Jeffrey Mankoff is an internationally recognized expert on Russian foreign policy, the Caucasus and Central Asia, ethnic conflict, and energy security. He is currently a senior fellow at CSIS and deputy director of the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program. 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. Dr. Mankoff also teaches courses on international security and Central Asia at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and has held academic fellowships at Harvard, Yale, and Moscow State Universities. 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. He is the author of Russian Foreign Policy: The Return of Great Power Politics (Rowman & Littlefield), and is currently completing a book on empire and foreign policy in Eurasia.