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(Stockholm, 13 March 2023) Imports of major arms by European states increased by 47 per cent between 2013–17 and 2018–22, while the global level of international arms transfers decreased by 5.1 per cent. Arms imports fell overall in Africa (–40 per cent), the Americas (–21 per cent), Asia and Oceania (–7.5 per cent) and the Middle East (–8.8 per cent)—but imports to East Asia and certain states in other areas of high geopolitical tension rose sharply.
(Stockholm, 22 February 2023) Yesterday, in his State of the Nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would suspend its participation in New START, the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the world’s two nuclear superpowers: Russia and the United States.
SIPRI mourns the passing of Dr Bhupendra Jasani, who died in London on 25 November at the age of 87.
(Stockholm, 5 December 2022) Sales of arms and military services by the 100 largest companies in the industry reached $592 billion in 2021, a 1.9 per cent increase compared with 2020 in real terms. This is according to new data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
(Stockholm, 7 October 2022) SIPRI congratulates Ales Bialiatski, Memorial and the Centre for Civil Liberties on the award of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.
(Stockholm, 13 June 2022) SIPRI today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2022, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. A key finding is that despite a marginal decrease in the number of nuclear warheads in 2021, nuclear arsenals are expected to grow over the coming decade.
(Stockholm, 23 May 2022) Over the next three days, more than 2600 participants from 150 countries and over 70 partner organizations will convene in person and in a virtual space for the ninth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.
(Stockholm, 23 May 2022) World leaders are failing to prepare for a new era of complex and often unpredictable risks to peace as profound environmental and security crises converge and intensify, according to a major report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
(Stockholm, 25 April 2022) Total global military expenditure increased by 0.7 per cent in real terms in 2021, to reach $2113 billion. The five largest spenders in 2021 were the United States, China, India, the United Kingdom and Russia, together accounting for 62 per cent of expenditure, according to new data on global military spending published today by the SIPRI.
SIPRI mourns the passing of Dr Madeleine Albright, former professor and diplomat, who served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. Madeleine Albright passed away on 23 March 2022 at the age of 84.