The United Kingdom: Background, Brexit, and Relations with the United States

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Many U.S. officials and Members of Congress view the United Kingdom(UK) as the United States’ closest and most reliable ally. This perception stems from a combination of factors, including a sense of shared history, values, and culture; a large and mutually beneficial economic relationship; and extensive cooperation on foreign policy and security issues. The UK’s January 2020 withdrawal from the European Union (EU), often referred to as Brexit, is likely to change its international role and outlook in ways that affect U.S.-UK relations.

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This Report was first published in 2005 and subsequently updated. The latest update was published in April 2021. All updates can be checked on the Primary Source link provided below.

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