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Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 2005f
Signalistgatan 9 Solna SE-169 70, Sweden
tel:46-8 655 9700 fax:46-8 655 9733

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1966.

General Description: SIPRI was established as an international research institute to conduct scientific research on questions of conflict and cooperation that are of importance to international peace and security, with the aim of contributing to an understanding of the conditions for peaceful solutions to international conflicts and for stable peace. Research is organized into the following areas: Euro-Atlantic security and arms control; armed conflict and conflict management; nonproliferation and export controls; chemical and biological warfare; military expenditure and arms production; arms transfers; and IT projects. SIPRI's mandate is implemented through research that seeks to promote openness and transparency in the sphere of arms control and security. The institute aims to (1) help stave off the proliferation of nuclear weapons; (2) help prevent conflicts and search for regional resolutions of security issues; and (3) spread information on arms control and international security to the broader public.

Annual Budget: SEK 26.8 million (2006)

Staff: 57 (36 research, 21 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Ms. BAILES, Alyson J.K. (Director)
Mr NORD, Daniel (Deputy Director)

Public Relations:
Ms. LOOSE-WEINTRAUB, EvaMaria (Public Affairs Coordinator)

(As of January, 2006)

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