We study topics related to disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control from various angles, including dual use, nuclear history, international cooperation, energy security, gender and feminist theory, and more. The group is unique in its composition, engaging scholars with various takes on the topics studied including the intersection between social and natural sciences.

 

Researchers

Thomas Jonter is Professor of International Relations. He has PhD in history (cold war history) from Uppsala University (1995) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership from Oxford University (2010). His research focuses on nuclear non-proliferation and energy security. Jonter is also engaged in an educational and research program in Russia and Ukraine with the aim to initiate academic courses and programs in nuclear non-proliferation. He has been visiting scholar at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Stanford University, and Cornell University. Professor Jonter is also chair of Swedish Pugwash and served as advisor to the Swedish delegation to the 2015 Review Conference to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, at the United Nations in New York. He is also member of the Swedish International Law and Disarmament Delegation. His latest book The Key to Nuclear Restraint: The Swedish Plans to Acquire Nuclear Weapons during the Cold War, is published with Palgrave Macmillan 2016.

Emma Rosengren holds a PhD in International Relations. Focusing on Swedish nuclear history, her dissertation addresses the relationship between gender, nuclear weapons and disarmament. Rosengren’s research interests include disarmament negotiations, historical perspectives in IR and feminist theory. During her PhD studies, Rosengren was a visiting fellow at the Europe Center, Stanford University. She is engaged in several international networks working on nuclear disarmament related issues, and is a board member of Swedish Pugwash and the Hans Blix Center for the History of International Relations.

Jonathan M. Feldman is Associate Professor with a PhD in Regional Economic Development from Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. He specializes in research related to political economy, disarmament, green economics and studies related to democracy.

Vitaly Fedchenko is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Economic History and International Relations, and a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI European Security Programme where he is responsible for nuclear security issues and the political, technological and educational dimensions of nuclear arms control and non-proliferation. Previously he was a visiting researcher at SIPRI and worked at the Center for Policy Studies in Russia at the Institute for Applied International Research in Moscow. He is the author or co-author of several publications on international non-proliferation and disarmament assistance, the international nuclear fuel cycle and Russian nuclear exports.

Mark Bromley is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Economic History and International Relations, and the Director of the SIPRI Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme, currently on leave until 2021. His areas of research include arms acquisitions in Latin America, transparency in the field of international arms transfers and the efforts to combat the illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons (SALW).

 

Selected publications on disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation

Books (peer review)

  • Thomas Jonter, The Key to Nuclear Restraint. The Swedish Plans to Acquire Nuclear Weapons, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016);

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, (ed.), The new nuclear forensics: Analysis of nuclear materials for security purposes (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2015);

Doctoral dissertations

  • Emma Rosengren, Gendering nuclear disarmament: identity and disarmament in Sweden during the Cold War. Diss. Stockholm: Stockholms universitet, 2020;

  • Jonathan Feldman, “Success and Failure in Diversification after the Cold War: An Evaluation of Naysayer, Minimalist and Conversion Barriers Schools,” Department of Urban Planning and Policy Development, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 1997;

Books (other scientific)

  • Thomas Jonter and Ilja Viktorov, Energy and Security in the Baltic Sea Region. Stockholm: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Stockholm 2011;

Articles published in peer review journals and book chapters

  • Braden Goddard, Alexander Solodov, Vitaly Fedchenko, ’IAEA “Significant Quantity” Values: time for a closer look?’, Nonproliferation Review, vol.23, no. 5-6, 2017, pp. 677-689:

  • Ian Anthony and Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘International non-proliferation and disarmament assistance, SIPRI Yearbook 2005: armaments, disarmament and international security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2005), pp. 675–698;

  • Ian Anthony, Christer Ahlström, Vitaly Fedchenko, Reforming nuclear export controls: the future of the nuclear suppliers group, SIPRI Research Report No. 22 (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2007).

  • Jonathan Feldman, “Civilian diversification, learning, and institutional change: growth through knowledge and power,” Environment and Planning A, Volume 31, Number 10, October, 1999;

  • Jonathan Feldman, “Converting the Military Economy Through the Local State: Local Conversion Prospects in Massachusetts” in Making Peace Possible: The Promise of Economic Conversion, edited by Lloyd J. Dumas and Marek Thee. Oxford: Permagon Press, 1989: 139-160.

