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 (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. His subject expertise includes arms control, disarmament, export control, nuclear security, non-proliferation and threat reduction.
  • Arms control
  • Disarmament
  • Export control
  • Nuclear security
  • Non-proliferation and threat reduction
Dr Sibylle Bauer
Director of Studies
Tel: +46 766 286 147
Sibylle Bauer (Germany) is Director of Studies, Armament and Disarmament, and the Director of SIPRI’s Dual-use and Arms Trade Control Programme. She has a long record of research and publication on armaments and export control issues, especially regarding the European Union. 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). Dr Bauer joined SIPRI in August 2003.
  • Export control
  • Non-proliferation
  • Nuclear proliferation
  • Transparency of Arms Transfers
Dr. Vincent Boulanin
Senior Researcher
Tel: +46 766 286 215
Dr Vincent Boulanin (France) is a Researcher at SIPRI. He joined SIPRI in 2014, where he works on issues related to the production, use and control of emerging military and security technologies, notably 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.
  • Autonomous weapons systems;
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics; arms production;
  • Defence industry;
  • Cybersecurity and surveillance technologies;
  • Securitization theory and risk governance;
  • International political sociology
Kolja Brockmann 
Tel: +46 766 286 349
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.
  • Export control
  • Non-proliferation
  • Governance and controls on emerging technologies (additive manufacturing)
  • Arms Trade Treaty
Mark Bromley
Programme Director
Tel: +46 766 286 182
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 controls and 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.
  • Arms Trade Treaty
  • Controls on the trade in cyber-surveillance systems
  • Export Control
  • Non-Proliferation
  • Transparency of Arms Transfers
Dr Tytti Erästö
Dr Tytti Erästö (Finland) started as a Researcher in the SIPRI Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme in October 2017, focusing on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation issues.

Her recent and current research focuses on the Iran nuclear deal, the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty, the U.S./NATO-Russia missile defense dispute, as well as the global disarmament and non-proliferation regime.

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.

  • Iran nuclear deal,
  • Multilateral nuclear arms control treaties
  • Missile defense
  • WMD free zone efforts in the Middle East
Vitaly Fedchenko 
Senior Researcher
Tel: +46 766 286 233
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.
  • Strategic Forces Technology
  • Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Reactors, Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Nuclear Materials and Fuel, Uranium and Plutonium, Nuclear Warheads
  • Nuclear Forensics and Verification
Dr. Aude Fleurant
Programme Director
Tel: +46 703 108 865
Dr Aude Fleurant (Canada/France)  joined SIPRI in April 2014 as the Director of the Arms Transfers and Military Expenditure Programme. Her research interests focus on the transformation of the military market and analysis of the interaction of supply and demand dynamics. Her publications have mainly addressed issues of countries’ or companies’ adjustments to new market conditions and their consequences.
  • Arms industry and arms production,
  • Defence industrial policies, arms market trends analysis, defence production sectors analysis,
  • Defence political-economy
Noel Kelly
Programme Coordinator
Tel: +46 766 286 323
Noel Kelly (Ireland) is the Programme Coordinator for programmes and projects within the Armament and Disarmament research area at SIPRI. These include the Arms Transfers and Military Expenditure Programme; the Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme; the Dual-use and Arms Trade Control Programme; and a project on emerging military and security technologies. He provides planning and project support to researchers and manages day-to-day administration. He also contributes to SIPRI’s research on arms embargoes, arms production, arms transfers and military expenditure and helps maintain SIPRI’s databases on these issues. Noel Kelly joined SIPRI in October 2007.
  • Arms embargoes
  • Military expenditure
  • UN reporting systems
Shannon N. Kile
Programme Director
Tel: +46 766 286 228
Shannon N.Kile (USA) is a Senior Researcher and Head of the Nuclear Weapons Project of the SIPRI Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme. His principal areas of research are nuclear non-proliferation and arms control, focusing on developments in nuclear doctrines and weapon technologies. Mr Kile has contributed to numerous SIPRI publications, including chapters on nuclear arms control and world nuclear forces for the SIPRI Yearbooks since 1994. In recent years his work has broadened to include regional security issues related to the Middle East and Northeast Asia, with a special interest in North Korea.
  • Multilateral Nuclear Arms Control, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
  • Strategic Nuclear Arms Reductions
  • Global Nuclear Forces and Doctrines
  • Missile Proliferation
  • Ballistic Missile Defence
Alexandra Kuimova
Research Assistant
Tel: + 46 70 980 78 03
Alexandra Kuimova (Russia) is a Research Assistant with the SIPRI Arms Transfers and Military Expenditure Programme. Working with SIPRI Military Expenditure, Arms Industry and Arms Transfers Databases, Alexandra focuses on developments in the Middle East and North Africa region, and Post-Soviet states.

Before joining SIPRI, she was an Intern in the Department of New Challenges and Threats at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. She has also completed summer internships at Université Abdelmalek Essaâdi in Morocco and Cairo State University in Egypt.

  • Defence policies,
  • arms transfers,
  • arms procurement and military expenditure in the MENA region and  Post-Soviet states.
Giovanna Maletta 
Tel: +46 766286126
Giovanna Maletta (Italy) is a Research Assistant in the Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme, following an EU Non-proliferation Consortium internship at SIPRI. Her research interests include trade compliance and enforcement issues with a particular focus on the dual-use and arms export control policies of EU member states. Her work also includes mapping cooperation and assistance activities relevant to the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and 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 an Intern in the International Cooperation Branch of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

  • Arms Trade Treaty:
  • Arms transfers/SALW controls;
  • EU arms exports controls;
  • EU Non-proliferation and disarmament policies;
  • Export controls;
Dr. Nan Tian
Tel: +46 76 628 6176
Nan Tian (South Africa) is a 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.
  • Military expenditure,
  • Civil war
  • Economic growth
  • Climate change
Dr. Piotr Topychkanov
Senior Researcher
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.

  • Nonproliferation;
  • Arms control;
  • Disarmament;
  • Defense industry;
  • Military technological cooperation;
  • Peaceful nuclear cooperation.
Peter D. Wezeman
Senior Researcher
Tel: +46 766 286 192
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.
  • Arms flows to and arms procurement and military expenditure in Africa and the Middle East;
  • German arms exports;
  • Global developments in arms transfers; proliferation of missiles and other long range strike systems;
  • Arms embargoes;
  • Small arms and light weapons
Siemon T. Wezeman
Senior Researcher
Tel: +46 766 286 197
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, with particular focus on the Asia–Pacific region and North America, and the use of weapons in conflicts. He also researches military technology and transparency in arms transfers. Since 1992 he has worked with the SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme.
  • Arms transfers;
  • Transparency in arms transfers;
  • Military technology;
  • Use of arms in conflicts;
  • Defence policies; methodology