Pieter D. Wezeman

Pieter Wezeman
Born: 1969
Citizenship: Dutch/Swedish
Position at SIPRI: Senior Researcher, SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme
Subject expertise: 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
Regional expertise: Middle East and Africa
Languages: Dutch, English, German, Swedish
Education: MA in political science, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Contact: Email  Phone: +46 76 6286192

Pieter D. Wezeman is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms 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.

  • SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme (strike emerging technologies)
Recent publications
  • Wezeman, P. D.  and  Wezeman, S.T., Trends in international arms transfers, 2014, SIPRI Fact Sheet, March 2015
  • Wezeman, P.D., Conventional strategic military capabilities in the Middle East, in: WMD Arms Control in the Middle East, Ashgate, 2015
  • Wezeman P.D., Restricting arms supplies to Syria, SIPRI Yearbook 2014
  • Wezeman, S.T., Béraud-Sudreau, L., Wezeman P.D., International arms transfers, SIPRI Yearbook 2014
  • Perlo-Freeman, S., Wezeman, P.D., The SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies 2012, SIPRI Fact Sheet, Jan. 2014
  • Wezeman, P.D., Arms transfers to Syria, SIPRI Yearbook 2013
  • Wezeman, P. D., Wezeman S. T. and Béraud-Sudreau, L., Arms Flows to sub-Saharan Africa, SIPRI Policy Paper no. 30, Dec. 2011
  • Wezeman, P. D., 'Conventional strategic military capabilities in the Middle East', EU Non-Proliferation Consortium Background Paper, July 2011
  • Gill, B., and Wezeman, P. D., 'Halte au cynicisme! Il faut un commerce des armes plus responsable' [Stop the cynicism! We need a more responsible arms trade], Le Monde, 20 Apr. 2011
  • Holtom, P., and Wezeman, P. D., 'Arms exports to Sudan', Written evidence submitted for the UK House of Lords’ EU Sub-Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy inquiry into the European Union’s Conflict Prevention Role in Sudan, Mar. 2011
  • Wezeman, P. D., 'South African arms supplies to sub-Saharan Africa', SIPRI Background Paper, Jan. 2011
Annual Review 2014

SIPRI Annual Review, 2013

Annual Review 2014 contains highlights from SIPRI's research programme activities in 2014 as well as details of flagship SIPRI events and publications, significant media coverage, financial information, and staff facts and figures

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