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SIPRI works on timely, global issues which are often reported on in the media. In particular, our four data launchesarms industry, arms transfers, military expenditure and nuclear weapons—receive a lot of coverage. For these, and other topics, SIPRI researchers are available for interviews and quotes. SIPRI also produces press releases for major stories relating to its research throughout the year. To stay up-to-date with the lastest news from SIPRI, please sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Latest Press releases

Global arms industry rankings: Sales up 4.6 per cent worldwide and US companies dominate the Top 5

Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 100 companies (excluding those in China) totalled $420 billion in 2018, marking an increase of 4.6 per cent compared with the previous year. This is according to new data released today by SIPRI in the SIPRI Top 100 ranking.

The state preferred as justice and security provider over non-state and informal actors—new SIPRI/Cordaid study on CAR and DRC

In two days, on 14 November, the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) will be renewed, as will the mandate of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), next month.

Climate change challenges the future success of peacebuilding—shows new SIPRI study on Somalia

(Stockholm, 23 October 2019) Climate change poses serious challenges to current and future peacebuilding missions, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) which studies the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

SIPRI Experts

SIPRI researchers are available for interviews and other media requests. A list of available researchers and their expertise can be found on our SIPRI experts page. For short commentary on recent events, please see our expert comments page. For longer commentary, see our topical backgrounders page.

SIPRI Updates

SIPRI Update: Global Security and Arms Control is a monthly newsletter covering the latest developments in international security, arms control, non-proliferation and conflict. See previous issues of SIPRI Update and subscribe to our newsletter via the box at the top of the page.