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Balancing transparency and national security

Government transparency in military budgets varies from country to country. As Pieter Wezeman and Siemon Wezeman explain, part of the problem is the false belief that secrecy ensures security—a topic that will be covered during the forthcoming Stockholm Forum on Security and Development.

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SIPRI at the Munich Security Conference

On Friday 31 January SIPRI will launch its data on the world's largest arms-producing companies (the SIPRI Top 100) at a press event at the Munich Security Conference. This will be the first of three data launches over the coming months ahead of the release of SIPRI Yearbook 2014.

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SIPRI ranked among top five global think tanks

For the fifth consecutive year SIPRI has been ranked as one of the top five think tanks worldwide in a survey conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania. SIPRI was also mentioned in a number of other think tank categories.

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New SIPRI project on peacebuilding in the Caucasus

SIPRI is pleased to announce a new three-year research project that aims to identify emerging security and conflict challenges across the Caucasus and develop conflict management and peacebuilding initiatives to promote peace and stability in the region.

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13 February, Stockholm
Strengthening Nuclear Security: Northern European perspectives

In advance of the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, government and industry representatives, as well as local and international experts, will meet in Stockholm to discuss the issues and problems related to nuclear security and the roles and responsibilities of various actors to address them. Read the full invitation (PDF). Please confirm your participation by sending an email with your name and affiliation to Emily Bloom ( no later than 10 February.

27–28 March, Stockholm
Stockholm Forum on Security and Development: ‘Freedom from Violence’

Building on its long-standing reputation in the field of international security, SIPRI is currently broadening its research focus to include issues of security and development, examining the links between socioeconomic development, conflict, peace and security. In March 2014, as part of these ongoing research activities, SIPRI will host a high-level global event, the inaugural Stockholm Forum on Security and Development, with the support of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Contact Rachel Irwin for more information about the Forum.


Image from SIPRI lecture on 200 years of peace in Sweden

>> SIPRI experts reflect on 200 years of peace in Sweden

>> SIPRI welcomes two new interns from the Korea Foundation

>> In brief: SIPRI activities for January 2014

>> SIPRI expert gives presentations on export controls

>> SIPRI Yearbook 2013 in Arabic

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>> Pieter Wezeman discussed Libyan arms procurement deals in Defence News. He was also quoted on the issue of British arms exports to India in Indian newspaper the Tribune.

>> Jaïr van der Lijn gave an audio interview to Radio France International on the conflict in South Sudan.

>> Mathieu Duchâtel was quoted in a South China Morning Post article on a new national security panel in China.

>> Europe's World published a piece by Oliver Bräuner on China–EU security cooperation. He was also quoted by Reuters on China's sourcing of satellite equipment from Europe, and by the People's Daily on military transparency in China.

>> The latest SIPRI Policy Brief, by Robert E. Kelley, on changing the management culture at the International Atomic Energy Agency, was profiled by the
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Creating a 'one house' culture at the IAEA through matrix management

By Robert E. Kelley
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is currently structured along largely programmatic lines, with each programme recruiting and training its own staff. This process is wasteful as it creates bureaucratic disincentives to sharing people and resources. The IAEA acknowledges that it would like to work as ‘one house’ and this has been a goal of senior management for some years. Structural obstacles have meant that there has been little progress towards changing the management culture to the ‘one house’ goal. A thoughtful reorganization of the IAEA along programme–matrix lines could go a long way towards reaching this goal.

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Creating a 'one house' culture at the IAEA through matrix management, by Robert E. Kelley


Strengthening the EU's Future Approach to WMD Non-proliferation

China's North Korea Policy:
Economic Engagement and Nuclear Disarmament

Africa and the  Global Market in  Natural Uranium

Africa and the Global Market in
Natural Uranium

South Korea's export control system

South Korea's export control system

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