The Compendium is part of the World Peace Foundation’s Program on Global Arms and Corruption. It was conceived and developed by Sam Perlo-Freeman, during the time he directed WPF’s Global Arms and Corruption Program. Project Research Assistant was Xiaodon Liang.

Dr. Samuel Perlo-Freeman is a Research Coordinator at Campaign Against Arms Trade in the UK, focusing on UK military spending and arms procurement. He is also a Fellow at the World Peace Foundation, managing the WPF project on Global Arms Business and Corruption. While working at WPF between 2016 and 2018, he led the project to create the WPF Compendium of Arms Trade Corruption. Previously, he was Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) from 2007 to 2016, working on issues of military expenditure, arms industry and arms trade. As head of the SIPRI Military Expenditure project, he completed a project in 2016 to extend SIPRI’s unique military expenditure database backwards in time from 1988 to the 1950s. He holds PhDs in Mathematics and Economics, and is the author of numerous publications on military expenditure, the arms industry and trade, defence and peace economics, development economics, and mathematics.  Publications by Sam Perlo-Freeman as part of the Global ArmsBusiness and Corruption program can be found here.

Xiaodon Liang is a Research Assistant in the Global Arms Trade and Corruption program at the WPF. He is also a PhD candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, studying the intersection of civil-military relations and arms production programs.