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Cafruny Publishes Book Chapter on US Sanctions and the EU


Alan Cafruny
Alan Cafruny

A chapter co-authored by Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Chair of International Affairs and Professor of Government, was recently published in Global Governance in Transformation, from Springer.

“EU ‘Sovereignty’ in Global Governance: The Case of Sanctions,” written with Ksenia Kirkham of Kings College London, focuses on the current “America First” strategy that relies heavily on the use of sanctions.

Cafruny and Kirkham argue that “in the short term, it is highly unlikely that the EU can mount a successful challenge to the United States either with respect to sanctions or to more general trade and monetary policies.

“However, in the longer term, it is possible that continuing U.S. unilateralism will undermine the basis of its own legitimacy and power, and that the EU can at least partially free itself from the American superpower,” they say.

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