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The True Cost of Argentina’s Falklands Strategy

Buenos Aires’ efforts to counter British re-engagement with Latin America may come at the greatest cost to the Falkland Islanders themselves

The British government’s current foreign-policy drive to re-engage with Latin America has been well documented, as have Argentina’s efforts to counter it. With Argentina traditionally one of Britain’s oldest and closest allies in the region, the two countries could enjoy favourable relations but for the sovereignty dispute over the South Atlantic islands. Less than a decade after the conclusion of the Falklands War, UK-Argentine diplomatic relations resumed and, under the

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