The independent resource on global security

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

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The EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium forms the core of a wider network of European non-proliferation and disarmament think tanks and research centres which the Consortium is responsible for promoting and coordinating.

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

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SIPRI works to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction, particularly biological, chemical and nuclear weapons.

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, and military expenditure.

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SIPRI analyses the state of European security and how it is changing.

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SIPRI’s work in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) spans the region and involves several cross-cutting themes—including dialogue, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, military expenditure and security.

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

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SIPRI focuses on the conditions necessary to resolve conflicts and the effects of positive peace in promoting sustainable development.

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).

Environment of Peace

The Environment of Peace initiative aims to increase understanding of how climate change and other environmental crises affect prospects for peace and security.