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’s Trade Policy: Toward a Global Trade War?
14.08.2018
Notwithstanding Trump’s aggressive rhetoric towards Germany and the EU, there is a fundamental distinction between U.S. interests with respect to Europe, on one hand, and China, on the other hand.

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Helsinki Summit: “Diplomatic” Trump and Confident Putin
17.07.2018
What was said in the two-hour discussion between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump is known only to the two men and their interpreters.  However, on the basis of the press conference, comments

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Trump's Space Force: Another Step in Geopolitical Rivalry
26.06.2018
Proclaiming “We must have American dominance in space,” President Trump has directed the Department of Defense to establish a Space Force as an independent branch of the U.S. armed forces.

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Tariffs and the Iran Nuclear Deal: The Transatlantic Divide
14.05.2018
A looming trade war and Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) have thrown a spotlight on growing tensions in the

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Broader Aims of Trump’s Revisionist Geoeconomic Project
19.03.2018
Contrary to the conventional wisdom, Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the TPP does not indicate that the United States is disengaging from Asia or adopting isolationist policies. The

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The U.S. Grand Strategy: Policy and Planning
06.02.2018
In recent weeks four influential reports on U.S. foreign policy have been published: the Trump Administration’s National Security Strategy of the USA (NSS, December 18); the Department of

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Alan W. Cafruny
International Implications of the US Tax Code Reform
11.01.2018
The bill will almost certainly provoke a new round of global tax competition. It is also likely to deepen divisions among EU member states and encourage them to intensify their own neoliberal

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Alan W. Cafruny
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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Alan Cafruny on the European Union's Economic Challenge
18.12.2017
Alan Cafruny, Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs at Hamilton College, talks about the fundamental economic problems of the European Union, and the challenges it faces in its

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