Senior FellowRajan Menon is a senior fellow in the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center.
He holds the Anne and Bernard Spitzer chair in political science at the City College of New York/City University of New York and was previously the Monroe J. Rathbone professor and chairman in the Department of International Relations at Lehigh University. He has been a fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC; an academic fellow and senior adviser at the Carnegie Corporation of New York; senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; and director for Eurasia policy studies at the Seattle-based National Bureau for Asian Research (NBR). He has taught at Columbia University and Vanderbilt University and served as special assistant for arms control and national security to Congressman Stephen J. Solarz (D-NY), while an international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, of which he is a member.
His current work concerns American foreign and national security policy, international security, globalization, and the international relations of Asia and Russia and the other post-Soviet states. His latest book, The End of Alliances (Oxford University Press, 2007), was selected as an "Outstanding Academic Title" by the American Library Association.
Menon's work has been published extensively by the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Washington Post, and the Huffington Post. He has appeared as a commentator on NPR, ABC, CNN, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and PBS.
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