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Pieter D. Wezeman

Senior Researcher

Pieter D. Wezeman

Pieter Wezeman

Pieter D. Wezeman is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme. His area of research is the global production and proliferation of conventional arms with a special focus on military expenditure and arms procurement in and arms transfers to the Middle East and Africa. He also monitors multilateral arms embargoes and maintains the SIPRI database on that issue.

Subject expertise

Arms flows to and arms procurement and military expenditure in Africa and the Middle East; German arms exports; global developments in arms transfers; proliferation of missiles and other long range strike systems; arms embargoes; small arms and light weapons

External publications
  • Wezeman, P. D., 'International arms flows: monitoring, sources and obstacles', Clingendael Report, Jan. 2018
  • Wezeman, P. D., 'Arms exports and developments in the Middle East’ and ‘Improvised Explosive Devices', in Literature review for the Policy and Operations Evaluations Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aug. 2017 
  • Wezeman,P.D., (lead author) Industrial analysis of CDP priority actions in the field of protection of forces in theatre, C-IED and C-CBRNE capabilities, European Defence Agency, 2016
  • Wezeman, P. D., Conventional strategic military capabilities in the Middle East, in: WMD Arms Control in the Middle East, Ashgate, 2015
  • Gill, B., and Wezeman, P. D., 'Halte au cynicisme! Il faut un commerce des armes plus responsable' [Stop the cynicism! We need a more responsible arms trade], Le Monde, 20 Apr. 2011
  • Holtom, P., and Wezeman, P. D., 'Arms exports to Sudan', Written evidence submitted for the UK House of Lords’ EU Sub-Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy inquiry into the European Union’s Conflict Prevention Role in Sudan, Mar. 2011