Upcoming SIPRI events and activities
|18–19 Mar. |
| ||Joint workshop on the economic analysis of conflict|
SIPRI, the Training and Mobility Network for the Economic Analysis of Conflict (TAMNEAC) and the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) will hold a joint workshop. The workshop will bring together cutting edge empirical and theoretical economic research on the nature, causes and consequences of violent conflict, as well as the coping strategies of individuals and households exposed to conflict. The organizers have invited submissions that address key issues in peace research and conflict analysis from an economic perspective with a focus on Central, South and Southeast Asia. For more information about the event contact Myroslava Purska.
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|14–15 June Stockholm || ||17th Annual International Conference on Economics and Security|
SIPRI is pleased to announce that the 17th Annual International Conference on Economics and Security will be held at SIPRI in Stockholm. The conference is co-organized by SIPRI with Economists for Peace and Security and will cover a wide range of topics relating to the economics and political economy of conflict, peace, security, military expenditure and armaments. The organizers have issued a call for papers on these subjects. Please email titles and abstracts (max. 300 words) to Sam Perlo-Freeman before 1 April. Read more about the conference.
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Recent SIPRI events and activities
|14–16 Feb. |
| ||The Missing Peace: Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-conflict Settings|
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and SIPRI North America convened a group of scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and military and civil society actors to examine the issue of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. The group identified gaps in knowledge and reporting, and explored how to increase the effectiveness of current responses to such violence. The keynote speaker was Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. The symposium, which also featured a young scholar exchange forum, was broadcast via the Internet. Read more about the symposium or contact Masha Keller for more details.
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|1 Feb. |
| ||SIPRI North America symposium on women in combat|
In recent years, the US Government has recognized the increased role of and need for women in the military, and it has lifted some exclusionary policies. However, there remains a great deal of resistance, including in the US military, to initiatives that call for eliminating the combat exclusion ban altogether. This symposium will examine the wisdom and impact of combat exclusion policies past and present. It will bring together a diverse group of participants including military personnel, academics, lawyers and representatives of civil society organizations. View C-SPAN footage from the event or contact Masha Keller for more information.
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|20–25 Jan. |
| ||SIPRI researchers participate in Arctic conference|
Researchers with the SIPRI Arctic Futures project participated in the 2013 Arctic Frontiers conference, which focused on geopolitics and marine production in a changing Arctic. Kristofer Bergh and Ekaterina Klimenko gave presentations on military-to-military cooperation in the Arctic and Russian Arctic strategy, respectively. Read more about the event or contact Kristofer Bergh for more information.
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|17–19 Jan. |
| ||SIPRI expert presents on global health methodologies|
SIPRI Researcher Rachel Irwin attended the Beyond Biosocialities in Medical Anthropology Symposium at the University of Amsterdam, where she presented a paper on the methodological challenges involved when studying global health bureaucracies. For more information contact Rachel Irwin.
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|Dr Jaïr van der Lijn appointed new SIPRI Senior Researcher |
SIPRI is pleased to announce that Dr Jaïr van der Lijn has been appointed as a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme. Dr van der Lijn's research interests include conflict resolution, peace operations, peace agreements and the role of the United Nations. He has published widely and conducted extensive field research in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, El Salvador, Mozambique, Rwanda and Sudan. He has also produced a number of pre-deployment scenarios on Sudan, Syria and Afghanistan, and looked into the future of peace operations.
|PUBLICATIONS || |
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| ||SIPRI Insights on Peace and Security|
Transfers of small arms and light weapons to fragile states: strengthening oversight and control
Mark Bromley, Lawrence Dermody, Hugh Griffiths, Paul Holtom and Michael Jenks
The need for security forces in a fragile state to be adequately trained and equipped is recognized as a precondition for stability and development. However, supplying arms to security forces in fragile states can contribute to armed conflict and instability. The risks associated with supplying arms and ammunition to fragile states, include the risk that the arms will be diverted to actors seeking to undermine stabilization efforts; the risk that the arms will contribute to the renewal or intensification of armed conflict; and the risk of corruption in the transaction. Download the Insights paper.
