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Ryan Maness

Assistant Professor
Defense Analysis

Phone: (831) 656-3774


Ryan C. Maness is an Assistant Professor in the Defense Analysis
Department at the Naval Postgraduate School. His research includes
cyber conflict, cyber security, cyber coercion, cyber strategies,
information warfare, Russian foreign policy, American foreign policy,
and conflict-cooperation dynamics between states using Big Data. He is
coauthor of Russia's Coercive Diplomacy: Energy, Cyber and Maritime
Policy as New Sources of Power (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Cyber War
versus Cyber Realities: Cyber Conflict in the International System
(Oxford University Press, 2015) and Cyber Strategy: the Evolving
Character of Power and Coercion (Oxford University Press)
NPS Experience
  • 2017 - current: Assistant Professor
Research Interests
Cyber Strategy, Cyber Conflict, International Relations, Quantitative Methods, Big Data Techniques, Russian Foreign Policy, US Foreign Policy
Teaching Interests
International Relations/Security Studies: Cyber Conflict/Cyber Security, Cybercrime, Cyber Law/Norms, Introduction to International Relations, International Security/Conflict Studies, International Political Economy, International Relations Theory, Russian Foreign Policy, American Foreign Policy, International Rivalry, Causes of War, Crisis Diplomacy, Conflict-Cooperation Dynamics, Energy Politics, Economic Statecraft, Quantitative Methods, Terrorism, Counterterrorism

Political Methodology: Quantitative Methods (Survey for undergrad and graduate), Time-Series and Panel Regression, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) fuzzy and crisp sets, Big Data/Events data mining techniques, Scientific Study of War/International Relations