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SIPRI produces a variety of videos to cater for different viewing preferences and to serve as an alternative platform to provide insights on peace and security. With events as a core component of SIPRI’s outreach, livestreams and recordings of SIPRI’s conferences and seminars are regularly produced.  



The Searchlight films take an in depth look at a particular peace and security topic or issue. In around 10-minutes, the films seek to educate the viewer by bringing together input from a range of key experts and stakeholders on a particular issue alongside the SIPRI perspective.

So far, films in the series have focused on Article 36 weapon reviews, managing the risks posed by climate change and achieving peace, justice and inclusive governance by 2030.



The Spotlight series is a collection of short, on the spot interviews, captured on occasions where individuals have visited SIPRI for various events, seminars and workshops or have engaged in external SIPRI activities. The aim of the series is to capture an array of angles and viewpoints that will stimulate further discussions to better understand the conditions for peaceful solutions of international conflicts and for a stable peace.

The series features an array of individuals, including academics, civil society representatives, diplomats, government officials and researchers. Browse through the playlist of  interviews with Kofi Annan, Filippo Grandi, Beatrice Fihn and the latest interviews with individuals on local perceptions of security in Mali.


Several Spotlight interviews have been grouped together in playlists under umbrella films that feature SIPRI experts speaking about a particular set of issues in a region. Through these playlists, SIPRI strives to bring regional perceptions, voices and views to the global debate. 


Peace Points

The Peace Points short-film series seeks to deliver key starting points and analysis from SIPRI’s Director, Dan Smith, in the field of peace and security. The episodes are timely and based on recent events in the world.

Explore the archive of past Peace Points, including episodes on the launch of the 2021 SIPRI Yearbook and perspectives on the arms control agenda.


Live stream

Events form a core component of SIPRI’s outreach activities. To bring these to a wider audience, SIPRI regularly broadcasts livestreams of its conference sessions, seminars, and other key meetings. Highlights of 2018 have included events on Hunger, food security, stability and peace, the Inaugural SIPRI Lecture and The art of keeping a deal: Can Europe save the JCPOA?.

Watch the latest event live streamed on 'The state of the world: Discussing war and peace with SIPRI’s international Governing Board'.



The SIPRI Reflection series, which follows on from the successful 50th anniversary celebration series, ‘2016–A Year of Reflection’, aims to deliver thoughtful and insightful analysis, driven by SIPRI experts, to guide viewers in key themes of peace and security.

Watch the first film in SIPRI’s Reflection series on climate change, peace and security.