Klem Ryan

I am a consultant specializing in advising governments and international organisations on conflict response, mediation and diplomatic strategy. I focus mainly on the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. I was formerly the coordinator of the UN Security Council Panel of Experts on South Sudan. I have served in UN peacekeeping missions in South Sudan (UNMISS) and Timor Leste (UNMIT) and, as a member of the New Zealand Navy, in the peace monitoring group in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.

Research and Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Political Theory, Brasenose College, University of Oxford.
Master of Science in Philosophy and Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Bachelor of Arts in History, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Auckland.

My doctorate examined the jurisprudence of early modern international humanitarian law. I write and present on international politics, protection of civilians, South Sudan, peacekeeping, sanctions, and the laws of war.

'EU Weapons Exports Will Backfire', Global Public Policy Institute - Peace Lab, 27 August 2019.
'Taking Stock of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan', Africa Center for Strategic Studies, 2019.
'What’s Wrong with Drones?' in The American Way of Bombing, edited by Matthew Evangelista and Henry Shue, Cornell University Press, 2014.