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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

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

 

 

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2011 (continued)

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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."

 

2008

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March 19, 2008

Five Years Into Iraq: A Report Card

Media Feature

By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School, Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Meghan L. O'Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Eric Rosenbach, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (on leave) and Paul Kane, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, February 2004–August 2008

With the war in Iraq stretching past the five-year mark, experts weigh in on what has gone right, what has gone wrong, and lessons learned. Paul Kane, a Marine veteran of Iraq, writes of the “serious disconnect” between civilians and those who have served in uniform, while Meghan O’Sullivan, former deputy national security advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan, says that today “we have the right strategy in place — and it is making a difference on the ground.”

 

 

Photo by Martha Stewart

Spring 2008

"Gorbachev and Belfer Center Combine Forces to Overcome Nuclear Danger"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

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

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev visited Harvard's John F. Kennedy School on December 4 and told an overflow crowd at the JFK Jr. Forum that the time has come to rejuvenate efforts to eliminate the danger from nuclear weapons and materials.

 

 

February 25, 2008

"Is it Wise to Pause in Iraq?"

Op-Ed, Orlando Sentinel

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

Brigadier General (ret) Kevin Ryan, senior fellow at the Belfer Center, examines the pros and cons of pausing the troop withdrawal in Iraq. It may be beneficial for the war in Iraq, he says, but could seriously complicate the conflict in Afghanistan for U.S. forces.

 

2007

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December 19, 2007

Putin Deserves Credit for Russia's Resurgence

Media Feature

By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School and Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Time magazine has named Russian President Vladimir Putin its Person of the Year for 2007. Belfer Center experts Graham Allison and Brigadier General (ret.) Kevin Ryan weigh in on his selection.

 

 

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November 26, 2007

"What is Bad for Russia is Again Good for U.S."

Op-Ed, Moscow Times

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

Brigadier General (ret.) General Ryan examines the relationships that the U.S. has with both Russia and Georgia. He writes "it's certainly understandable and justified that the United States would consider its own national interests first when dealing with Georgia or Russia, but the truth is that the U.S. attitude toward the region too easily falls into the tired Cold War paradigm of "what is bad for Russia is good for the United States.'"

 

 

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October 16, 2007

"Expand or Scrap the Missile Ban"

Op-Ed, Los Angeles Times

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

Two decades after the U.S. and Russia signed the only treaty in history that eliminated an entire class of weapons, the treaty has become a danger to Russian and American security interests, according to Brigadier General (ret.) Kevin Ryan. It must now either be expanded or eliminated, he says.

 
Events Calendar

We host a busy schedule of events throughout the fall, winter and spring. Past guests include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.