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Brexit and Trump: The end of Anglo-American economic leadership?

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (R) shakes hands with former U.S. President Ronald Reagan as she participates in a birthday salute celebrating Reagan's 83rd birthday, February 3 in Washington. While at the $1,000 a plate fund-raising dinner, Reagan said the Democrats were trying to rewrite the history of his eight years in power and accused President Clinton of stealing Republican ideas for his recent State of the Union message.HB - RTR2EAL

The Thatcher-Reagan years of the 1980s are seen as the heyday of Anglo-American leadership. Image: REUTERS

Robin Niblett
Distinguished Fellow, Chatham House
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