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China’s economic engagement with North Korea

China's role in trying to curb the North Korean nuclear programme has been criticized for undermining international efforts prioritizing sanctions. However, a policy of economic engagement can serve the ultimate goal of nuclear disarmament, write Mathieu Duchâtel and Phillip Schell.

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SIPRI hosts Iranian nuclear negotiator

On 28 November SIPRI hosted a lecture by Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs and a leading member of the Iranian nuclear negotiation team, in which he discussed the latest round of negotiations in Geneva between Iran and the P5+1 states.

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Ambassador Ravanchi

SIPRI co-hosts 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winner

On Thursday 12 December SIPRI, together with the Swedish Parliament, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, held a seminar in honour of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

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SIPRI wishes you a peaceful holiday season
Call for papers: Workshop on the Economic Analysis of Conflict, Universidad de los Andes, Bógota, 19–20 May 2014

This workshop, hosted by the Training and Mobility Network for the Economic Analysis of Conflict (TAMNEAC) – of which SIPRI Director Tilman Brück is a Project Coordinator – as well as Universidad de los Andes and Universidad EAFIT, brings together cutting edge empirical and theoretical economic research on the nature, causes and consequences of violent conflict, as well as the risk management strategies of individuals and households to cope with conflict. It will focus in particular on the analysis of conflict in countries of Central and South America. It also aims to foster networking among young and senior researchers from Europe and the Americas.

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Events Coordinator

SIPRI seeks an events coordinator to join its new Macroeconomics of Security Programme team in the first half of 2014.

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>> SIPRI’s Mali project gets underway in Bamako

>> SIPRI statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela

>> SIPRI hosts lecture by 2013 Right Livelihood Award winner

>> SIPRI co-hosts seminar in honour of 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winner

>> SIPRI Director co-edits book on the microeconomics of violent conflict

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>> The launch of SIPRI's Mali Civil Society and Peacebuilding Project in Bamako (left), in cooperation with Conascipal, was covered by local television, radio and the Malian news website Malijet.

>> Tilman Brück commented on the current situation in Ukraine for German television news programme Tagesschau. His earlier interview with the Frankfurter Rundschau was republished by the Swiss Badische Zeitung.

>> SIPRI's event with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ravanchi was covered by the Iranian news agency Farsnews.

>> Sibylle Bauer was quoted in a Sonntagszeitung article about Swiss arms exports.

>> Mathieu Duchâtel commented in a Washington Post article about China's new air defence zone.

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China's North Korea Policy: Economic Engagement and Nuclear Disarmament

By Mathieu Duchâtel and Phillip Schell
China’s economic relations with North Korea have expanded at an unprecedented pace. It is a widely held view in China that this increase in economic exchanges can help make non‑proliferation measures more effective and revive the disarmament process. This report looks back at four years of Chinese policy on North Korea to examine this thesis. The authors show that bilateral economic relations and China’s policy on the North Korean nuclear issue are indeed linked. They conclude that this makes China by far the most important player in securing non‑proliferation and containment, two intermediary goals on the way to North Korea's denuclearization.

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China's North Korea Policy
Africa and the  Global Market in  Natural Uranium

Africa and the Global Market in
Natural Uranium

South Korea's export control system

South Korea's export control system

Strengthening the EU's Future Approach to WMD Non-proliferation

China's Exports of Small Arms
and Light Weapons

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