Dana H. Allin

Editor, IISS

Dana H. Allin has been Editor since 1998 of Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, with chief responsibility for the bi-monthly 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 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. His scholarship also has covered a considerable range of European topics, including the Balkans conflicts and the Cold War. His articles and book chapters have appeared in The Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Survival, International Affairs, World Policy Journal, Strategic Survey, Strategic Comments, The Huffington Post, IISS Voices, and in numerous edited volumes. Dr Allin is Professorial Lecturer at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), of the Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C., and Adjunct Professor of European Studies at the SAIS Bologna Center. 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 Bologna (1990); a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow in Bonn and Frankfurt (1900–91); a financial and economics journalist in London and Vienna (1987–88); and a newspaper journalist covering Maryland state government and courts (1981–1984). He has a BA in English from Yale University, and an MA and PhD in international relations from Johns Hopkins University–SAIS.

Articles by Dana H. Allin

US Politics and the Climate Deal
It is now two weeks to the day since President Obama's party suffered another ‘shellacking' – though he didn't use the word this time – in midterm elections. There was much immediate chatter about the president's supposedly diminished power at home and abroad. In a couple of news interviews ...