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SIPRI researchers present at expert seminar on counter-proliferation

SIPRI researchers Lawrence Dermody, Aaron Dunne and Hugh Griffiths presented recent maritime and customs-related research at an expert seminar in Stockholm today organized by the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI). 

The expert seminar, entitled Complex Proliferation Mechanics: Mapping Critical Information, was opened by former Chief United Nations Weapons Inspector Hans Blix and involved foreign ministry and other government agency staff from eight countries.

SIPRI investigation into North Korean smuggling published online

A ground-breaking SIPRI investigation of a North Korean ship involved in violating United Nations arms embargoes has been published by the online portal 38 North.

38 North is a project of the US Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and is the leading online portal for North Korean-related non-proliferation research.

SIPRI expert presents on arms flows to Syria

On 29 May SIPRI Senior Researcher Hugh Griffiths presented new research on arms flows to Syrian government and opposition forces from European and Middle Eastern states at an event in Madrid hosted by the Spanish Institute for International Affairs and Foreign Policy (INCIPE). 

The invitation-only two-hour lecture was attended by Spanish government representatives and members of the diplomatic community in Madrid.

In brief: SIPRI activities in December 2012

  • 23-24 Nov., Wroclaw, Poland
    SIPRI, together with the University of Lower Silesia (Wrocław) and the Marie Curie Sklodowska University (Lublin), organized a conference entitled The Arctic in the First Decade of the 21st Century: Between Competition and Cooperation. SIPRI researchers Kristofer Bergh and Ekaterina Klimenko presented their research at the conference.

Most ships involved in arms and drugs trafficking are based in world’s richest countries, says SIPRI

More than 60% of ships involved in reported cases of sanctions-busting or illicit transfers of arms, drugs, other military equipment and sensitive dual-use goods that could be used in the development of missiles and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are owned by companies based in the EU, NATO or other OECD states, according to the first comprehensive study on maritime trafficking released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).