Ian J. Stewart is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of War Studies and runs Alpha at King's College London , a collection of projects that collectively work to understand and counter proliferation related trade. (See www.kcl.ac.uk/alpha and www.acsss.info/) While with Alpha, the project has...
- Organised several industry outreach events in China and undertaken extensive research on China's implementation of trade controls
- Undertaken extensive research on illicit trade and procurement networks
- Conducted extensive UK industry outreach with numerous sections
- Established the Collaboration on Open Source and Trade Analysis for Non-proliferation with CNS and other NGOs working in the field, through which to conduct research on illicit trade and capacity-building activities (see [http://www.costa-np.info%29/]www.costa-np.info)
- Supported the IAEA through the UK Support programme and UN Panels of Experts on WMD-related sanctions
- Prepared 'Manufacturing Base Reports' through which the manufacturing base and proliferation risks of certain sensitive technologies can be understood (unpublished)
- Supported the implementation of Resolution 1540 through the organising and hosting of various workshops and the publication of various articles and developing implementation tracking tools
During this time, working with Professor Wyn Bowen, Ian has secured funding totalling more than £1m from various departments of the British government, from the MacArthur Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and from other sources. Ian has also assembled a team of academic, industry and former government specialists through which to forward Alpha's activities.
Mr Stewart came to King's College London from the British Ministry of Defence, where he was an analyst working on issues related to non-proliferation and illicit trade. Before this, Ian held a variety of roles in the MOD including supporting the UK's nuclear deterrent and undertaking a placement in the British Embassy, Washington DC. Ian was formally also a Managing the Atom and International Security Program fellow at Harvard's Belfer Centre. He holds masters degrees in Nuclear Science and Technology and Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is studying toward a PhD via the part time route on the subject of how supply-side controls have affected nuclear proliferators from the 1970s to present day.