  • Jonathan Feldman, “Extending Disarmament Through Economic Democracy,” Peace Review, “Workplace Democracy,” Summer Issue, May, Volume 12, Number 2, 2000;

  • Jonathan Feldman, “Industrial Conversion: A Linchpin for Disarmament and Development.” Chapter 12 in Dimensions of Peace and Security: A Reader, Gustaaf Geeraerts, Natalie Pauwels and Eric Remacle, eds. Brussels: Peter Lang, 2006: 193-217:

  • Lars van Dassen and Thomas Jonter, “Making Historical Surveys of States Nuclear Ambitions: Experiences from the Baltic Sea Region” The Nonproliferation Review, March 2005, vol. 12, No. 1;

  • Maja Fjaestad och Thomas Jonter, ”Between Welfare and Warfare: The Rise and Fall of the ´Swedish Line´ in Nuclear Engineering”, in Per Lundin/Niklas Stenlås/Johan Gribbe (ed.), Science for Welfare and Warfare, Science History Publications, Sagamore Beach, MA, USA 2010;

  • Mark Bromley, Kolja Brockmann, Giovanna Maletta and Pieter Wezeman, '14. Dual-use and arms trade controls', SIPRI Yearbook 2020 (Oxford, OUP, 2020).

  • Nils Haneklaus, Anastasiya Bayok, Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘Phosphate Rocks and Nuclear Proliferation’, Science and Global Security, vol. 25, no.3, December 2017;

  • Shannon N. Kile, Vitaly Fedchenko, and Hans Kristensen, 'World nuclear forces, 2007', SIPRI Yearbook 2007: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2007);

  • Shannon N. Kile, Vitaly Fedchenko, and Hans Kristensen, 'World nuclear forces, 2006', SIPRI Yearbook 2006: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2006).

  • Shannon N. Kile, Vitaly Fedchenko, and Hans Kristensen, ‘World nuclear forces, 2013, SIPRI Yearbook 2012: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2013);

  • Shannon N. Kile, Vitaly Fedchenko, and Hans Kristensen, ‘World nuclear forces, 2012, SIPRI Yearbook 2012: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2012);

  • Shannon N. Kile, Vitaly Fedchenko, and Hans Kristensen, ‘World nuclear forces, 2011, SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2011);

  • Shannon N. Kile, Vitaly Fedchenko, and Hans Kristensen, ‘World nuclear forces, 2010, SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2010);

  • Shannon N. Kile, Vitaly Fedchenko, and Hans Kristensen, ‘World nuclear forces, 2009, SIPRI Yearbook 2009: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2009);

  • Shannon N. Kile, Vitaly Fedchenko, and Hans Kristensen, ‘World nuclear forces, 2008, SIPRI Yearbook 2008: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2008):

  • Sibylle Bauer and Mark Bromley, ‘15. Dual-use and arms trade controls’, SIPRI Yearbook 2017 (Oxford, OUP, 2017);

  • Sibylle Bauer and Mark Bromley, ‘15. Dual-use and arms trade controls’, SIPRI Yearbook 2015, (Oxford, OUP, 2015);

  • Sibylle Bauer and Mark Bromley, ‘19. Dual-use and arms trade controls’, SIPRI Yearbook 2016, (Oxford, OUP, 2016):

  • Sibylle Bauer, Mark Bromley, Kolja Brockmann, Giovanna Maletta and Pieter Wezeman, '10. Dual-use and arms trade controls', SIPRI Yearbook 2019 (Oxford, OUP, 2019);

  • Sibylle Bauer, Mark Bromley, Kolja Brockmann, Giovanna Maletta and Pieter Wezeman, '10. Dual-use and arms trade controls', SIPRI Yearbook 2018 (Oxford, OUP, 2018):

  • Thomas Jonter and Emma Rosengren, “From nuclear weapons acquisition to nuclear disarmament – the Swedish case”. In Medicine, Conflict and Survival, Vol. 30, supplement 1, 2014;

  • Thomas Jonter and Emma Rosengren, “From nuclear weapons acquisition to nuclear disarmament – the Swedish case”. In Nuclear Exits. Countries foregoing Nuclear weapons, (eds. Ilkka Taipale and Vappo Taipale). (London, Routledge, 2015).

