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Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan

Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Member, The US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism

Board Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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Telephone: 617-495-7747
Fax: 617-495-8963
Email: kevin_ryan@hks.harvard.edu

 

 

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2012 (continued)

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April 2, 2012

"A soldier’s moral compass constantly tested"

Op-Ed, Stars and Stripes

By Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Writing about the contrast of a recent act of heroism by a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan who gave his life to save a young boy and another soldier who killed 17 sleeping children and adults, Brigadier General (ret.) Kevin Ryan says,"When a soldier makes the right choices, his deeds can be famous. When he makes the wrong choices, they are infamous. Each of us confronts these choices every day. In war, the choices and the results are magnified."

 

 

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March 20, 2012

"U.S. and Russia Work Together Against Threat of Nuclear Terrorism"

Op-Ed, GlobalPost

By Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and The Elbe Group

The Elbe Group, former leaders of American and Russian intelligence and military organizations, write that the nuclear security summit in Seoul provides an important opportunity to reaffirm U.S. and Russian leadership against the deadly menace of nuclear terrorism — a threat that combines the Cold War peril of nuclear holocaust and the 21st century danger of international terrorism. Kevin Ryan joined other Elbe Group members in writing this oped.

 

 

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January 6, 2012

"New Defense Strategy Guidance: Hardly a Strategic Pivot"

Op-Ed, Power & Policy Blog

By Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

"Don’t get me wrong – I am pleased that the executive branch and defense establishment have developed a fresh expression of our national defense goals and strategy from the top down, as it should be. But let’s stop calling this new guidance a 'strategic pivot' or a spectacular break from the past," writes Kevin Ryan, executive director for research at the Belfer Center.

 

2011

December 15, 2011

"Comrades, we're in a defensive arms race with Russia-- but it isn't a bad thing."

Op-Ed, Foreign Policy "The Best Defense" Blog

By Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Russian leaders have previously promised to improve the survivability of their offensive nuclear missile force as a means of ensuring that they would retain an effective nuclear deterrent, and that will likely happen.  But recent events and announcements indicate that Russia is also investing money in its own increased missile defenses.

 

 

US Missile Defense Agency

August 18, 2011

U.S. and Russia: Agreeing not to disagree

Op-Ed, International Herald Tribune

By Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

According to media reports, the United States and Russia were close to signingan agreement on missile defense cooperationon the margins of the G-8summit meeting in May. The details ofthe proposal are not public, but the disappointmentover not achieving theagreement is.

 

 

Spring/Summer 2011

"Preventing the Unthinkable"

Journal Article, Journal of International Security Affairs, issue 20

By Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

During the Cold War, the threat of a nuclear attack came mainly from the U.S.-Russian nuclear arsenals, writes Kevin Ryan. Today, however, the United States and Russia have been forced to adapt to a new nuclear threat—that of dedicated terrorists with money and technological access who seek to obtain and use a nuclear device.

 

 

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April 1, 2011

"The Pat Tillman story: service before self"

Op-Ed, San Diego Union-Tribune

By Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

For most people, writes Belfer Center Executive Director for Research Kevin Ryan, the story of Pat Tillman, the former professional football star who joined the Army after 9/11, ends with his tragic death and the ensuing controversy surrounding the Army’s handling of it. But for those who know Marie Tillman, Pat’s wife, and the Pat Tillman Foundation, the story does not end there. It continues in the same way it started – in selfless service to others.

 

2010

May 25, 2010

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter: May 25, 2010

Newsletter

By Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The newsletter is a forum for discussing nuclera terrorism and actions to contribute to improved joint US-Russian assessment of the threat of nuclear terrorism.

 

 

April 13, 2010

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter: April 13, 2010

Newsletter

By Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

This newsletter is a forum for discussing nuclear terrorism and actions to contribute to improved joint US-Russian assessment of the threat of nuclear terrorism.

 

 

Belfer Center

Spring 2010

"U.S.-Russia Initiative Aims to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Kevin Ryan is director of the U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism.

"In an effort to address this [nuclear terrorism] threat, the Belfer Center has teamed with other United States and Russian partners to form the U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism. The goal of the Initiative is to contribute to improved joint U.S.-Russian assessment of the threat of nuclear terrorism and concepts, strategy, and actions to prevent a successful nuclear attack by terrorists."

 

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