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Alexei Shevchenko

Adjunct Professor
International Relations
School of Public Policy


Alexei Shevchenko holds a doctorate in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research and teaching interests include international relations theory, American foreign policy, Russian and Chinese foreign policy, and domestic politics. He is the author of Quest for Status: Chinese and Russian Foreign Policy (Yale University Press, 2019) (co-authored with Deborah Larson). Shevchenko's research was published in Communist and Post-Communist Studies, International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, and several edited volumes. He is currently working on a book manuscript comparing China's and Russia's pathways to modernization.


  • PhD, Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, History, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
  • MA, International Relations, Moscow Institute of International Relations
  • BA, International Relations, Moscow Institute of International Relations


  • Chinese and East Asian Politics
  • Chinese Foreign Policy
  • International Conflict and Cooperation
  • International Relations in the Asia-Pacific
  • Political Economy of Post-communist Transitions
  • Russian Politics and Foreign Policy
  • U.S. Foreign Policy