Professor of National Security Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College
Stephen Blank is a Professor and Foreign Affairs Specialist with expertise in Russian, CIS, and East European military and foreign policies in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Russian military doctrine, and U.S. military and foreign policy.
Dr. Stephen J. Blank has served as the Strategic Studies Institute’s expert on the Soviet bloc and the post-Soviet world since 1989. Prior to that he was Associate Professor of Soviet Studies at the Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education, Maxwell Air Force Base, and taught at the University of Texas, San Antonio, and at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Blank is the editor of Imperial Decline: Russia’s Changing Position in Asia, coeditor of Soviet Military and the Future, and author of The Sorcerer as Apprentice: Stalin’s Commissariat of Nationalities, 1917-1924. He has also written many articles and conference papers on Russian, Commonwealth of Independent States, and Eastern European security issues. Dr. Blank’s current research deals with proliferation and the revolution in military affairs, and energy and security in Eurasia.
BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1971
MA, University of Chicago, 1972
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1979
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