Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

SIPRI (Sweden)

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.

Contact information

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute - SIPRI

Signalistgatan 9
SE-169 70 Solna

Tel: +46 8-655 97 00

The team

Dr Ian Anthony - Programme Director

Tel: +46 766 286 137


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.


  • Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

Dr Sibylle Bauer - Senior Researcher

Tel: +46-8-6559748


Sibylle Bauer (Germany) is the Head of Export Control since 2005. Much of her work has focused on export control capacity building, in particular in legal and enforcement areas. She also has been Researcher at the Institute for European Studies, Free University of Brussels (ULB) and Visiting Fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris and Researcher at International Security Information Service (ISIS).


  • Export Control
  • Non-Proliferation
  • Transparency of Arms Transfers

Dr. Peter Clevestig - Senior Researcher / Programme Director

Tel: +46 8 655 97 30


Peter Clevestig (Sweden) is Senior Researcher within the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Programme and the Director of the Programme on Health and Security.


  • The concept of dual-use in the life sciences
  • The potential malicious misuses of life sciences
  • Applied Laboratory biosecurity

Aaron Dune - Senior Researcher

Tel: +46 8 655 97 49


Aaron Dunne (UK) was until recently Head of Counter-Proliferation in HM Revenue and Customs (UK). Having leaded a significant enhancement to the UK’s strategic trade controls he has joined SIPRI to undertake research on the enforcement of strategic trade controls and associated multilateral initiatives. He contributes to the EU-Cooperation in Export Control project as Regional Project Manager for the United Arab Emirates and Senior Customs Advisor for Malaysia and Thailand.


  • Strategic Trade Controls and their Enforcement
  • Proliferation Finance
  • Non-Proliferation Initiatives
  • Middle East Politics and Military Affairs

Vitaly Fedchenko - Research Fellow

Tel: +46 8 655 97 32


Vitaly Fedchenko (Russia) is a Researcher with the SIPRI Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme. Previously he was researcher at PIR Center for Policy Studies in Moscow and Research Fellow at the Institute for Applied International Research in Moscow.


  • Strategic Forces Technology
  • Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Reactors, Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Nuclear Materials and Fuel, Uranium and Plutonium, Nuclear Warheads
  • Nuclear Forensics and Verification

Dr Bates Gill - Director

Tel: +46-8-6559750


Bates Gill (USA) has a long record of research and publication on international and regional security. He was appointed by the Swedish government to become the seventh Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), starting in October 2007.


  • International and Regional Security
  • Arms Control, Non-Proliferation
  • Strategic Nuclear Relations
  • Peacekeeping and Military-technical Development

Lina Grip - Project Coordinator

Tel: +46 8 655 9722


Lina Grip is SIPRI's Project Coordinator and Research Assistant for the EU Non-proliferation Consortium. She has a Master's degree in International Relations from Stockholm University and has previously worked at the non-proliferation and disarmament unit at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and with CFSP/CSDP issues in the European Parliament.


  • EU efforts in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament

John Hart - Senior Researcher

Tel: +46 8 655 97 31


John Hart (USA) joined SIPRI in 2001. He is the Head of the Chemical and Biological Security Project. Much of his work focuses on Chemical and biological weapon-related arms control and disarmament.


  • Chemical and biological weapons
  • Chemical and biological weapon related arms control
  • Arms control verification

Shannon N. Kile - Senior Researcher

Tel: +46 8 655 97 00


Shannon N.Kile (USA) is a 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.


  • Multilateral Nuclear Arms Control, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
  • Strategic Nuclear Arms Reductions
  • Global Nuclear Forces and Doctrines
  • Missile Proliferation
  • Ballistic Missile Defence

Ivana Micic - Research Fellow


Ivana Micic (Belgium) is working with Sybille Bauer on armaments and export control issues. She contributes to the SIPRI yearbook.


  • Export Controls