Rajan Menon


Rajan Menon is the director of the grand strategy program at Defense Priorities, a professor emeritus at the City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, and a senior research fellow at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. His books include Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order (co-authored with Eugene Rumer) and, most recently, The Conceit of Humanitarian Intervention.

Articles by Rajan Menon
U.S. sailors stand on the flight deck while an FA-18 hornet fighter jet takes off, during a routine training aboard U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in the South China sea on Apr. 10, 2018.
U.S. sailors stand on the flight deck while an FA-18 hornet fighter jet takes off, during a routine training aboard U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in the South China sea on Apr. 10, 2018.
French President Emmanuel Macron, followed by French Armies Minister Sebastien Lecornu (2nd R), walks past a Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft at the Mont-de-Marsan air base, on Jan. 20.
French President Emmanuel Macron, followed by French Armies Minister Sebastien Lecornu (2nd R), walks past a Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft at the Mont-de-Marsan air base, on Jan. 20.
A worker cuts steel at a factory in Huaibei in China’s eastern Anhui province.
A worker cuts steel at a factory in Huaibei in China’s eastern Anhui province.
U.S. President Joe Biden, with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, meets virtually with members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue—Australia, India, and Japan—in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on March 12.
U.S. President Joe Biden, with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, meets virtually with members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue—Australia, India, and Japan—in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on March 12.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan from the Treaty Room in the White House in Washington, on April 14.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan from the Treaty Room in the White House in Washington, on April 14.
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