Jeffrey Mankoff is senior associate with the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program. His areas of expertise include international security, Russian foreign policy, regional security in the Caucasus and Central Asia, ethnic conflict, and energy security. 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. He is the author of Russian Foreign Policy: The Return of Great Power Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011). His forthcoming book, Empires of Eurasia: How Imperial Legacies Shape International Security (Yale, 2020), examines the impact of the imperial past on Chinese, Iranian, Russian, and Turkish politics and foreign policy.
Dr. Mankoff has also taught courses on international security, Russia, and Central Asia at Columbia, George Washington, Georgetown, and Yale Universities, and held academic fellowships at Harvard, Moscow State, and Yale. He holds dual B.A.s in international studies and Russian from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in diplomatic history from Yale.