- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict and peace
- Peace and development
Dr Neil Melvin has extensive experience both as a researcher and as a policy practitioner. Prior to joining SIPRI he held Senior Adviser positions in the Energy Charter Secretariat and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. He has also worked at a variety of leading policy institutes and universities in Europe. Dr Melvin has published widely on issues of international security.
In recent years, his research has focused on the role of external security actors in the Horn of Africa and the intersection of Indo-Pacific security with East Africa and the Horn region. He has served as head of the regional office and political adviser to the European Union Special Representative for the Horn of Africa. Dr Melvin joined SIPRI as Director of the Programme on Armed Conflict and Conflict Management in May 2010 and is currently head of the Horn of Africa peace and security project.
Contemporary forms of conflict, proxy and civil wars, interstate conflicts, energy security, regional security institutions, maritime security
Horn of Africa, Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific security
PhD in Politics, St Antony's College, Oxford University, UK