Bryan R. Early

I am an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department and the Director of the Center for Policy Research at the University at Albany, SUNY's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy. I am also the founding Director of the Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft (PISCES). As a principal investigator at the Center for Policy Research, I have been the recipient of over 66 externally-sponsored awards totaling over $8.4 million since 2011.

My scholarship focuses on economic statecraft, illicit economies, the proliferation of strategic technologies, the security implications of strategic technologies, and political violence. I am the author of Busted Sanctions: Explaining Why Economic Sanctions Fail (Stanford University Press, 2015), which explores how and why third-party spoiler states undercut the effectiveness of U.S. sanctioning efforts with the foreign trade and aid they provide to sanctioned states. I am an expert on the design, implementation, and enforcement of economic sanctions and strategic trade controls and have extensive experience working with the U.S. Department of State's Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program. My PISCES team has provided nonproliferation-related outreach to over 20 governments around the world.

Prior to my current appointment, I was a research fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs from 2008-2009 and a graduate research associate at The University of Georgia's Center for International Trade & Security (CITS) from 2005-2008. I earned my Ph.D. in Political Science from The University of Georgia in 2009.

On this website, you will find information about my research, replication materials, and on the courses I have taught.