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SIPRI welcomes new Deputy Director

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Joakim Vaverka as its new Deputy Director. He will assume his post on 1 September 2020.

Recent advances in artificial intelligence contribute to nuclear risk—new SIPRI report

Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) contribute to nuclear risk according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Nuclear weapon modernization continues but the outlook for arms control is bleak: New SIPRI Yearbook out now

SIPRI today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2020, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security.

New SIPRI and ICRC report identifies necessary controls on autonomous weapons

A new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) identifies where controls on autonomous weapon systems must be placed.

Declining trends in multilateral peace operations continued in 2019; attention shifting towards the Middle East and North Africa–new SIPRI data

While the number of United Nations and non-UN multilateral peace operations increased slightly in 2019, the number of personnel deployed in them decreased, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Former SIPRI Researcher Arthur H. Westing—in memoriam

SIPRI mourns the passing of former SIPRI expert Arthur H. Westing (United States), who died on 30 April 2020 at the age of 91.

Save the date: Sustaining peace in the time of COVID-19 in focus at the 2020 Virtual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development

(Stockholm,  5 May 2020) This year, the global community of the Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development will convene, for the first time, in a professional virtual space between 11-22 May.

Global military expenditure sees largest annual increase in a decade—says SIPRI—reaching $1917 billion in 2019

Total global military expenditure rose to $1917 billion in 2019. The total for 2019 represents an increase of 3.6 per cent from 2018 and the largest annual growth in spending since 2010. The five largest spenders in 2019, which accounted for 62 per cent of expenditure, were the United States, China, India, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Former SIPRI Researcher Julian Perry Robinson—in memoriam

SIPRI mourns the passing of former SIPRI expert Julian Perry Robinson (United Kingdom), who died on 22 April 2020 at the age of 78.

SIPRI welcomes Ambassador Ramtane Lamamra to the Governing Board

(Stockholm, 23 April) The Swedish Government has formally appointed Ambassador Ramtane Lamamra as a member of the SIPRI Governing Board.