SIPRI - The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is an independent body for research into problems of peace and conflict, especially those of disarmament and arms regulation. It was established in 1966 to commemorate Sweden's 150 years of unbroken peace. The Institute is financed by the Swedish Parliament. The staff, the Governing Board and the Scientific Council are international. SIPRI is a problem-oriented research institute : that is, it starts by considering what the topics of importance are in the area of world armaments and disarmaments, and then considers what research approach is appropriate to these problems. The Institute is intenational . The research staff, Governing Board members and management are recruited from different geographical regions and economic systems. Thus SIPRI is not biased in favour of any one political or economic system or regional interest group. SIPRI is entirely independent of Swedish state authorities. Researchers recruited for some years, there is a flow of guest researchers who spend a short time at SIPRI. SIPRI is not a teaching institute. Its function is to produce and publish research work.