Alan W. Cafruny

United States

Professor of International Affairs on the faculty of Government, Hamilton College (USA).

He is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles, including The European Union and Global Capitalism: Origins, Development, Crisis (co-authored with Magnus Ryner, Palgrave, 2017) and Europe at Bay: In the Shadow of US Hegemony (co-authored with Magnus Ryner, Lynne Rienner, 2007). His articles have appeared in a variety of journals in the United States and Europe, including the New Left Review, International Organization, Review of International Political Economy, New Political Economy, and the International Spectator. He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the European Studies Association (EUSA). He was Visiting Professor (1993-4) and External Professor (1994-2000) in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy).

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Trump in Asia: Is the United States in Retreat?
22.11.2017
American power is in important respects declining, in large part as a result of its own policies. U.S.-led globalization has benefited corporate America, but has contributed to the devastation of

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Rising Populism in Europe and the United States: Where Will it End?
26.10.2017
Recent elections in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic confirm that the ominous growth of right-wing populism in Europe and the United States did not end with the defeat of Geert Wilders in the

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German Elections 2017: The Calm Before the Storm?
25.09.2017
The German federal election brought no major surprises.  According to official exit polls Angela Merkel’s CDU and it’s Bavarian sister CSU won 33% of the total

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Bundestag Elections: Merkel and Grand Coalition
23.09.2017
Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its sister party the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) are expected to achieve a comfortable victory in the

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Will China Replace the United States on the World Stage?
30.08.2017
China’s economy will soon become the largest in the world. The trillion-dollar Belt and Road project seeks to establish a global network of economic and political relations centered on Beijing. With

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After the Sanctions: The Foreign Policy Establishment Consolidated
23.08.2017
If the darkening war clouds represent the response of an embattled and erratic president, they also reflect the growing power of the foreign policy establishment in Washington as it has become

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Chancellor Merkel’s Summit
13.07.2017
The G-20 summits were established in response to the global financial crisis of 2008-9, giving recognition to the important role that emerging powers outside the G-7/8 could play in resolving the

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Is Atlanticism Fracturing?
16.06.2017
Is the sun slowly setting on America’s transatlantic imperium? Atlanticism remains popular in the East, it is engendering  growing skepticism on both sides of the political spectrum

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Trump Maiden Voyage: Riyadh, Brussels, Sicily
26.05.2017
President Donald Trump’s ambitious nine-day trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Europe has set in motion important changes in U.S. foreign policy with respect to the Middle East, but not with Western

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The Great Restoration
19.04.2017
Transactionalist instincts might lead Trump to seek compromises, as indicated by Tillerson’s aforementioned visit to Moscow, which resulted in limited steps towards de-escalation and endorsement of

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Tillerson Visit Marks Trump’s Move to Mainstream, Shows Willingness to Mend Ties
13.04.2017
The rhetoric seen at US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow largely confirmed that US foreign policy under Donald Trump has moved toward the establishment mainstream. However, the visit

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The European Union at 60: How Many More Birthdays?
20.03.2017
While the preparations for the Rome commemoration illustrate the deep underlying conflicts between east and west in the EU, the European core is itself experiencing a crisis that, like Brexit, will be

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