  • Thomas Jonter, “Creating a Common EU Policy on Nuclear Non-Proliferation Education. A case Study of Sweden. EU Non-Proliferation Consortium, SIPRI. Non-proliferation Paper No. 29, June 2013, (http://www.nonproliferation.eu/documents/nonproliferationpapers/thomasjonter51bb2 b4df1c4f.pdf);

  • Thomas Jonter, “Getting Rid of the Swedish Bomb”, Physics Today, vol. 72, issue 9, pp. 40-47;

  • Thomas Jonter, “Nuclear Power without Nuclear Weapons”, in Terrorism and Global Insecurity: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (editor Klint Alexander), Linton Atlantic Books, Ltd, 2009;

  • Thomas Jonter, “The United States and the Swedish Plans to Build a Bomb, 1945-1968”, in Security Assurances and Nuclear Nonproliferation (Ed. Jeffrey Knopf), Stanford University Press, 2012;

  • Thomas Jonter, ”Nuclear Power Expansion and its Safety and Security Risks in East and South Asia: Regionally Based Comparison with European Union”. In Development and Regional Cooperation in Central Asia and South Aaia: Euro-Asian Perspectives (Eds) Henrik Berglund, Mondira Dutta and Per Hilding (New Delhi, Pentagon Press 2016).

  • Thomas Jonter, ”Sweden and the Cuban Missiles Crisis”, In Global nuclear vulnerability (Ed. Benoit Pelopidas) (forthcoming: Johns Hopkins University Press)

  • Thomas Jonter,”The Swedish Plans to Acquire Nuclear Weapons, 1965-1968: An Analysis of technical Preparations”, Science & Global Security The Technical Basis for Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation Initiatives, vol. 18, no.2, 2010;

  • Vitaly Fedchenko and Ragnhild Ferm Hellgren 'Nuclear explosions, 1945-2006', SIPRI Yearbook 2007: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2007):

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, 'Multilateral control of the nuclear fuel cycle', SIPRI Yearbook 2006: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2006).

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘Nuclear explosions, 1945–2009, SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2010);

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘Nuclear explosions, 1945–2014, SIPRI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2014):

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘Nuclear explosions, 1945–2016’, SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and Inter-national Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2017);

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘Nuclear explosions, 1945–2016, SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2017);

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘Nuclear forensic analysis, SIPRI Yearbook 2008: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2008):

Other scientific publications

  • Andrei Apostol and Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘National nuclear forensics library as a system for nuclear materials accountancy and control’, IAEA Symposium on International Safeguards: Building Future Safeguards Capabilities, 5-8 November 2018:

  • Anna Lundberg och Emma Rosengren, “På grund i ett jämställt Sverige”, in Linderoth Andreas (ed), Det dolda hotet: 12 forskare om ubåtar, Marinmuseum, Karlskrona, 2014;

  • Apostol, A., Fedchenko, V., ‘National nuclear forensics library as a system for nuclear materials accountancy and control’, IAEA Symposium on International Safeguards: Building Future Safeguards Capabilities, 5-8 November 2018:

  • Emma Rosengren, “Disarmament as protection? The role of Gender in Sweden’s Nuclear History”, in Ahlbäck, Anders and Fia Sundevall, Gender War and Peace, Breaking up the Borderlines, University Press of Eastern Finland, 2014;

  • Emma Rosengren, “Genus och motstånd i den svenska kärnvapendebatten”, Arbetarhistoria, 2014:4 [152]:

  • Mark Bromley and Giovanna Maletta, “The challenge of software and technology transfers to non-proliferation efforts: Implementing and complying with export controls” SIPRI Report, April 2018;

  • Morten Bremer Maerli, Vitaly Fedchenko, and Ian Anthony, ‘Nuclear security: reinforcing EU cooperative threat reduction programmes, Background paper 2, Conference on strengthening European action on WMD non-proliferation and disarmament: how can community instruments contribute?, Brussels, 7–8 December 2005;

  • Robert Kelley and Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘Phosphate Fertilizers as a Proliferation-Relevant Source of Uranium’, EU Non-Proliferation Consortium Non-Proliferation Papers, No.59, May 2017;

  • Sibylle Bauer and Mark Bromley, “3.1. Controls on exports of arms and dual-use goods” in “3. Developments at the European Union level”, Literature review for the Policy and Operations Evaluations Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Final Report, SIPRI, 16 Aug. 2017;

  • Sibylle Bauer and Mark Bromley, “Detecting, Investigating and Prosecuting Export Control Violations: European Perspectives on Key Challenges and Good Practices” SIPRI Report, December 2019:

  • Sibylle Bauer and Mark Bromley, “The dual-use export control policy review: balancing security, trade and academic freedom in a changing world”, Non-proliferation Paper No. 48, Mar. 2016;

  • Sibylle Bauer, Francesca Berton, Mark Bromley and Nora Plaisier, “Data and Information Collection for EU Dual-use Export Control Policy Review” (ECORYS and SIPRI: Nov. 2015);

