The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, SIPRI offers a unique platform for researchers from different countries to work in close cooperation. The Institute also hosts guest researchers and interns who work on issues related to the SIPRI research programs. SIPRI maintains contacts with other research centers and individual researchers throughout the world. The Institute cooperates closely with several intergovernmental organizations and entities, including the United Nations, the European Union, the IAEA and the OPCW, and regularly provides support to parliamentary, scientific and government partners.
|Dr Ian Anthony|
|Dr Ian Anthony (United Kingdom) is Director of SIPRI’s European Security Programme. He has published numerous books on issues related to arms control, disarmament and export control. Dr Ian Anthony is Director of SIPRI’s European Security Programme. He has published numerous books on issues related to arms control, disarmament and export control. His subject expertise includes arms control, disarmament, export control, nuclear security, non-proliferation and threat reduction.|
|Dr Sibylle Bauer|
Director of Studies
|Dr Sibylle Bauer (Germany) is SIPRI’s Director of Studies, Armament and Disarmament, with responsibility for SIPRI’s work on arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation; dual-use and arms trade control; emerging technologies; and the arms production, arms transfer and military expenditure databases.|
She is also the Chair of the EU Non-proliferation and Disarmament Consortium. Dr Bauer has published widely on arms control, non-proliferation and export control issues, and has managed numerous export control capacity-building projects, in particular in legal and enforcement areas.
|Dr. Lucie Béraud-Sudreau|
|Dr Lucie Béraud-Sudreau joined SIPRI in February 2020 as the Director of the Arms and Military Expenditure Programme. Her research interests focus on European and Asian arms trade, military spending and arms industry. Lucie was previously a Research Fellow for Defence Economics and Procurements at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and an analyst at the French ministry of Armed Forces.|
|Dr. Vincent Boulanin|
|Dr Vincent Boulanin (France) is a Senior Researcher at SIPRI. He joined SIPRI in 2014, where he works on issues related to the production, use and control of emerging technologies, notably artificial intelligence, autonomous weapon systems and cyber-security technologies.|
He received his PhD in Political Science from École des Hautes en Sciences Sociales in Paris in October 2014. His dissertation looked at the diversification of the European arms industry into the security realm. His other research interests include the impact of military and security technologies on the practice of security and military professionals and the social construction of threats and risks.
|Kolja Brockmann |
|Kolja Brockmann (Germany) is a Researcher in SIPRI’s Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme. He first joined SIPRI as an EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium Intern and has been working at SIPRI since 2017. Kolja conducts research in the fields of export control, non-proliferation and technology governance. He focuses on controls on emerging technologies, in particular Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing), and intangible transfers of technology (ITT). He works on export control compliance in industry, research and academia.|
In addition, Kolja contributes to the mapping of cooperation and assistance activities relevant to the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in SIPRI’s Arms Trade Treaty database.
|Mark Bromley (United Kingdom) is the Director of the SIPRI Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme. His areas of research include international, regional and national standards in dual-use and arms export controlsand efforts to combat the illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons (SALW).|
Further expertise includes the transparency of international arms transfers; the financial value of the global arms trade; the arms export policies of EU member states; EU engagement in arms export policies; the Arms Trade Treaty; and controls on the trade in cyber-surveillance systems.
|Laura Bruun is a Research Assistant working on emerging military and security technologies. Her focus is on how emerging military technology, notably autonomous weapon systems, affects compliance with – and interpretation of – International Humanitarian Law. She has a background in both Middle Eastern Studies and International Security and Law and wrote her thesis on remote warfare’s implications for protection of civilians by analysing the US’ targeting cycle in its aerial campaign against ISIS.|
Before joining SIPRI, Laura worked with Airwars in London, where she monitored and assessed civilian casualty reports from US and Russian airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. Laura has previously lived in both Egypt and Jordan, working with human rights issues in the MENA-region.
|Dr Tytti Erästö|
|Dr Tytti Erästö (Finland) is a Senior Researcher in the SIPRI Nuclear Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme. Her recent and current research focuses on the Iran nuclear deal, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the U.S./NATO-Russia dispute over missile defence, international efforts at establishing a WMD free zone in the Middle East, as well as other issues related to nuclear arms control.|
Previously she has worked at the Ploughshares Fund in Washington D.C., Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, and the Tampere Peace Research Institute in Finland.
|Vitaly Fedchenko |
|Vitaly Fedchenko (Russia) is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI European Security Programme, responsible for nuclear security issues and the political, technological and educational dimensions of nuclear arms control and non-proliferation. Previously he was a visiting researcher at SIPRI and worked at the Center for Policy Studies in Russia at the Institute for Applied International Research in Moscow.|
He is the author or co-author of several publications on international non-proliferation and disarmament assistance, the international nuclear fuel cycle and Russian nuclear exports.
