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Dr Mark Bromley

Senior Researcher

Dr Mark Bromley

Mark Bromley

Dr Mark Bromley is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme. 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).

Subject expertise

Transparency of international arms transfers; financial value of the arms trade; arms export policies of EU member states; EU engagement in arms export policies; combatting the illicit trade in SALW; Arms Trade Treaty; controls on the trade in cyber-surveillance systems.

Regional expertise

Western Europe, Latin America

English, Spanish

BA in Social and Political Sciences; St John’s College, Cambridge; MA in War Studies, King’s College London

United Kingdom
External publications
  • Bromley, M., Understanding European Arms Export Controls: Material Interests and Competing Norms, PHD Thesis, June 2022. 
  • Bromley, M.,‘A search for common ground: export controls on surveillance technology and the role of the EU’ About:intel, 12 Feb. 2020. 
  • Bromley, M., ‘Sweden’s arms export controls: Balancing support and restraint’ in Laurence Lustgarten, Law and the Arms Trade: Weapons, Blood and Rules (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2020). 
  • Bauer, S., Bromley, M., and Maletta, G.,‘The further development of the Common Position 944/2008/CFSP on arms exports control’, European Parliament Policy Department for External Relations, July 2018.
  • Bromley, M., ‘EU Arms Transfers and Export Control Policies’, in Hugo Meijer and Marco Wyss (eds.) ‘The Handbook of European Armed Forces’, (OUP, 2018). 
  • Bauer, S., Bromley, M., and Maletta, G., ‘The implementation of the EU arms export control system’ EU Directorate-General for External Policies Department, 30 May 2017.
  • Bromley, M. and Duchatel, M., ‘Influence by default: Europe’s impact on military security in East Asia’, European Council on Foreign Relations, 16 May 2017.
  • Bromley, M., Jan Steenhoek, K. Halink, S. and Wijkstra, E., 'ICT Surveillance Systems: Trade Policy and the Application of Human Security Concerns', Strategic Trade Review, Spring 2016.
  • Bromley, M., 'End-Use Controls: Recent Technology Developments and Emerging Trends', Security and Peace, 33 (2), July 2015.
  • Bromley, M., and Dermody, L., 'Adressing the Unauthorized Re-export or Re-Transfer of Arms and Ammunition', SEESAC, June 2014.
  • Bromley, M., Chapter 7, 'The European Union', in Olawale Ismail and Elisabeth Sköns (eds.) Security Activities of External Actors in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2014).
  • Bromley, M., Cooper, N. and Holtom, P., 'The UN Arms Trade Treaty: arms export controls, the human security agenda and the lessons of history', International Affairs, vol. 88, no. 5, 2012, pp. 1029-1048.
  • Bromley, M., 'Prosecuting Illicit Arms Brokers: Improving the European Record', International Relations and Security Network - ETH Zurich, 4 Sep. 2012.
  • Bromley, M., 'Vad är syftet med nya kriterier? [What is the purpose of the new criteria?]', Svenska Dagbladet, 13 Mar. 2012.
  • Bromley, M., 'Arms Brokering Controls and a Future ATT', UNIDIR Resources, April 2011.
  • Bromley, M. and Guevara, I. 'Arms modernization in Latin America', in: Tan, A. T. H. (ed.) 'The Global Arms Trade: A Handbook', (Routledge, UK; London, 2010), pp. 166-177.
  • Holtom, P. and Bromley, M., 'The International Arms Trade: Difficult to Define, Measure, and Control', Arms Control Today, July/August 2010.
  • Bromley, M. and Brzoska, M. ‘Towards a common, restrictive EU arms export policy? The impact of the EU Code of Conduct on major conventional arms exports’, European Foreign Affairs Review, vol. 13, no. 3 (Sep. 2008).
  • Bromley, M., ‘10 years down the track: the EU Code of Conduct on arms exports’, European Security Review, no, 39 (July 2008).