Jeffrey Mankoff is currently an International Affairs Fellow in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. From 2008 to 2010, he was the associate director of international security studies at Yale University and adjunct fellow for Russia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he was a John M. Olin National Security fellow at Harvard University's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, a Henry Chauncey fellow in Grand Strategy at Yale University, and a fellow at Moscow State University.
Dr. Mankoff has written on a range of topics connected to post-Soviet politics and foreign policy. He is the author of the book Russian Foreign Policy: The Return of Great Power Politics, as well as numerous journal articles and op-eds. His areas of functional expertise include Russian/Eurasian affairs, great power relations, foreign policy decision making, ethnic conflict, and energy security. Dr. Mankoff has also taught classes at Yale on Russian foreign policy, Central Asia, as well as modern diplomatic and military history. He received his PhD and MPhil in history, his MA in political science from Yale, and his BA in international studies and Russian from the University of Oklahoma.