Rajan Menon

Rajan Menon is the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Professor of International Relations emeritus at the Powell School, City College of New York, director of the Grand Strategy Program at Defense Priorities, and Senior Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace at Columbia University. He is the author, most recently, of The Conceit of Humanitarian Intervention.

The War of Surprises in Ukraine

Fighting a War on the Wrong Planet

Ending the War in Ukraine: Three Possible Futures

Why the War in Ukraine is a Disaster for the Poor of This Planet

The Politics of Water

The True Lessons of the Afghan War

Power, Wealth, and Justice in the Time of Covid-19

America’s Ruinous Pursuit of Mission Impossible in Afghanistan

How The US Fails Its Most Vulnerable

Hunger in America: Covid-19 and the Nightmare of Food Insecurity

So Trump Loses, What Happens Then?

How the Pandemic Hit Americans: Selective in Its Impact, the Virus Has Struck the Homeless Hard

The American World That Covid-19 Reveals

The Shame of Child Poverty in the Age of Trump

Why Arms Races Never End: Hypersonic Weapons and National (In)security

America’s Suicide Epidemic: It’s Hitting Trump’s Base Hard

1% Politics and the Scandals of a New Gilded Age

Yemen’s Descent Into Hell: a Saudi-American War of Terror

The United States of Inequality