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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 Lora Saalman is the Director of the SIPRI China and Global Security Programme.
Dr Damir Esenaliev is a Senior Researcher at the Life in Kyrgyzstan project.
Dr Anastasia Aladysheva is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Life in Kyrgyzstan project.
Jiayi Zhou is a Researcher with the Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme.
Richard Ghiasy is a Researcher with the SIPRI Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme.
Fleur Huijskens is an Associate Researcher at SIPRI within the China and Global Security programme.
Gulzhan Asylbek kyzy is a Research Assistant with SIPRI's Life in Kyrgyzstan project.
Fei Su is a Research Assistant within the China and Global Security Project.