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

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

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

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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

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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.

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.

Africa

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

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

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. 

Governance and society

SIPRI focuses on systems of governance, their effects on local populations, and their relationship to the emergence of armed conflict or sustainable peace in a given setting.