UK POLICY OPTIONS AND THE SOUTH ATLANTIC

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https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.76021

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South Atlantic Security, Argentina, United Kingdom Foreign Policy, role theory, Falkland Islands, economic interdependence

Abstract

This article utilises International Relations role theory to analyse a number of potential roles for the United Kingdom as an actor with vested interests in the South Atlantic. It assesses the contemporary context of the UK’s trading relationship with the South Atlantic in light of the ongoing dialogue between the EU and the UK with regard to BREXIT. It also recognises the strategic realities of the South Atlantic and the UK’s Overseas Territories in the region. It posits that the UK, as a strategic actor in the South Atlantic, is limited in its role choices and that the role of ‘Opportunistic Partner’ in terms of its relationship with Argentina, offers the most scope as the basis for future mutually beneficial trading relations to normalise further political relations between the two countries.

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Martin Robson, University of Exeter

Lecturer in Strategic Studies, Strategy and Security Institute

Published

2018-03-20

How to Cite

Robson, M. (2018). UK POLICY OPTIONS AND THE SOUTH ATLANTIC. AUSTRAL: Brazilian Journal of Strategy &Amp; International Relations, 6(12). https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.76021

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