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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)
 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
since 2007 Visiting Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland at Reykjavik


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