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Chinese soldiers during a parade at Tiananmen square Beijing, China in November 2012

SIPRI aims to advance peace and security studies with a particular emphasis on China’s role and impact in global, non-traditional and transnational security.

A young boy wears a traditional Kyrgyz hat in Kemin, Kyrgyzstan, 2013

SIPRI is performing an impact evaluation of the LivingSidebySide® peacebuilding programme, implemented in public schools in southern Kyrgyzstan.

Man and boy sit next to a motorbike in Nechem, Afghanistan

SIPRI studies the private sector’s potential to contribute to security and economic development in Afghanistan.

Curving road on the Old Silk Route between China and India

SIPRI examines potential trade relations between China and the EU.

Research staff

Dr Damir Esenaliev is a Senior Researcher in the Peace and Development Programme.
Dr Anastasia Aladysheva is a Senior Researcher with the Peace and Development Programme.
Dr Lora Saalman is an Associate Senior Fellow within SIPRI’s Conflict and Peace and Armament and Disarmament research areas.
Richard Ghiasy is a Researcher and Project Manager in the SIPRI China and Global Security Programme.
Jiayi Zhou is a Researcher in the Climate Change and Risk Programme.
Fei Su is a Research Assistant within the China and Global Security Programme.
Gulzhan Asylbek kyzy is a Research Assistant in the Peace and Development Programme.