Britain’s Long War

British Strategy in the Northern Ireland Conflict 1969–98

  • Peter R. Neumann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Peter R. Neumann
      Pages 1-16
  3. The Strategic Tradition of the British Government in Northern Ireland

  4. The Evolution of British Government Strategy in Northern Ireland

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 189-231

About this book


Britain's Long War assesses the process of strategic change within the British Government's position on Northern Ireland, starting with Westminster's first intervention in 1969 and ending with the Belfast Agreement in 1998. Drawing on a vast range of primary sources including recently released cabinet papers, Peter Neumann analyzes the aims, strategy and restraints of British policy in Northern Ireland.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Peter R. Neumann
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK

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