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MA Alyson Judith Kirtley BAILES Former Director, SIPRI - Stockholm International Peace Research Institute; Visiting Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland, Reykjavik


1971 MA (honours) in Modern History, University of Oxford
1969-1992 British Diplomatic Service, including postings at Budapest, UK Delegation at NATO, Bonn, Beijing, Oslo, and Helsinki (as British Ambassador 2000-2002)
1994-1996 Head, Security Policy Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London
2002-2007 Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
since 2007 Visiting Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland at Reykjavik
 During career breaks and sabbaticals I worked as a researcher at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London, as a Vice President at the EastWest Center in New York and as Political Director of Western European Union in Brussels


Swedish Royal Academy of Military Science


Business and Society: Public-private relationships in a new security environment (co-editor with Isabel Frommelt), OUP for SIPRI, 2004
The New European Security Strategy: An evolutionary history, SIPRI Policy Paper, 2005
The Nordic Countries and the European Security and Defence Policy (co-editor with Gunilla Herolf and Bengt Sundelius), OUP for SIPRI 2006
Through European Eyes: An anthology, University of Iceland, 2009


Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, United Kingdom
Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star, Sweden