CNS Staff List

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Updated: Feb 22, 2013

Bryan Lee

Eurasia Nonproliferation Program (ENP)

Bryan Lee, ENP Director


Bryan Lee is Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program (ENP) at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies(CNS), Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS).


Bryan Lee is a former career Army officer and Eurasian affairs specialist with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of national security assignments. Most recently, he was the Director of the International Counterproliferation Program at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, a $12 million program created by Congress to train foreign nations how to address the threat of smuggling of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Prior to working at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Bryan was a Senior Intelligence Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he led the teams responsible for Russian and Central Asian military affairs. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Analyst award from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and has served as the principal intelligence briefer to the Assistant Secretaries of Defense for Global Security Affairs and International Security Affairs, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Eurasia.

Areas of Research

  • Nuclear nonproliferation issues in Eastern Europe and Eurasia
  • Transnational threats and WMD trafficking
  • Counterproliferation


Bryan holds a BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley, and an MA in Russian, East European, and Central Asian regional studies from Harvard. He is also a resident course graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

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