Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center
TopicsInternational Security, US Foreign Policy
RegionsAsia, Russia, South Asia
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March 12, 2014President Obama’s inbox is doubtless packed with proposals for stopping the standoff between Ukraine and Russia.
March 06, 2014The Crimean parliament has voted to organize a referendum on March 16 if the Russian government -- basically Putin -- agrees that the territory is eligible to become part of the Russian Federation and to secede from Ukraine. But here's the problem:
March 06, 2014You would think it’s self-evident that Ukraine’s current crisis and the controversies sparked before its eruption by Iran’s nuclear program, China’s muscle-flexing against Japan and the Philippines over disputed tiny islands, and Syria’s continuing carnage are distinct—that they have little,…
March 02, 2014The first thing to be said about the question I've posed in the title is that no one truly knows -- and you shouldn't believe anyone who says they do. Even Vladimir Putin is unlikely to have figured out all his…
February 24, 2014Just when it seemed that Ukraine was lurching toward an all-out civil war that could have spilt the country between a Russophone east and south and a Europe-oriented center and west, feverish mediation by the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Poland has led to a…
Rajan Menon is a nonresident 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.