About Rajan Menon
Rajan Menon holds the Bernard Spitzer Chair in International Relations. Previously, he was a Fellow at the New America Foundation and an Academic Fellow and Senior Advisor at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, where he played a key role in developing the Corporation's Russia Initiative. Dr. Menon was also a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and as Director for Eurasia Policy Studies at the Seattle-based National Bureau for Asian Research. He is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times and has also written for The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, and World Policy Journal, among other publications.
Dr. Menon's areas of research and writing include Russian politics and foreign policy; the international relations of Central Asia, the South Caucasus, South Asia, and the Asia-Pacific; energy development in the Caspian Sea zone; security issues in Asia; globalization, and the comparative study of empires.
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979.
Prof. Menon is currently working on his next book, Hubris: The Anatomy of Military Disasters.
The End of Alliances (Oxford University Press, 2007).
Soviet Power in the Third World (Yale University Press, 1986).
Limits to Soviet Power (Lexington Books, 1989), co-editor.
Energy and Conflict in Central Asia and the Caucasus (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000; contributor and co-editor with Robert Ebel)
Russia, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia: The 21st Century Security Environment (Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 1999; contributor and principal coeditor with Yuri Fyodorov and Ghia Nodia).
"Leaders, Structural Conditions, and the Study of Russian Foreign Policy," ORBIS (Fall, 2001, forthcoming).
"The Balance of Power and US Interests in the Russian Far East," (co-authored with Charles E. Ziegler) in Judith Thornton and Charles E. Ziegler, eds., The Russian Far East: On the Edge of a Precipice ? (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2001, forthcoming).
"Energy, Development and Conflict in the Caspian Sea Region," in Robert Ebel and Rajan Menon, eds., Energy and Conflict in Central Asia and the Caucasus (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000), pp. 1-19.
"Russia's Ruinous Chechen War," Foreign Affairs , Vol. 79, No. 2 (March/April 2000), pp. 32-44. (co-authored with Graham E. Fuller)
"Asia in the Twenty-First Century," The National Interest , No. 59 (Spring 2000), pp. 78-86. (co-authored with S. Enders Wimbush).
"The Limits of Neorealism: Understanding Security in Central Asia," Review of International Studies , Vol. 25 (1999), pp. 87-105. (co-authored with Hendrik Spruyt).
"State Formation, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution in Central Asia , " in Barnett R. Rubin and Jack Snyder, eds., Post-Soviet Order: Conflict and State Building (New York: Routledge, 1998); co-authored with Hendrik Spruyt.
"After Empire: Russia and the Southern `Near Abroad , " in Michael Mandelbaum, ed., The New Russian Foreign Policy (New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1998)
Treacherous Terrain: The Political and Security Dimensions of Energy Development in the Caspian Sea Zone (Seattle: National Bureau of Asian Research, 1998).
"Russo-Japanese Relations: Implications for Northeast Asian Security," in Stephen J. Blank and Alvin Z. Rubinstein, eds., Imperial Decline: Russia's Changing Role in Asia (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997).
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