Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Breaking News: SIPRI Heads Axed

Both the Director (Tilman Bruck) and Chairman (Goran Lennmarker) of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) have have been kicked out of their positions amid a growing controversy over the work environment at the think tank.

The Governing Board of SIPRI and Tilman Bruck have agreed that Bruck will leave his position as Director of SIPRI on June 30, 2014.  Bruck, however, will continue to be affiliated with SIPRI as a Distinguished Senior Fellow.

The SIPRI Governing Board will be chaired by the Deputy Chairman Jayantha Dhanapala (with the title of "Acting Director") until further notice.

In a press release, SIPRI said that the Governing Board has agreed to appoint an international expert to undertake a comprehensive review of SIPRI and to make recommendations for its future.

More details coming soon...