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Research

SIPRI looks at the most important symptoms of insecurity and efforts to control them.

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Recently updated Armament and disarmament projects

Museum of Science and Industry in Hiroshima, Japan on 6 August 1945

SIPRI seeks to contribute to the understanding of trends and developments pertaining to nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

Piles of coins next to a bullet

SIPRI tracks arms production, international arms tranfers, arms embargoes and military spending.

Checking exports from ship and truck in shipyard

SIPRI promotes dual-use and arms trade controls through research, publications, seminars and capacity-building activities.

SIPRI looks at the most important consequences of insecurity and efforts to minimize them.

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Recently updated Conflict, peace and security projects

Africa

SIPRI’s work in Africa spans several regions and cross-cutting themes, including peacekeeping operations, civil society and peacebuilding.

Map of Middle East and North Africa

SIPRI’s work in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) aims to provide in-depth analyses of the political, social, economic and environmental drivers of conflict and pathways to peace in the region with the purpose of informing actors involved in peacebuilding efforts.

Indian Formed Police Unit participate in a medal parade, 2008.

SIPRI produces policy-relevant research on data and trends, future developments, and gender in peace operations and conflict management.

SIPRI looks at the long-term causes of insecurity to understand how societies identify and navigate paths to sustainable peace.

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Recently updated Peace and development projects

Plains in Kenya. Photo: Shutterstock

SIPRI looks at the effects of climate change on peace and security.

Environment of Peace: Security in a new era of risk

The Environment of Peace initiative looks at how to secure peace in a new era of risk.

Food, peace and security

SIPRI seeks to improve the understanding of the relationship between food, security, stability and peace. For this work, SIPRI has agreed a multi-year partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).