- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict and peace
- Peace and development
SIPRI’s former Director, Professor Bates Gill, has received an award from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
The Royal Order of the Polar Star recognizes Professor Gill’s distinguished service to Sweden during his five years as SIPRI Director.
On 18–19 April SIPRI hosted a two-day conference on China's foreign and security policy during the decade in power of Hu Jintao (2002–12).
Dr Jaïr van der Lijn and Xenia Avezov of SIPRI's Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme attended the third regional dialogue meetings of the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations project, on 11–12 April in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.