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Robert Person is an Associate Professor of International Relations in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy and director of West Point’s curriculum in International Affairs.  He teaches courses on Russian and post-Soviet politics, international political economy, democratic and authoritarian regimes, and international relations.


His research on Russian politics and foreign policy has been published in a variety of academic and popular media, including the Journal of Democracy, Post-Soviet Affairs, Problems of Post-Communism, the Washington Post, The National Interest, the Moscow Times, and elsewhere. His commentary on current events in Russia and Ukraine has appeared in the New York Times, the L.A. Times, NPR, BBC, Le Monde, Al Jazeera, El País, and other international media outlets. 

Dr. Person regularly consults as a Russia subject matter expert for the Army, Department of Defense, U.S. Government agencies, and in the private sector. He is a resident fellow at West Point's Modern War Institute and life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


He holds a PhD in political science from Yale University and an MA in Russian and East European Studies from Stanford University.  His current book project, “Russia’s Grand Strategy in the 21st Century” is under contract at the Brookings Press.



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