On 17 December 2018, SIPRI hosted a delegation from the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP).
During the meeting, Dan Smith, SIPRI Director and Yerzhan Saltybayev, Director of IWEP, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two think tanks.
The multi-year agreement will enable greater cooperation on questions of international peace, security and development. Particular areas where SIPRI and IWEP will benefit from shared expertise include arms control, nuclear non-proliferation and China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
About the Institute of World Economics and Politics
IWEP was established in 2003 under the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbasy. IWEP acts to research current issues including world economy, international relations, geopolitics and security. More information about the institute can be found here.