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Dr Ian Davis

Executive Editor of the SIPRI Yearbook (Non-resident)

Dr Ian Davis

Ian Davis

Dr Ian Davis is the Executive Editor of the SIPRI Yearbook and Associate Senior Fellow Armament and Disarmament. From November 2014 to November 2016, he was Director of the SIPRI Editorial, Publications and Library Department, where he was responsible for supervising SIPRI's team of editors and managing the departmental budget and work flow. Prior to joining SIPRI he held several senior positions and worked as an independent human security and arms-control consultant. He has a long record of research and publication on international and regional security issues and blogs on NATO-related issues at

Subject expertise

International and regional (transatlantic) security; arms control; non-proliferation; strategic nuclear relations; peacekeeping and military-technical development (esp. in Europe and North America); transparency and accountability in multilateral security organizations (esp. NATO)

Regional expertise

Europe, North America


PhD in Peace Studies, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK

United Kingdom
External publications
  • Davis, I., ‘Later steps down the nuclear ladder: threshold status’, Background Papers to the Concluding Report of the Trident Commission no. 4 (BASIC, July 2014), pp. 26–31.

  • Davis, I., ‘The Proliferation Security Initiative: effective multilateralism or “smoke and mirrors”?’, C. Daase and O. Meier (eds), Arms Control in the 21st Century: Between Coercion and Cooperation (Routledge: Abingdon, 2013).

  • Davis, I., ‘The role of civil society and the media’, T. Tagarev (ed.), Building Integrity and Reducing Corruption in Defence: A Compendium of Best Practices (DCAF/NATO: Brussels, Mar. 2010), pp. 261–80.

  • Davis, I., The British Nuclear Industry: Status and Prospects, Nuclear Energy Futures Paper no. 4 (Centre for International Governance Innovation: Ontario, Canada, Jan. 2009).