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Chronology of armaments, disarmament and international security 2012
This chronology lists the significant events in 2012 related to armaments, disarmament and international security. In addition to the headline-grabbing events, it also records the less publicized, but no less important, advances and setbacks in arms controls and international security. Download the Fact Sheet.
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| ||SIPRI Map of Multilateral Peace Operation Deployments, September 2012|
This SIPRI map presents a snapshot of multilateral peace operation deployments worldwide as of September 2012, using the latest data available. The map shows where missions are taking place, when they started, how large they are and which organizations and coalitions are conducting them. Comprehensive data on multilateral peace operations is available in the SIPRI Multilateral Peace Operations Database, including fatalities, costs, mission mandates, national personnel contributions and lead nations. Download the map.
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| ||SIPRI Fact Sheet|
Measuring international arms transfers
Paul Holtom, Mark Bromley and Verena Simmel
Consistent, comprehensive data on international arms transfers enables the identification over time of trends in international arms transfers at the global, regional and national levels. There are several different methods for measuring international arms transfers. This Fact Sheet describes three sources of information for measuring international arms transfers: SIPRI’s measure of the volume of arms transfers; the financial value estimate of the United States Congressional Research Service (CRS); and national government data on the financial value of arms export agreements and deliveries. Using German arms exports in 2011 as a case study, it compares the methods used by SIPRI, the CRS and the German Government to measure German arms exports. Download the Fact Sheet.
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| ||SIPRI Policy Paper |
China's Arctic Aspirations
Linda Jakobson and Jingchao Peng
China wants to be part of the Arctic order and, as a rising power, emphasizes the global implications of the Arctic’s melting ice. Although several non-Chinese observers have described China’s actions in the Arctic as ‘more assertive’, and the Chinese Government has taken steps to protect what it perceives as its key interests in the region, China’s Arctic policies are still in a nascent stage of formulation. This Policy Paper represents the first comprehensive mapping of the agencies and individuals involved in the formulation of Arctic policies and an assessment of the motives underlying China’s Arctic activities. The authors show that, while China recognizes that it is an ‘Arctic outsider’—without sovereign rights in the Arctic—it nevertheless sees numerous economic opportunities opening up in there. It consequently seeks to influence discussions and decisions on how the Arctic should be governed. Download the Policy Paper.
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SIPRI Yearbook 2012: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security
The 43rd edition of the SIPRI Yearbook includes coverage of developments during 2011 in armed conflicts, multilateral peace operations, military expenditure, arms production, international arms transfers, world nuclear forces and fissile material stocks, nuclear arms control and non-proliferation, reduction of security threats from chemical and biological materials, conventional arms control, controls on security-related international transfers and multilateral arms embargoes. Read an online summary of SIPRI Yearbook 2012 or order a copy.
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Justino, P., Brück, T. and Verwimp, P., 'Micro-level dynamics of conflict, violence and development: A new analytical framework' (PDF), Households in Conflict Network Working Paper no. 138 (Jan. 2013).
Brück, T., Naudé, W. and Verwimp, P., 'Business under fire: entrepreneurship and violent conflict in developing countries', Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 57, no. 1 (Feb. 2013).
Irwin, R., 'The polio endgame' and 'Infectious disease', Updates from the WHO Executive Board Meeting (PDF), Health Diplomacy Monitor (February 2013).
Irwin, R. and Sangiorgio, M. M., 'Substandard/spurious/falsely-labelled/falsified/counterfeit medical products: update from the Executive Board' (PDF), Health Diplomacy Monitor (February 2013).
Grinbaum, M. and Jackson, S. T., 'Managing risk for development: Expert Workshop on local violence in developing countries', SIPRI Workshop Report, Dec. 2012.
Meier, O., 'European efforts to solve the conflict over Iran’s nuclear programme: how has the European Union performed?' (PDF), Non-proliferation Paper No. 27, Feb. 2013.
Omanovic, E., 'Effective embargo enforcement: overflight denial and control' (PDF), Non-proliferation Paper No. 26, Feb. 2013.
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