaffirm the continuing importance of strong US-UK ties. After a rocky start marked by Trump’s apparent preference for Nigel Farage over the actual leadership of Britain, Trump is now rolling out the red carpet for the PM. The British press is jubilantly suggesting that this will be the second coming of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.
Read the full article at the New Statesman.
More from CNAS
PodcastThe Latest Phase of the War in Ukraine, with Mike Kofman and Jeff Edmonds
Has the war in Ukraine reached a critical turning point? Mike Kofman and Jeff Edmonds join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss the evolution of the military situ...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Michael Kofman & Jeffrey Edmonds
PodcastPolitical Churn in Europe, with Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook and Max Bergmann
What do the recent upheavals in European politics mean for the future of transatlantic cooperation? Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook and Max Bergmann join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook & Max Bergmann
PodcastUkraine's Window of Opportunity?
With military circles abuzz that Ukraine might be preparing to launch a counter-offensive against Russian-held Kherson, Michael Kofman of CNA’s Russia team joins War on the Ro...
By Michael Kofman
PodcastThe State of EU-China Relations, with Noah Barkin and Francesca Ghiretti
What have been the latest key developments in EU-China relations? Noah Barkin and Francesca Ghiretti join Carisa Nietsche and Jim Townsend to discuss milestones in the relatio...
By Carisa Nietsche, Jim Townsend, Noah Barkin & Francesca Ghiretti