  • Sibylle Bauer, Kolja Brockmann, Mark Bromley, and Giovanna Maletta, “Challenges and good practices in the implementation of the EU’s arms and dual-use export controls: A cross-sector analysis”, SIPRI, July 2017:

  • Sibylle Bauer, Kolja Brockmann, Mark Bromley, and Giovanna Maletta, “Internal compliance and export control guidance documents for the nuclear sector”, SIPRI Good Practice Guide: Export Control ICP Guidance Material no. 3, SIPRI, July 2017;

  • Sibylle Bauer, Kolja Brockmann, Mark Bromley, and Giovanna Maletta, “Internal compliance and export control guidance documents for actors from academia and research”, SIPRI Good Practice Guide: Export Control ICP Guidance Material no. 1, SIPRI, July 2017:

  • Swedish Disarmament Policy during the Cold War (Ed. Thomas Jonter and Emma Rosengren). Conference Report, 26 November 2012, Stockholm, Sweden, Woodrow Wilson Center of International Scholars: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/sites/default/files/Conference_Report_Swedish_Disarma ment_Policy.pdf

  • Thomas Jonter, Making a Historical Survey of a State ´s Nuclear Ambitions. IAEA task ID: SWE C 01333. Impact of Historical Developments of s State´s National Nuclear NonProliferation Policy on Additional Protocoll Implemantation. SKI Report 2003:18;

  • Thomas Jonter, Nuclear Weapon Research in Sweden. The Co-operation Between Civilian and Military Research, 1947-1972, SKI Report 02:18;

  • Thomas Jonter, Sweden and the Bomb. Swedish Plans to acquire Nuclear Weapons, 1945-1972. SKI Report 01:33.

  • Vitaly Fedchenko ‘Identifying research needs in nuclear forensics’, ITWG Nuclear Forensics Update, no.3, June 2017;

  • Vitaly Fedchenko ‘Nuclear forensics as nuclear material analysis for security purposes’, EU Non-Proliferation Consortium Non-Proliferation Papers, No.60, June 2017;

  • Vitaly Fedchenko and Ian Anthony, ‘Nuclear Security in the Black Sea Region: Contested Spaces, National Capacities and Multinational Potential’, SIPRI Policy Paper 49, December 2018:

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘Dismantling nuclear submarines, in: Protecting Against the Spread of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons: An Action Agenda For The Global Partnership, vol. 4, (CSIS press, Washington DC), 2003;

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘Good news from the G8 summit, Yaderny Kontrol, no.5, September-October 2002 (in Russian);

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘Nuclear forensic analysis as a response tool to nuclear terrorism events, in: O. Aytac and M. Kibaroglu (eds.), Defence Against Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, IOS Press, 2009. Contribution to ‘The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law(Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2009);

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘Nuclear submarines dismantlement, ed. Yu.Fedorov, ‘Cooperating for global security, PIR Study Papers, No.19, 2002;

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘On some issues of Russian-Indian nuclear cooperation, Yaderny Kontrol, #3, May-June 2001. (In Russian) ;

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘Preventing the brain drain: Russia and beyond, Geneva Center For Security Policy Occasional Papers, no. 46 (GCSP: Geneva, April 2005);

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘Russian-Indian nuclear relations and export control issues, in.: Roland Timerbayev, Alexander Shilin, Vitaly Fedchenko. Problem of Proliferation and Nonproliferation in South Asia: Current Situation and Prespectives. PIR Study Papers. #17, 2002. (In Russian);

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘Testing times: doubts hang over nuclear test ban treaty, Janes Intelligence Review, vol.20, no. 9 (Sep 2008).

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, ‘Weapons of mass analysis, Janes Intelligence Review, vol.19, no. 11 (Nov 2007);

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, Dmitry Kovchegin, ‘Global security decisions of Kananaskis summit, Yaderny Kontrol, no. 5, September-October 2002 (in Russian);

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, Fedorov Yu, and Mamedova, N., Iran's Nuclear Program and Russian-Iranian Relations, IAIR Policy Papers, #2, Volume 2, February 2003;

  • Vitaly Fedchenko, Pavel Podvig, Thomas Shea, Addressing Disparities in a Non-Discriminatory Fissile Material Treaty, UNIDIR, January 2017;

Text books (education in nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation)

  • Ane Håkansson and Thomas Jonter, An Introduction to Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Safeguards, SKI Report 2007:44;

  • Thomas Jonter, “Nuclear Non-Proliferation – a Brief Historical Background”, in Nuclear safeguards and Non-Proliferation (Ed. Greet Janssens-Maenhout), Euoropean Communities, 2009;

Other relevant publications (newspapers, magazines etc.)