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Dr Sibylle Bauer

Director of Studies

Dr Sibylle Bauer

Sibylle Bauer

Dr Sibylle Bauer is the Director of Studies, Armament and Disarmament, at SIPRI, with responsibility for SIPRI’s work on arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation for nuclear, biological and chemical weapons; dual-use and arms trade control; emerging technologies; and arms production, arms transfer and military expenditure. She is also the current Chair of the EU Nonproliferation and Disarmament Consortium. Previously, she managed SIPRI’s Dual-use and Arms Trade Control Programme. In that capacity, she designed and implemented capacity-building activities in Europe and South East Asia. Dr Bauer joined SIPRI in 2003.

Subject expertise

Export control (national control systems, international regimes, enforcement issues); non-proliferation; transparency of arms transfers

Regional expertise

European Union, South East Europe, South East Asia

German, English, French

PhD in Political Science, Free University of Brussels (ULB) and Free University of Berlin. Diplom (MA) in Political Science, Free University of Berlin

External publications
  • Bauer, S., New technologies and armament: Rethinking arms control, Clingendael Spectator (July 2020)
  • Bauer, S., ‘International assistance’, Weapons and International Law: The Arms Trade Treaty (Larcier Law Annotated), eds Clare Da Silva et al. (Larcier: 2015).
  • Bauer, S., ‘Export controls’, in Routledge Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation and Policy (Routledge, 2015).
  • Bauer, S., ‘Post-cold war control of conventional arms’, ed A. Tan, The Global Arms Trade: A Handbook (Routledge: London, 2010).
  • Bauer, S. and Mattiusi, J., ‘Transforming the EU’s approach to outreach and technical assistance in the area of export controls’, A. Ricci (ed), From Early Warning To Early Action? The Debate on the Enhancement of the EU's Crisis Response Capability Continues (Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008).
  • Bauer, S., ‘Comparing sanctions and prosecutions related to export control violations in the EU’,  Background paper to the UK Parliament Quadripartite Committee, 16 March 2007, with A. Wetter.
  • Bauer, S., ‘The EU code of conduct on arms exports: enhancing effectiveness’, Eurofuture (Summer 2005).
  • Bauer, S. and Remacle, E., 'Theory and practice of multi-level foreign policy: the European Union’s policy in the field of arms export controls’, eds T. Christiansen and B. Tonra, Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy (Manchester University Press: Manchester, 2004). 
  • Bauer, S., ‘The Role of parliaments in European arms export policy’, eds J. Mawdsley, M. Martinelli and E. Remacle, Europe and the Global Arms Agenda: Security, Trade and Accountability (Nomos: Baden-Baden, 2004).
  • Bauer, S., ‘Europe’s arms export policies’, ed. K. von Wogau, A European Defence for the 21st Century (Maklu: Antwerp, 2004).
  • Bauer, S., ‘The EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports-enhancing the accountability of arms export policies?’, European Security, vol. 12 (2003).  
  • Bauer, S. and Winks, R., ‘The institutional framework for European arms policy co-operation’, eds C. Serfati et al., The Restructuring of the European Defence Industry: Dynamics of Change (European Commission, Directorate General for Research/ Office of Official Publications of the European Union:Luxembourg, 2001).
  • Bauer, S., ‘L’europeanisation des politiques d’exportation d’armements’ [The Europeanisation of arms export policies], eds S. Sur and J.-J. Roche, Annuaire français de relations internationales (Bruylant: Brussels, 2001).