Robert Person


I am an Associate Professor of International Relations at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, where I teach courses in Russian and post-Soviet politics, international relations, and comparative politics in the Department of Social Sciences.  Additionally, I serve as Director of Curriculum for West Point's International Affairs Program and the core course in international relations that West Point cadets take in their third year.  


My research focuses on the foreign and domestic politics of Russia and the former Soviet states.  I have published extensively on regime support, mass mobilization, hybrid warfare, and the international relations of the post-Soviet states.  My current book project, in progress, examines Russian grand strategy in the 21st century.


I hold I PhD in political science from Yale University and an MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from Stanford University.  I am also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Resident Fellow at West Point's Modern War Institute.