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World military spending: Increases in the USA and Europe, decreases in oil-exporting countries

Total world military expenditure rose to $1686 billion in 2016, an increase of 0.4 per cent in real terms from 2015, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Save the date: Sustaining peace in focus as global experts convene in Stockholm

Over 200 high-level policymakers, researchers and practitioners will gather in Stockholm on 3–4 May for the fourth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development. Co-hosted by SIPRI and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the 2017 Forum focuses on ‘what works’, and will identify good practice in peacebuilding and development.

SIPRI publishes a new report on China’s engagement of North Korea

SIPRI announces a new publication, entitled ‘China’s engagement of North Korea: Challenges and opportunities for Europe’.

Increase in arms transfers driven by demand in the Middle East and Asia, says SIPRI

The volume of international transfers of major weapons has grown continuously since 2004 and increased by 8.4 per cent between 2007–11 and 2012–16, according to new data on arms transfers published today by SIPRI.

‘The UN Security Council decides, while Africa provides most of the troops’. Time to rethink the peace operations partnership in Africa

SIPRI release a new report as part of the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations II initiative.

SIPRI welcomes Espen Barth Eide as a new member to its Governing Board

The Swedish Government has formally appointed Espen Barth Eide as a new member of the SIPRI Governing Board. 

Global arms industry: USA remains dominant despite decline; sales rise in Western Europe and Russia, says SIPRI

Sales of arms and military services by the largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $370.7 billion in 2015 according to new data on the international arms industry released today by SIPRI.

SIPRI statement on the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

SIPRI warmly congratulates Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos on being awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

SIPRI Yearbook 2016 out now: Trends in peace operations, sanctions on Iran, and the ongoing peace process in Mali

SIPRI is pleased to celebrate International Day of Peace with the launch of SIPRI Yearbook 2016, now available in print and online.

Stockholm Security Conference opens: speakers address how cities best respond to global security challenges

(Stockholm 15 September 2016): Today, over 200 experts and practitioners are attending the first Stockholm Security Conference on Secure Cities, which aims to identify and manage the most pressing urban security issues, including gang violence, radicalization and food security.