Controlling the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Bryan Early’s expertise on economic sanctions, the proliferation of nuclear and aerospace technology, and the use of strategic trade controls as tools of economic statecraft, have taken him around the globe.

Bryan Early

Bryan Early

The Rockefeller College professor directs the Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft (PISCES) at the Center for Policy Research.

Partnering with his PISCES team, Early has obtained more than a dozen grants, including approximately $1.75 million in funding from the U.S. State Department to provide strategic trade control assistance to countries in South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Since the Soviet Union’s fall, the U.S. Government has actively aided countries seeking to impose more stringent controls on their international commerce involving goods and technologies related to weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Early and PISCES colleagues are meeting this challenge, conducting programs in Armenia, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Oman, with future assignments scheduled in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan. Early emphasizes there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to the challenge of WMD proliferation. His team draws on their academic and legal knowledge, their skills as policy analysts, and their practical understanding of the political systems of the countries they work with to help them enhance their systems of control over potentially dangerous goods and technologies.