About SIPRI North America

In February 2012, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) launched SIPRI North America, its new research center based in Washington, D.C.
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. SIPRI North America aims to bring new global perspectives to security and foreign policy debates across North America and strengthen cooperation between SIPRI and its transatlantic partners. oudraat_240x160.jpg
Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, Executive Director, SIPRI North America
SIPRI North America’s mission

  • Strengthen SIPRI's world-class research on conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament

  • Enhance connections between North American, European, and international researchers and policymakers

  • bring independent, innovative, and international perspectives to bear on 21st century security and conflict challenges

  • provide a new platform for engaging scholars, analysts, policymakers, practitioners, journalists, and the public around the world on central global issues.



Event: Reassessing the Water/Energy Nexus in Central Asia

SIPRI North America and the George Washington Elliott School of International Affairs’ Central Asian Program (CAP) invite you to the Third Central Asia Fellowship Seminar. On June 24, 2014, 4:40-7:00 PM at GWU, please join us for presentations by the Central Asia Program Spring 2014 Fellows, Nariya Khasanova and Said Yakhyoev, and discussion with The Stimson Center's David Michel.

The Central Asia Fellowship program seeks to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and build lasting intellectual networks between scholarly and policy communities in Central Asia and the United States, and is funded by the Open Society Foundation's Central Eurasia Project.
Read more about the fellowships, including details of how to apply, or contact Annie Davies for more information.

Post-Doc Fellowship: Call for applications

The Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR) is open to candidates who have recently received their doctorate in social and political sciences or economics and whose research focuses on topics of international relations and/or international peace and security issues. Fellowships are granted for a duration of 24 months at renowned think tanks and political consulting research institutes, including SIPRI and SIPRI North America.

Application details (PDF).

SIPRI North America  partners with Women in International Security

SIPRI North America is delighted to announce a new partnership with Women in International Security (WIIS). WIIS is the only global network actively advancing women’s leadership, at all stages of their careers, in the international peace and security field, with more than 7000 members in 47 countries. WIIS produces groundbreaking research on women in peace and security careers and fosters women’s leadership development and mentoring support. In January 2013 WIIS moved into the SIPRI offices in Washington, DC., from where it will continue expanding its network of women and men dedicated to women’s leadership in peace and security.

For further information regarding the future of WIIS, contact Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat at info@wiisglobal.org, or visit the WIIS website.


Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, Executive Director of SIPRI North America, biography

Annie Davies, Program and Office Manager

Amy Nelson, SIPRI North America - Research Fellow in Residence

Yevgeniya Pak,  Central Asia Program (CAP) Fellow

Sardar Bagishbekov, Central Asia Program (CAP) Fellow

Julie Arostegui, Non-Residential Fellow

Veronica Bichetero, Non-Residential Fellow

Jolynn Shoemaker, Non-Residential Fellow

Jenny Sue Ross, Women in International Security (WIIS) Program Assistant

Lauren McNally, SIPRI NA Research Intern

Charles Christian, SIPRI NA Research Intern