Ryan Swan

Function: Fellow
E-Mail: ryan.swan(at)

Key expertise

Arms control, effects of emerging military technologies, deterrence dynamics 

(Academic) education / CV:

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Bonn  

M.Phil. in International Relations and Politics (2020), University of Cambridge  

J.D. (2018), University of California, Los Angeles School of Law  

Ryan Swan joined BICC in November 2021 as a Visiting Researcher to carry out doctoral research analyzing the effects of the weaponization of emerging technologies on the operation of deterrence between nuclear-armed competitors.  Prior to joining BICC, Ryan served as a Research Associate at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the United States.  

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