- 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 in Europe. Dr Melvin has published widely on issues of conflict, with a particular focus on ethno-religious issues. In recent years he has broadened his research interests to consider the impact of resources on conflict, notably the issue of energy and conflict. Dr Melvin joined SIPRI as Director of the Programme on Armed Conflict and Conflict Management in May 2010.
Contemporary forms of conflict, civil wars, resources and conflict, energy security, European security, security and conflict in Eurasia
Central Asia, Former Soviet Union, Baltic states, Ukraine, Moldova
PhD in Politics, St Antony's College, Oxford University, UK