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Global military spending remains high at $1.7 trillion

Total world military expenditure rose to $1739 billion in 2017, a marginal increase of 1.1 per cent in real terms from 2016, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Save the date: Politics of peace in focus at fifth Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development

Over 200 high-level policymakers, researchers and practitioners will gather in Stockholm on May 7-9 for the fifth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development. Co-hosted by SIPRI and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the 2018 Forum focuses on the politics of peace and seeks to identify concrete steps towards sustainable peace.

Asia and the Middle East lead rising trend in arms imports, US exports grow significantly, says SIPRI

Continuing the upward trend that began in the early 2000s, the volume of international transfers of major weapons in 2013-17 was 10 per cent higher than in 2008-12, according to new data on arms transfers published by SIPRI today.

New SIPRI brief on central Mali shows how interpretations of the conflict shape the responses

SIPRI is pleased to announce the publication of a new Insights Paper, entitled ‘Central Mali: violence, local perspectives and diverging narratives’.

SIPRI welcomes Jessica Tuchman Mathews as a new member to its Governing Board

The Swedish Government has formally appointed Dr Jessica Tuchman Mathews as a new member of the SIPRI Governing Board. 

Global arms industry: First rise in arms sales since 2010, says SIPRI

Sales of arms and military services by the world’s largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $374.8 billion in 2016, according to new international arms industry data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony: SIPRI, nuclear weapons and the state of disarmament

Disarmament issues have been at the core of SIPRI’s work since its foundation in 1966. On 10 December 2017, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) will formally receive the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo. Ahead of the ceremony, SIPRI is pleased to present a primer on the state of nuclear weapons and disarmament.

3D printing and export controls on missile technology: Challenges and ways forward – New SIPRI report

SIPRI launches a new Background Paper ‘3D printing and missile technology controls’, originally part of a compendium of research papers compiled by the Missile Technology Control Regime on the occasion of their 30th anniversary.

New SIPRI study on autonomy in weapon systems: State of play and options for moving forward

SIPRI launches a new report, Mapping the Development of Autonomy in Weapon Systems, which aims to shed light on the current developments in autonomy in weapon systems and thereby provide important insights for informed international discussions.

SIPRI statement on the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

SIPRI warmly congratulates the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons on being awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.