Foreign Policy Major and Blair- 1990-2007

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  • Foreign Policy under Major and Blair
    • Northern Ireland
      • Major
        • Downing street agreement 1993
        • Mitchell report 1996
      • Blair
        • Good Friday agreement 1998
          • Official end of confilct- gov. formed
        • St. Andrews agreement 2006
      • Relationship between Major and Reynolds "Mr NO" allowed progress to begin
      • Blair continued where Major left off
      • Historical argument: Did Blair just take credit for the work already done by Major?
    • Balklands
      • Blair gov sucess
        • Persuaded Clinton to take more firm action
        • Military intervention 1999
        • Rowe: sucess in the Balklands mouleded Blair's thinking and did much to shape his later policies above all on Iraq
          • Iraq war
            • Hutton inquirey
            • doseay "sexed-up"
            • Weapons of mass distruction
            • Death of Dr. Kelly
            • decline in Blair popularity: anti-war protests
            • Lack of UN and European support
      • Major's Failure
        • Kosovo ethnic cleasning
        • failure of diplomatic action
        • Un peacekeepers failed- major's influence
        • Ineffective pressure place by Europe- B.acting alone
    • The Gulf War
      • Key events
        • UN resolution ignored
        • operation desert storm- 17th feb
        • quick victory in feb
      • Causes
        • World oil crisis- Saddam Hussian control 1/2 of oil
          • Removal of Saddham Hussian
            • Invasion of Kuwait
      • Effects
        • Boost B. impact on world stage
        • start of war on terror
          • Saddham still in power
        • factor for Major's election win 1992
        • Strengthen Special Realtionship
        • creation of Al-queda
      • Historical Interp.
        • golden age;Hennessey against-imperial in attitude
        • Thatcherite: good-boost special realtionship
    • The War on Terror
      • Events
        • 9/11
          • 7/7
            • Events
              • 9/11
                • 7/7
                • Iraq war
                  • Hutton inquirey
                  • doseay "sexed-up"
                  • Weapons of mass distruction
                  • Death of Dr. Kelly
                  • decline in Blair popularity: anti-war protests
                  • Lack of UN and European support
                • Blair docterine
                • Blair's sence of moral right and wrong
          • Blair docterine
          • Blair's sence of moral right and wrong
        • Historical agrument
          • Objective Lynch: most contriversal war of all time
          • Marr:"A rotten deal" over Iraq

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