Jeffrey Mankoff is deputy director and senior fellow with the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program. He is the author of Russian Foreign Policy: The Return of Great Power Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009) and a frequent commentator on international security, Russian foreign policy, regional security in the Caucasus and Central Asia, ethnic conflict, and energy security. His forthcoming book, Empires of Eurasia, looks at the life and afterlife of imperial geopolitics on the Eurasian continent.
Before coming to CSIS, he served as an adviser on U.S.-Russia relations at the U.S. Department of State as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow. From 2008 to 2010, he was associate director of International Security Studies at Yale University and an adjunct fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. In addition to his policy research, Dr. Mankoff has taught courses on international security and Central Asia at Columbia, George Washington, Georgetown, and Yale Universities, and held academic fellowships at Harvard, Yale, and Moscow State Universities. He holds dual BA's in international studies and Russian from the University of Oklahoma and an MA, MPhil, and PhD in diplomatic history from Yale.