- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict and peace
- Peace and development
Shannon N. Kile is the Director of the SIPRI Nuclear Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme. His principal areas of research are nuclear arms control and non-proliferation with a special interest in the nuclear programmes of Iran and North Korea. Mr Kile has contributed to numerous SIPRI publications, including chapters on nuclear arms control and world nuclear forces for the SIPRI Yearbooks since 1994. In recent years his work has broadened to include regional security issues related to the Middle East and Northeast Asia, with a special interest in North Korea, where he has traveled regularly.
Multilateral nuclear arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament; strategic nuclear arms reductions; global nuclear forces and doctrines; and missile proliferation and ballistic missile defence