Visiting Fellow in Political Science - Security and Resilience Studies
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago
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Resume / CV
Ryan C. Maness is a visiting fellow of security and resilience studies in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University. Ongoing research includes international cyber conflict and security, cyber coercion, issues of post-Soviet space, Russian foreign policy, American foreign policy, conflict-cooperation dynamics between states using events data, and regional security and energy politics. Dr. Maness has published peer-reviewed articles in Journal of Peace Research, Armed Forces and Society, and Journal of Slavic Military Studies, as well as in Foreign Affairs. He has recently completed two books, Cyber War versus Cyber Realities: Cyber Conflict in the International System (Oxford University Press, 2015) and Russia’s Coercive Diplomacy: Cyber, Energy and Maritime Power (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). His main focus is the continuation of an empirical cyber incident and dispute dataset and Russian energy policies in post-Soviet space. His new book project uses content analysis to study the concept of state coercion in cyberspace.
- Maness, Ryan C. and Brandon Valeriano. 2015. Russia’s Coercive Diplomacy: Energy, Cyber and Maritime Policy as New Sources of Power (London: Palgrave Macmillan)
- Valeriano, Brandon and Ryan C. Maness. 2015. Cyber War versus Cyber Realities: Cyber Conflict in the International System (New York: Oxford University Press).
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
- Maness, Ryan C. and Brandon Valeriano 2015. “The Impact of Cyber Conflict on International Interactions.” Armed Forces and Society DOI: 10.1177/0095327X15572997.
- Valeriano, Brandon and Ryan C. Maness. 2014. “The Dynamics of Cyber Conflict between Rival Antagonists, 2001-2011.” Journal of Peace Research, 51 (3): 347-360.
- Maness, Ryan C. and Brandon Valeriano. 2012. “Russia and the Near Abroad: Applying a Risk Barometer for War.” Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 25 (2): 125-148.
Book Chapters and other Journal Articles
- Maness, Ryan C. and Brandon Valeriano. 2015. “Cyber Spillover Conflicts: Transitions from Cyber Conflict to Conventional Foreign Policy Disputes?” to be published in Conflict in Cyberspace, Karsten Friis and Jens Ringsmose, Eds., Routledge.
- Valeriano, Brandon and Ryan C. Maness. 2015. “The Coming Cyberpeace: The Normative Argument against Cyberwarfare.” Foreign Affairs.
- Maness, Ryan C. and Brandon Valeriano. 2015. “Paper Tiger Putin: The Failure of Russia’s Anachronistic Antagonism.” Foreign Affairs.
- Valeriano, Brandon and Ryan C. Maness. 2012. “The Fog of Cyberwar: Why the Threat Doesn’t Live Up to the Hype.” Foreign Affairs.
- Valeriano, Brandon and Ryan C. Maness. 2012. “Persistent Enemies and Cyber Security: The Future of Rivalry in an Age of Information Warfare.” in Derek Reveron’s Cyberspace and National Security: Threats, Opportunity and Power in a Virtual World, (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press): 139-158.
Awards and Honors
- 2013 UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Travel Award ($500)
- 2013 UIC Graduate Student Council Travel Award ($275)
- 2013 UIC Department of Political Science Travel Award ($200)
- 2013 UIC Graduate College Student Presenter’s Scholarship ($100)
- 2012 UIC Department of Political Science Award for Dissertation Research ($500)
- 2012 UIC Department of Political Science Grant for ICPSR ($1500)
- 2012 UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Travel Award ($500)
- “Caution in the Cyber Realm: The Inadequacy of Deterrence Frameworks in Cyberspace.”
- “The Concept of Cyber Shrinkage and Its Implications for Cyber Security”
- “The Era of Cyberpeace”
- International Studies Association
- American Political Science Association
- Midwest Political Science Association
- Cyber Intelligence Network