Professor Krebs has published articles in numerous scholarly journals, including International Organization, International Security, European Journal of International Relations, Security Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, Armed Forces & Society, Perspectives on Politics, and the Journal of Strategic Studies, as well as in edited volumes. His essays and commentaries have appeared in, among others, Foreign Affairs, ForeignPolicy.com, The National Interest, Slate, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, the Monkey Cage, Lawfare, the Chicago Tribune, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He is also the author of a historical monograph, Dueling Visions: U.S. Strategy Toward Eastern Europe Under Eisenhower (Texas A & M University Press, 2001).
Professor Krebs is currently Beverly and Richard Fink Professor in the Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, where he has also been named a McKnight Land-Grant Professor (2006-2008) and Scholar of the College of Liberal Arts (2017-2019). In fall 2012, Professor Krebs was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Israel. His research has also received support from the United States Institute of Peace and from the Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellows Program at the University of Texas at Austin. He has also been awarded research fellowships by, among other institutions, the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, and the United States Institute of Peace.
Professor Krebs has been an associate editor at the scholarly journal Security Studies and an assistant editor at Foreign Affairs. He sits on the editorial boards of Security Studies and the Journal of Global Security Studies and is a member of the governing council of the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association.
Professor Ron Krebs' research interests include: international relations theory; international security; the causes and consequences of war and military service; language and politics; and counterterrorism.