SIPRI's Research on Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Tracks developments related to nuclear weapon policies and to arms control and
disarmament initiatives, with a focus on the technical dimensions of nuclear arms
control such as monitoring and verification.
Chemical and biological arms control
Analyses legal, political, technical and historical aspects of chemical and biological
warfare prevention, including verification, biosecurity and the implementation of
Conventional arms control
Deals with a broad spectrum of arms control issues including confidence- and
security-building measures in post-cold war Europe and Central Asia, regional arms
control approaches, and laws-of-war aspects of arms control.
Facilitates cooperation on export controls as a tool in non-proliferation and seeks to
improve coordination between assistance and cooperation programmes and to raise
awareness of export control systems.
Small arms and light weapons
Develops innovative tools and information systems for preventing illicit transfers
via improved logistics, monitoring and transfer controls as well as increasing the
transparency of the trade via national and international reporting mechanisms.