Dana Allin

Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs; Editor of Survival



  • US foreign policy and domestic politics
  • European politics and foreign policies
  • Transatlantic relations

Languages: English, German


Dana has been Editor of Survival: Global Politics and Strategy since 1998. As the IISS’s Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs, he comments and writes widely on the strategic challenges and historical, political and social roots of US foreign policy, he also covers a considerable range of European topics, including the Balkans conflicts and the Cold War.

Dana is the author or co-author of seven books including, most recently, Our Separate Ways: The Struggle for the Future of the U.S.-Israel Alliance (PublicAffairs, 2016). His articles and book chapters have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Politico, The National Interest, International Affairs, World Policy Journal, The Huffington Post, Survival and in numerous edited volumes. In addition to his role at the IISS, Dana is Adjunct Professor of European Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS-Europe), in Bologna, Italy.


  • Weary Policeman: American Power in an Age of Austerity (Routledge, 2012), with Erik Jones;
  • The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War (Oxford, 2010), with  Steven Simon;
  • Repairing the Damage: Possibilities and Limits of Transatlantic Consensus (Routledge, 2007), with Gilles Andreani, Philippe Errera, and Gary Samore;
  • NATO’s Balkan Interventions (Oxford, 2002);
  • Unfinished Peace: Report of the International Commission on the Balkans (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1996), with James Brown, Jacques Rupnik, Mark Thompson and members of the International Commission on the Balkans;
  • Cold War Illusions: America, Europe and Soviet Power, 1969–1989 (St. Martin’s/MacMillan, 1994 and 1998).
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