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SIPRI works on timely, global issues which are often reported on in the media. In particular, our four data launchesarms industry, arms transfers, military expenditure and nuclear weapons—receive a lot of coverage. For these, and other topics, SIPRI researchers are available for interviews and quotes. SIPRI also produces press releases for major stories relating to its research throughout the year. To stay up-to-date with the lastest news from SIPRI, please sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Latest Press releases

SIPRI statement on the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

(Stockholm, 8 October 2021) SIPRI congratulates Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov on the award of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, ‘for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.’

Global nuclear arsenals grow as states continue to modernize–New SIPRI Yearbook out now

(Stockholm, 14 June 2021) SIPRI today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2021, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. A key finding is that despite an overall decrease in the number of nuclear warheads in 2020, more have been deployed with operational forces.

2021 SIPRI Lecture concludes, stresses the need for revitalizing democracy for the younger generation

(Stockholm, 25 May 2021) Yesterday evening, more than 900 global participants convened in a virtual space for the third annual SIPRI Lecture. This year, the lecture was delivered by HE Dr Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State of the United States, followed by a distinguished panel.

SIPRI Experts

SIPRI researchers are available for interviews and other media requests. A list of available researchers and their expertise can be found on our SIPRI experts page. For short commentary on recent events, please see our expert comments page. For longer commentary, see our topical backgrounders page.

SIPRI Updates

SIPRI Update: Global Security and Arms Control is a monthly newsletter covering the latest developments in international security, arms control, non-proliferation and conflict. See previous issues of SIPRI Update and subscribe to our newsletter via the box at the top of the page.