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Dana H. Allin

Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies


Senior Fellow for Transatlantic Affairs, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and Editor of Survival: Global Politics and Strategy (since 1998) with chief responsibility for the bi-monthy journal's content and style. An accomplished scholar and writer on diverse themes, he is the author or co-author of five books, and was a principal drafter of a sixth, the 1997 report of The International Commission on the Balkans. As an IISS Senior Fellow based in London, he comments and writes widely on the strategic challenges and historical, political, and social roots of US foreign policy, with special attention in recent years to America's Middle East dilemmas.  

Previously, he was Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute Berlin (1993-1997); Deputy Director of the International Commission on the Balkans (1995-1997); visiting Assistant Professor at SAIS Washington (1997) and SAIS Europe (1990); a Robert Bosh Foundation Fellow in Bonn and Frankfurt (1990-91); a financial and economics journalist in London and Vienna (1987-88); and a newspaper journalist covering Maryland state government and course (1981-1984).  He has a BA in English from Yale University, and an MA and PhD in international relations from Johns Hopkins University -SAIS. 


Weary Policeman: American Power in an Age of Austerity, with E. Jones (2012); The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War, with S. Simon (2010); Repairing the Damage: Possibilities and Limits of Transatlantic Consensus, co-author (2007); NATO's Balkan Interventions (2002), Unfinished Peace: Report of the International Commission on the Balkans, co-author (1996); Cold War Illusions: America, Europe and Soviet Power, 1969-1989 (1994, second edition 1998); numerous book chapters and articles in Survival, International Affairs, World Policy Journal, The International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung




  • Balkans
  • Eastern Europe
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Western Europe


  • American Defense Policy
  • American Foreign Policy
  • European Union and Transatlantic Relations
  • European Union Foreign Policy


  • German

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UK move against Huawei is a 'victory' for Trump.

Dana Allin interviewed on CNBC Street Signs, 7/21

America’s protests and Trump: the ‘law and order’ president?

Dana Allin wrote in International Institute for Strategic Studies, 6/2

U.S. will have 'big advantage' in trade talks with UK, expert says.

Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies Dana Allin interviewed on CNBC Street Signs, 6/5