|Noel Kelly (Ireland) is the Programme Coordinator for programmes and projects within the Armament and Disarmament research area of SIPRI. These include the Arms Transfers and Military Expenditure Programme; the Nuclear Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Programme; the Dual-use and Arms Trade Control Programme; and the Emerging military and Security Technologies project. Noel provides strategic planning and project support to researchers and manages day-to-day administration.|
|Shannon N. Kile|
|Shannon N.Kile (USA) is Senior Researcher and Head of the Nuclear Weapons Project of the SIPRI Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme. He is also leader on the project on Iran and multilateral security cooperation in south west Asia and coordinator of SIPRI project activities with DPR Korea.|
|Alexandra Kuimova is a Research Assistant with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme. Her areas of research include the monitoring of arms transfers, military spending and arms industry, foreign and defence policies, with particular focus on the Middle East and North Africa, Russia and Eastern Europe.|
|Dr. Diego Lopes da Silva|
|Dr Diego Lopes da Silva is a Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme. He holds a PhD in Peace, Defense and International Security Studies from the São Paulo State University, Brazil. His current research concerns the interplay between institutions, political transitions and military spending. He has also published on the arms trade and arms production.|
|Giovanna Maletta |
|Giovanna Maletta (Italy) is a Researcher in the Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme at SIPRI. Her research interests include issues related to arms transfers and SALW controls; export controls; EU non-proliferation and disarmament policies and EU engagement with arms export policies. Giovanna’s work also involves mapping cooperation and assistance activities in the field of arms transfer and SALW controls and relevant to the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the UN Programme of Action on SALW (UNPOA).|
Additionally, Giovanna acts as a Project Coordinator for activities related to SIPRI’s participation in the EU Non-proliferation and Disarmament Consortium. Prior to joining SIPRI, Giovanna worked as a Blue Book Trainee in the Disarmament, Non-proliferation and Arms Export Control Division of the European External Action Service (EEAS) and as an Intern in the International Cooperation Branch of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
|Alexandra Marksteiner (Germany, Austria) is a Research Assistant with the Arms and Military Expenditure Programme. In this capacity, she collects and analyses data on arms transfers, military expenditure and the arms industry. Among her areas of research are the concentration and internationalisation of the arms industry and the financial value of arms exports.|
Prior to joining SIPRI, she interned with the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., USA. She has also worked for the Atlantic Council, the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the UN Department of Peace Operations. During her graduate studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS, she focused on the nexus between international security and multilateralism.
|Luke Richards is a Research Assistant working on emerging military and security technologies and currently focusing on responsible innovation and artificial intelligence. His interests lay at the intersection of science, technology, innovation, security studies and international affairs.|
|Lucile Robin (France) is a Research Assistant in SIPRI’s Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme. She is doing research on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) as well as export controls, and is helping to map out cooperation and assistance activities in the field of arms transfer and SALW control and relevant to the implementation of the ATT and the UN Programme of Action on SALW (UNPOA).|
Prior to joining SIPRI, Lucile did several internships with the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Institut pour la Recherche Stratégique de l’Ecole Militaire (IRSEM) and the UN. As part of her studies, she did one thesis on Arms Trade Treaty and international responsibility and one thesis on India’s arms imports.
|Dr. Nan Tian|
|Dr. Nan Tian (South Africa) is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms Transfers and Military Expenditure Programme, where he is responsible for monitoring and managing the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. His research interests focus on the causes and impact of military expenditure and civil war. His doctoral thesis is titled ‘Military Spending, Conflict and Development’ and explores the relationship between military spending, civil conflict and economic development. He previously worked at the World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as an economist on climate change and was a lecturer at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.|
|Dr. Piotr Topychkanov|
|Dr Petr Topychkanov (Russia) is a Senior Researcher in the SIPRI Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme. Petr works on issues related to the nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, arms control, and impact of new technologies on the strategic stability. From 2006 to 2017 Petr Topychkanov was a fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.|
Prior to joining SIPRI in 2018, Petr held the position of senior researcher at the Center for International Security at the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has been an expert at the Russian International Affairs Council since 2014.
|Dr. Andrea Varisco|
Acting Programme Director
|Dr Andrea Edoardo Varisco (Italy, United Kingdom) is the Acting Director of the SIPRI Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme. He has worked as Head of Analytics for Conflict Armament Research and had field research experiences in conflict-affected countries in the Middle East, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has authored and co-authored analytical reports on arms control and weapons and ammunition management for European, African, and Asian National Governments, Armed and Police Forces.|
|Peter D. Wezeman|
|Pieter D. Wezeman (Netherlands) is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms Transfers and Military Expenditure Programme. His area of research is the global production and proliferation of conventional arms with a special focus on military expenditure and arms procurement in and arms transfers to the Middle East and Africa. He also monitors multilateral arms embargoes and maintains the SIPRI database on that issue.|
|Siemon T. Wezeman|
|Siemon Wezeman (Netherlands) is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms Transfers and Military Expenditure Programme. His areas of research include the monitoring of arms transfers, military expenditure and the arms industry, with particular focus on the Asia–Pacific region and the former Soviet Union, and the use of weapons in conflicts. He also researches military technology and transparency in arms transfers and military expenditure. Since 1992 he has worked at SIPRI.|