Ryan A. Musto

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Ryan A. Musto

  • Postdoctoral Fellow


Ryan A. Musto holds a Ph.D. in History from The George Washington University. Ryan is currently completing a book manuscript on the international history of regional denuclearization. With his work, Ryan seeks to better understand the geopolitical and geostrategic dynamics that lead to proposals for regional denuclearization and determine their outcome. He also looks to further situate nuclear weapons within our understanding of the global north-south divide. Ultimately, Ryan aims to produce works of “applied history” that can inform contemporary efforts towards the completion of denuclearized zones and nuclear arms control more broadly.

Ryan has served as a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and as a Nuclear Security Fellow with the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo, Brazil. His work has been published in Diplomatic History, Diplomacy & Statecraft, Polar Record, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and Americas Quarterly, amongst other outlets. Ryan is also a frequent contributor to the Wilson Center’s Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP). He holds master’s degrees in international and world history from Columbia University and the London School of Economics, and a B.A. (hons.) in history from New York University (NYU).