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Kolja Brockmann

Senior Researcher (Non-resident)

Kolja Brockmann

Kolja Brockmann

Kolja Brockmann is a Senior Researcher in SIPRI’s Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme. Kolja first joined SIPRI as an EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium Intern and has been working at SIPRI since 2017. Prior to joining SIPRI, Kolja was an Intern with the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) in Frankfurt. He graduated from King’s College London with an MA in Non-Proliferation and International Security.

Kolja conducts research in the fields of export control, non-proliferation and technology governance. He focuses on controls on emerging technologies, in particular Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing), and intangible transfers of technology (ITT). He has been working on export control compliance in industry, research and academia. In addition, Kolja contributes to the mapping of cooperation and assistance activities relevant to the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in SIPRI’s Arms Trade Treaty database.

Subject expertise

Dual-use and arms trade control, export licensing, Arms Trade Treaty, nuclear proliferation, nuclear hedging, CBRN terrorism, Additive Manufacturing/3D-printing, emerging technologies.

Regional expertise

East- and South-East Asia, Iran, EU

German, English, French

MA in Non-Proliferation and International Security, King’s College London, UK; BA in International Relations and International Organization, University of Groningen, Netherlands

External publications
  • Varisco, A. E., Brockmann, K. and Robin, L., Post-shipment on-site inspections of exported military materiel: a new tool of choice for European countries?, WorldECR, no. 100 (June 2021)
  • Brockmann, K., Challenges to multilateral export controls – the case for inter-regime dialogue and coordination, WorldECR, no. 91 (July - Aug. 2020)
  • Brockmann, K., Controlling ballistic missile proliferation: Assessing complementarity between the HCoC, MTCR and UNSCR 1540HCOC Research Papers, no. 7 (June 2020)
  • Brockmann, K., ‘Additive Manufacturing and Biological Weapons: Assessing Proliferation Risks and Challenges to Export Control’ in Reuter, C., Altmann, J., Göttsche, M. and Himmel, M., Eds., Science Peace Security ’19: Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Conference on Technical Peace and Security Research, University of Darmstadt, TUprints: Darmstadt (2019) 
  • Brockmann, K., Drafting, Implementing, and Complying with Export Controls: The Challenge Presented by Emerging Technologies, Strategic Trade Review, vol. 4, no. 6 (Spring/Summer 2018)
  • Bromley, M., Bauer, S., Brockmann, K. and Maletta, G., Implementing EU Export Controls: A Cross-Sector Analysis of Challenges and Good Practices, WorldECR, no. 66 (Jan 2018)