The Nature of Anglo-Argentine Diplomacy, 1980–1990
It is a statement of the obvious to say that in the 1980s Anglo-Argentine relations underwent several changes. Despite them the danger of tension, even conflict, persists. The nature of the dispute has been only imperfectly addressed. In many quarters in both countries the return to diplomatic normality, coupled with the raising of trade restrictions and the lifting of the Military Exclusion Zone, has been welcomed as signifying a momentous change. But diplomacy must be the means to an end — the end being a compromise, perhaps embodied in the form of a treaty, that is politically acceptable to the elected governments of both countries.
KeywordsInternational Perspective British Government Falkland Island Diplomatic Relation Fishing Zone
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